We’re looking for a talented Staff Software Engineer in the UK to join our global Engineering team. On this team, we solve complex and interesting problems by building robust, scalable shared services used by our other engineering teams, helping them build things faster!  Our team thrives in an environment built on collaboration, trust, and hard work.  We look for people who are smart, fun, enthusiastic, passionate about technology, and want to work in a fast-paced environment.   If this sounds like a good fit for you, let’s talk!  

Job Responsibilities

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Work on the backend infrastructure of Brightcove’s core services.
  • Develop and maintain test plans.
  • Drive the team to adopt and adhere to best practices in design, testing, documenting and deploying software.
  • Design, develop and maintain test frameworks for E2E, Unit & Behavioral testing.
  • Represent the customer from the very beginning of feature design and development.
  • Work with developers to identify root causes of issues and prevent recurrence of bugs by identifying and recommending code and process improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical field strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with Video and Audio
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools, with demonstrated experience in a Software Engineer in Test role.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as GO, Ruby, Javascript, or Kotlin.
  • Demonstrated ability to debug production applications in a cloud-based environment
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other software engineers, product and program managers.
  • Ability to set and maintain high standards of quality and customer value.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to take ownership of issues.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment infrastructure for services is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AWS or other cloud platforms is a plus.

About Brightcove 

Brightcove is a team of smart, passionate people who are revolutionizing the way organizations deliver video. We’re hyped up about storytelling, and about helping people connect, share experiences, and view the world. Bottom line: video is the world’s most compelling, exciting medium, and Brightcove exists to demonstrate that video means business.

As the industry leader in this space, we empower our customers to deliver top-notch video experiences to audiences on every screen in bold and innovative ways. When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change. Creativity thrives. Since 2004, Brightcove has been supporting customers that are some of the largest media companies, enterprises, events, and non-profit organizations in the world. There are over 600 Brightcovers globally, each of us representing our unique talents and passions and we have built a culture that values individual empowerment, excellence and collaboration. This culture enables us to develop technologies once thought impossible, provide customer support without parallel or excuses, and leverage the expertise and resources of a global infrastructure. We take our video seriously, and we take great pride in doing it as one team.


As the undisputed global leader in powering premium video for our customers, Brightcove recruits and retains highly qualified and motivated individuals, creating an environment where people can innovate and achieve their best, and we reward them for their performance by giving them the opportunity to share in the company’s success. 

Brightcove offers a variety of perks dependent upon where you live, such as competitive compensation, restricted stock units, 401k matching, and tuition reimbursement, as well as unlimited PTO, and more! Brightcove has brand new office space in downtown Boston, Guadalajara (Mexico), and soon London. We have more offices in Funchal (Portugal), Tokyo (Japan), Singapore, Sydney (Australia), Mumbai and Chennai (India). Employees enjoy access to fully-stocked kitchens and social activities in any of our 14 offices globally. 

We recognize that no candidate is perfect and Brightcove would love to have the chance to get to know you. Please apply and if you are not a fit, we would love to keep you in our talent community. We encourage you to OPT into text messaging or the Talent Community at any time. 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you need any accommodations for your interview, please email recruiting@brightcove.com. Brightcove’s Privacy Policy explains the processing and purposes of any personal information. 



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