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Video On Demand, Software Engineer

QuickPlay Media

QuickPlay Media

Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

About us--

We are technologists at heart, who love what we do.
At Quickplay we believe in transparency, fairness, and collaboration while we passionately work on some of the toughest use cases in OTT video; and enthusiastic about massive scale and agility. If you get excited about building the future of OTT video, and aspire to be part of a high-performing, learning-oriented, and caring culture--you have landed on the right company.

**Quickplay staff reports into offices in a hybrid capacity (i.e partially at home, and partially at the office based on role/team needs) leveraging safety protocols aligned with local public health guidelines as they relate to COVID-19

About the role--

Primarily Focused on:

  • Design and implement video coding framework, optimize on mobile and server platform
  • Design and implement algorithm/optimization to achieve better QoE/QoS
  • Design video analysis and processing architecture
  • Implement and optimize video analysis and processing algorithms
  • Analyze performance and tune algorithms for streaming media playback
  • Work with API and Client engineers to implement different types of video workouts

About You--

Experience & Technical Requirements:

  • Experience with multi-bitrate Streaming (Smooth, HLS, HDS, DASH).
  • Expert with transport layer protocols (RTMP, RTSP, HTTP, TCP, UDP, multicast, IPV6 SR)
  • Great knowledge of media codecs, formats, transports and container protocols, such as MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, AAC, AC3, MP4, TS….
  • Understanding of mobile Media Player based video playback in mobile devices
  • Familiarity with CDN architectures (caches, origin servers, proxies…) is a plus
  • Deep understanding of encoding software FFMPEG
  • Knowledge of common network architectures (routers/switches/proxies…

Highly Favorable Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, motivational and team building skills.
  • A creative thinker and experienced problem solver.
  • Excellent leadership quality.
  • Proactive and energetic personality with the ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • You continually desire to stay curious, speak up, focus on impact, and be supportive. These four specific core principles are critical to your success here at Quickplay and we understand that when you succeed--Quickplay succeeds.

Nice to Have:

  • Worked on OTT streaming application(s).
  • Experience with FFMpeg API and command-line tools.


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