Rust Job: Lead Video Software Engineer

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New York, NY - United States of America

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Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from Paramount Global, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream Paramount Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

We are looking for a Lead Video Software Engineer who is passionate about large scale video ecosystems and cares about code quality, uptime, performance, continuous deployment, design principles, and test-driven development. You'll work closely with fellow engineers to enable modern, high-quality media delivery using a combination of in-house and off-the-shelf technologies. You’ll be crucial in the team’s process when translating high-level requirements into maintainable, efficient, and scalable self-healing solutions. This role will have an extra focus on maintaining and extending a large-scale dynamic media packaging service streaming common last-mile protocols written in C and Go. You’ll be designing cutting edge features from the ground up that allow ViacomCBS to stay on top of the latest in streaming technologies in a rapidly changing industry! Does this sound like you?
Key Projects

Maintain and improve the core of our on-the-fly packaging service written in C while implementing high-performance greenfield functionality to support live and VOD workflows
Build out of a scheduling service for both Live and VOD assets to product stitched live streams
Work with engineers across the company to optimize video experience in the context of large-scale production websites and applications
Your Day-to-Day

Contribute to the core of our in-house dynamic media packaging system for live and VOD workflows
Work with product and QA teams to develop test plans for existing and new functionality
Contribute and encourage an engineering culture that values software quality and maintainability
Collaborate with other engineers and members of the Video Processing team to determine priorities, best practices, and refine functional requirements
What you bring to the team
You have -

Strong experience designing and implementing maintainable, scalable, and pragmatic software solutions from the ground up
Fluency in C and Go or similar systems-level programming language with a passion for writing high-performance, efficient code
Proven experience with streaming protocols like HLS & MPEG-DASH
Experience with Digital Rights Management Systems (DRM), including Playready, Widevine & FairPlay
Experience with cloud technologies, preferably AWS and GCP
Good knowledge of microservices and distributed systems architectures
Experience with technical writing and design documentation
Strong communication with proven ability to work well within a team
You might also have -

Knowledge of FFmpeg/Libav APIs and experience maintaining Libav-based solutions in production
Knowledge of the color space, bit depth, and HDR systems
Experience deploying high-volume services using Kubernetes
Fluency in modern systems programming languages such as Rust
Patches or code publicly available
Open Source development experience!


Hiring Salary Range: $165,000.00 - 190,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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