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Trainee, Operations Engineer (Media Operations)



Marketing & Communications, Operations
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Kick Off Your Career experience at Quickplay as a Media Operations Engineer Intern on our Tech Ops team!

Are you ready to combine your curiosity about Media and Video Streaming Technology into your next internship opportunity? With this exclusive internship at Quickplay, you can dive into the thrilling world of global entertainment (sports, drama, reality, gaming etc..) while gaining valuable hands-on experience in operations for a globally recognized leader in the OTT (over the top) space.

Who We are:
OTT Video Technology is what we dream about, create the future of, and share with the world through our customer platforms (including Rogers Sportsnet, Madison Square Garden Networks, Yes Network, and more!) You can check out our most recent awards at

Who You Are:

  • Passionate Learners: Fast-paced environments that lend to rapid learning and adaptation is where you thrive.
  • Innovators: Bring your fresh ideas and creative solutions to the table.
  • Team Players: Collaboration is vital at Quickplay, so we're looking for individuals who thrive in a team environment.

What We Offer:

  • Learning Opportunities: A supportive and inclusive culture that values your growth and development. Joining this team, and our office in Toronto guarantees your hands- on exposure to work on real word projects affecting current and future customers.
  • Mentorship: Mentorship from industry experts passionate about sharing their expertise, and ability to build your professional network at a global company.
  • Cutting Edge Tech: Quickplay is at the forefront of digital media technology, revolutionizing how content is delivered and consumed. This internship provides exposure to cutting-edge technology shaping the future of global entertainment.
  • Impact: The opportunity to make a tangible impact on our product innovation and the global entertainment industry as a whole.
  • FUN! Sponsored Weekly lunches, our annual Summer Event, in office perks & drinks, Quickplay Merch, Recognition Bonuses, and all the latest tech tools to enable your best work.

What You'll Do:

  • Learn how content is acquired, transcoded to various formats supporting different device platforms, and distributed to end users.
  • Learn how content metadata is ingested, enriched, and enhances user experience while consuming content on OTT platforms.
  • Gain familiarity with Digital Rights Management to secure content, Adaptive Bitrate streaming, streaming protocols like HLS, and DASH.
  • Develop an understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS), gaining insights into how content is stored, managed, and curated to enhance user engagement.
  • Explore different platforms used for streaming media playback, including AppleTV, Roku, iOS, and Android, to understand their functionalities and user experiences.
  • Get exposed to the working of container orchestrators like Kubernetes, where headend microservices are deployed supporting various features within OTT streaming solutions.
  • Opportunity to work on document-oriented databases like Couchbase, along with RDBMS like MySQL.
  • Opportunity to work on media assets stored in different cloud providers like GCP, Azure & AWS, thus enhancing your knowledge of components within the respective cloud providers.
  • Exposure to tools like Postman used to test various REST APIs, log analysis using Charles Log, Wireshark.
  • Exposure to data analytics & Visualization tools like Conviva, New Relic, Tableau & Looker, providing insights on key performance indices tracked to improve user experience.
  • Gain significant domain knowledge on how content is acquired, ingested, stored & distributed via Content Distribution Networks to end users.
  • Understand how Live channels are streamed, Electronic Programmable Guide is ingested, how Video-On-Demand content is ingested and served together with features like Dynamic Ad Insertions, enabling personalization features like bookmarks, continue watching, setting up entitlements, and user profiles.