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Principal Software Engineer


New York, NY 06-08-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, 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 US in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

Division Overview

The Video Technology team develops industry-leading online and mobile video delivery systems and IP for the entire suite of ViacomCBS properties. Our team is responsible for the delivery of premium content to millions of people every day. We set company-wide video standards and help internal business units integrate the video delivery stack into their specific online products. Additionally, the team serves as the company's information resource on current and future trends in digital video. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in doing high-visibility, critically important work!

The Video Technology Group coordinates video processing, publishing, and delivery workflows. It focuses on building and maintaining video encoding platforms for on-demand and live streaming workflows, CDN & delivery automation, as well as integrations with CMS and publishing pipelines. The group works across the video ecosystem to enable all ViacomCBS business units to deliver high-quality video through the use of innovative technologies for increasing user engagement and revenues.

Role Details

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer who is passionate about enabling modern, high-quality media delivery using a combination of in-house and off-the-shelf technologies. You'll work closely with fellow engineers building and supporting our set of shared media services. You'll be essential 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 building software systems that support our internal live streaming platform.

Your Day-to-Day
• Build out cloud-based microservices to support video processing workflows
• Implement integrations and adapters for 3rd-party solutions
• Set up, implement, and maintain continuous delivery and integration strategies across services and projects
• Encourage an engineering culture that promotes test-driven development and code coverage

Key Project
• Work with building our live streaming platform for the creation of cloud-based infrastructure for live events


What you bring to the team

You have -
• Proficiency in Python or similar high-level programming language
• Familiarity with video protocols such as RTP, RTMP, HLS, DASH, HDS, Smooth Streaming;
• Knowledge of microservices and distributed systems programming
• Experience designing REST APIs and data-interchange formats such as JSON and XML
• Experience with containers technology and management such as Docker and Kubernetes
• Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaS) tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation
• Experience with technical writing and design documentation
• Ability to translate complex requirements into scalable architecture.
• Desire to constantly improve performance and stability, identify weaknesses and propose improvements
• Innovative approach to improve and extend our product portfolio.
• Participate in conversations with vendors and our customers.
• Help with defining our software development processes

You might also have -
• Proficiency in modern systems programming languages such as Go and/or Rust
• Experience with AWS Media Services (Medialive, MediaConnect, MediaPackage, MediaStore)
• Familiarity with modern video codecs like H264, VP8, VP9, AV1;
• Previous experience with video processing services such as AWS Elemental MediaLive, BitMovin, Hybrik, Zencoder, Encoding.com
• Experience with Digital Rights Management Systems (DRM), including Playready, Widevine & FairPlay

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0e6je-3-238-24-209-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ViacomCBS delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms worldwide. Through television, streaming and digital content, studio production, publishing, live events, merchandise and more, we connect with billions of people.