Sr. Video Software Engineer

New York, NY

Do you love to solve problems and develop code? Do you have strong initiative, creative thinking and ability to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment? Do you have the ability to discover the true requirements of underlying feature requests and recommend alternative technical and business approaches? Are you experienced with the Android platform and/or Over-The-Top video platforms? If you answered yes, then CBS Sports may be looking for you! is looking for an experienced Software Engineer for our Video Engineering team.

The ideal candidate will have experience writing OTT applications and working with streaming video. As part of the Video team you will work with dedicated developers designing and building out the next generation of CBS Sports online video products. To be successful at this job, you need to bring a winning approach, innovative coding skills and validated partnership experience.



  • Work with other engineers to maintain and evolve our video encoding platform.
  • Plan, Design and Build out cloud-based microservices to support video processing workflows.
  • Investigate and resolve video encoding issues.
  • Work with the Live streaming events team on configuring and managing live streaming events
  • Field questions and requests from site publishers regrading video encoding / playback.
  • Work with other developers and Operations team on streamlining CI/CD solution
  • Encourage an engineering culture that promotes test-driven development and code coverage
  • Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned


  • Automating live streaming events workflow
  • Collaborate with a live encoding team to craft solutions for video streaming that reduce latency
  • Evolve and automate asset ingestion pipeline.
  • Work with development teams on re-architecture/modernizing of existing systems into the cloud.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Experience with AVC, HEVC, VP9, AV1, AAC video and audio codec standards
  • Understanding of various multimedia transport protocols such as: RTP, RTMP, SRT, UDP, Zixi
  • Experienced in developing and maintaining cloud-based live video workflows.
  • Experience with Cloud/SaaS services such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud
  • Experience in programming languages such as GoLang, Python, & NodeJS
  • Drive issues to resolution and provide root cause analysis if needed and work with multiple teams to launch new services across ViacomCBS platforms
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

You might also have –

  • Strong experience with video broadcasting and streaming media standards
  • Video troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with Digital Rights Management Systems (DRM), including Playready, Widevine & FairPlay
  • Understanding of HLS/Dash and HLS/Dash based server-side ad stitching products
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

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