About Us

Brightcove is the leading online video platform that powers the video for many of the UK and the world’s largest media companies including BBC Worldwide, UKTV, Channel 4, Ford, Viacom, ESPN, and The New York Times.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will help deliver a service that touches millions of people around the world by serving over a billion video streams each month.

Our Team

The ‘Dynamic Delivery’ team work on a highly scalable, multi-region set of microservices that are responsible for delivering video to millions of consumers around the world.

We’re a small team, so you’ll have a high degree of autonomy and input into design decisions. We also offer a competitive salary, flexible working environment and encourage learning and career development.

Our Technology

The Dynamic Delivery platform has been developed from scratch over the past two years and is almost 100% written in Go, with functional tests written in Ruby/Cucumber and deployed using containers onto public cloud infrastructure.

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of a service from design to deployment

  • Take into account scaling, cost and performance considerations when designing a service

  • Stay abreast of developments and best practices within the technologies we use

  • Work with Customer Support and Account Management to respond to customer impacting issues

  • Work alongside other teams to develop cross-project solutions and drive best practices across the organisation

Technology Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software development experience, at least 1-2 of which are in Go

  • Experience delivering and supporting high scale SaaS services leveraging public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Experience working in a Devops oriented team where engineers own the deployment stack

  • Experience with Behaviour and Test-Driven Development

  • Knowledge of containers and container-based deployment

  • Experience working with CDNs a plus.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math or related field required

Video Qualifications

  • An understanding of the following Video Delivery technologies:

    • HLS

    • MPEG DASH

    • Microsoft Smooth Streaming

  • An understanding of H.264 and AAC

  • An understanding of video container formats, specifically

    • MP4 (and fMP4/ISOBMFF)

    • MPEG TS

  • An understanding of common DRM technologies, specifically

    • Widevine Modular

    • Playready 

    • Fairplay

Location

Lacon London is a light, modern office building situated in Central London amongst some of the most vibrant and exciting cafés, restaurants and shops the city has to offer.  The office is near to several underground and railway stations, with Holborn being the closest. 

 

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