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Streaming Solutions Engineer

Website FriendFinder Networks

WHAT WE WANT

We are looking for a Streaming Solutions Engineer who will work with cross-functional teams to design, build, develop, and test live streaming solutions for web applications that are highly scalable and reliable.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Supports live streams and events and maintaining high quality throughout the broadcast chain
  • Works with team and stakeholders to understand project requirements and develop a specific technical workflow that supports the given project
  • Supports C Level management on live streaming, multimedia, and audio/visual needs
  • Promptly reacts to the unique challenges of live video streaming
  • Test live streaming across all current and upcoming platforms
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the livestream ecosystem and continually assess the competitive landscape and emerging trends
  • Overcomes challenges through innovative and imaginative solution
  • Captures and replicates issues for further investigation and later improvement
  • Participates in technical conversations and communication with other departments, stakeholders, and streaming vendors
  • Monitors and debugs where necessary, using data to identify trends as well as subjective and objective quality assessments with the goal of highlighting areas for further improvement
  • Seeks out faulty vendor partnerships and assists in internal teams in vendor sourcing and management
  • Makes technical and workflow drawing with technical design requirements
  • Flexible schedule including occasional technical troubleshooting during nights if needed

 

WHAT YOU MUST HAVE

  • 5+ years of experience in all aspects of live video streaming
  • Familiarity with Wowza Streaming Engine or similar technology
  • Experience developing audio/video streaming servers or clients/players
  • Understanding of professional broadcast protocols, including RTP
  • Knowledge of streaming media protocols: RTMP, WebRTC, HLS, etc
  • Background in live streaming and/or live events and knowledge of digital video platforms
  • Experience with live-broadcast and linear encoding systems in a professional environment
  • Experience meeting deadlines, on a fast-paced development schedule
  • Proficiency in tools to encode/decode/analyze video and understanding of security best-practices
  • Experience in managing the execution of complex projects, including technical workflow design
  • Hands-on experience with video encoding software
  • Deep knowledge of Java language and experience developing web applications

WHAT IS PREFERRED

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalent work-related experience
  • Experience with WebRTC and FFmpeg suite of tools
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and effective communication
  • Organizational skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Comfortable serving in both supporting and ownership roles depending on the project
  • Experience working independently and making sound choices without additional support
  • Interest in technology and agility at learning new products and features

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE

  • Able to be methodical in documenting and testing your code
  • Comfortable working independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a high degree of honesty and integrity
  • Deadline oriented and multi-tasking ability in a fast-paced environment
  • Team-player, positive attitude, and flexible

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:  No direct reports

PERKS

FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary.  The benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 6% match on eligible earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical (Kaiser HMO, Blue Shield PPO), Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (20 days PTO) and Holiday Pay (12 company paid holidays off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 Education Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement

 

WORKING WITH US

 

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

Not only do we love what we do, but we truly believe in it. We grow through positive education, skill training, courses, big stories, and big dreams. We are constantly improving and striving for perfection to revolutionize and enhance the lives of our members.

 

WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE

The main precondition of any relationship is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to truly understand them. Satisfied customers, employees, and business partners are not just a cog in the wheel, but the main ingredient of the company’s success.

 

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY IN ALL FORMS

FriendFinder Networks has embraced diversity from the beginning of its history dating back to the mid 1990s. We created the first online personals sites for gays and lesbians, for non-English-speaking audiences, and for those who enjoy what was once called “alternative lifestyles”. Headquartered in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and staffed throughout the world, our team also relies on diversity of background, perspectives, and ideas.

To apply for this job email your details to kschmidt@ffn.com

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