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Senior Video Player Engineer Android

Job title: Senior Video Player Engineer Android
Contract type: Full-time
Location: London
Discipline: Technology
Remote: Yes
Reference: 465031
Contact name: Hennessey Barry

Job description

ABOUT THE ROLE Our Digital Video Platform Group seeks a Sr. Video Player Engineer, Android to design and implement core video player features for consumer-facing applications across all of our networks. 

We're responsible for delivering the largest LIVE events on TV - including the Super Bowl, MLB World Series, FIFA World Cup, Election Coverage, WWE Smackdown, NFL Divisional Championships, Primetime Emmy Awards, and countless more.

This role is essential to providing our digital audience a great experience every time they press play and will be key to developing industry-leading playback performance. As a senior video player engineer, you will be working in an extremely fast-paced environment where you’ll be expected to take ownership of building video playback solutions and provide deep technical expertise across the entire software delivery process.


Work closely with Engineering/Product/Project Management and Backend Technology Services teams to build video player features that contribute to our video streaming initiatives

Lead the design, architecture, and implementation of player features on Android devices (FireTV, Android TV, Android Mobile devices) Lead efforts in performance, scalability, security, architecture, and engineering best practices

Track and prioritize numerous tasks for various team members

Provide technical specifications and documentation

Collaborate with team members to deliver software using agile methodologies

Willingness to stay up-to-date with the latest in emerging technologies/trends on mobile platforms WHAT YOU WILL NEED BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Excellent programming skills in Java, Kotlin development experience

Experience with tools from Android Jetpack Suite

Experience building components to support video playback, user interfaces, video metadata, and third-party integrations

Experience leading a mobile application team at a tech company

Demonstrable knowledge of building responsive user experiences across phones and tablets

Experience with RESTful APIs, unit testing, and end-to-end testing Git, SVN, Jenkins, Docker, Agile methodologies Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to work in a highly collaborative environment


Experience with video streaming technologies (HLS)

Experience with video QoE metrics, ABR algorithms, video player frameworks (ExoPlayer) Excellent documentation skills, UML diagrams a plus

Experience with analytics platforms (Conviva, Mux) Accomplish engineering and organization missions by completing related results as needed

Support and develop software engineers by providing coaching and educational opportunities

Participate in Tier 3 on-call rotation support for the services you and your team develop and operate

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