VICE is the world’s preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a weekly and daily news programming partnership with HBO; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; a book-publishing division; and a newly launched U.S and Canadian TV network, VICELAND.

VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard awards, and Webby Awards, among others.



Position:                   Video Player Engineer

Location:                   Brooklyn, NY



Vice is looking for an experienced video player engineer to work on the development of the Vice owned and operated player. The ideal candidate should be deeply familiar with modern javascript frameworks such as react and equally obsessed with delivering the fastest, highest quality video experience on desktop and mobile platforms.


  • 3+ Years Development Experience working with a player publishing platform
  • Expert understanding of video encoding and adaptive video delivery (HLS, MPEG-DASH)
  • Deep experience with modern javascript frameworks such as React and Vue
  • Expert level understanding of video advertising technology (VPAID and VAST standards)
  • Experience working with server side ad insertion and dynamic content packaging
  • Experience working with the JWPlayer framework
  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering first in class performant and responsive experiences


  • Experience working with large media publishing workflows dealing with Video Delivery at scale
  • Experience with video encoding and playback optimization / delivery
  • Familiarity working Adobe Pass TVE framework
  • Familiarity with AVOD, SVOD, and live streaming implementations

If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.




Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity is a major benefit to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.  We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.


Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.


 *Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.


To all recruitment agencies: Unless otherwise indicated, VICE does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes.

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