Principal Software Engineer- Video Platform

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As an industry leader and Software-as-a-Service provider our mission at 8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is to transform the future of business communications. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform (TM) uniquely brings together Voice, Video, Collaboration, Contact Center, and enterprise-class API solutions, helping businesses across the globe transform their customer and employee experience, and empowering workforces worldwide to work smarter.
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8x8 is looking for an expert Principal Engineer to work on the world renowned open source video collaboration platform - Jitsi . Technologies: WebRTC, Java, Kotlin Job descriptionJitsi is a secure, scalable and fully open source video platform that hosts tens of millions of meetings and powers up thousands of conferencing solutions. Join our Meetings team within 8x8 and become part of an innovative community, team and company. The Jitsi team at 8x8 is the team behind all the Jitsi open source projects from web and mobile projects like Jitsi Meet to backend like Jitsi Videobridge, Jibri (for video recordings), Jigasi (for dial-in functionalities), which are powering up meeting capabilities of the 8x8 suite of products. You’ll be joining a multidisciplinary and versatile team with tremendous experience in real-time communications software (webRTC). As a video conferencing team we’re proud to be fully distributed and working together from around the world. Engineers in the team are currently spread between San Jose, Austin, New York, London, Amsterdam and Cluj. By joining the team you’ll be working on one of the fastest growing video conferencing systems and contributing to the most innovative open source video conferencing platform in the world. You will be working on the highly scalable and fast growing services and that are serving millions of users every day. Responsibilities·        Act as a technical owner and architect for multiple products and services.·        Lead design and implementation of a game-changing highly scalable video platform that result in a significant competitive advantage for 8x8.·        Lead development and cross-team communication on critical projects.·        As an expert in the field use professional concepts in diagnosing and addressing critical issues involving complex system interdependencies, scale, unfamiliar codebases or unexpected datasets.·        Pioneer engineering excellence initiatives and practices across R&D.·        Promote and drive innovation, quality and performance initiatives within the team and throughout 8x8.·        Play the role of a recognized technical authority in the WebRTC community and drive discussions and approaches leading to an improved integration with all browsers.·        Communicate effectively across multiple departments, key decision makers and customers.·        Provide change leadership on large scale change initiatives within the team and the company.·        Mentor and educate engineers on best practices and new technologies.·        Help grow the open source community of Jitsi and the adoption of the Jitsi platform worldwide. Minimum qualifications·        10+ years of full stack development experience.·        6+ years of Principal Engineer experience.·        6+ years of WebRTC experience.·        Proficient at programming in C, Java, or other major programming/scripting language.·        Proficient at systems fundamentals and deliver products from scratch.·        Strong design and system architecture skills.·        Bachelors in computer science and Engineering or related engineering fields.

Preferred and bonus qualifications·        Experience in video conferencing systems design and development.·        Strong networking fundamentals and media and signaling standards knowledge. 8x8 is looki
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Job tags: API Backend Full stack Java Mentor Mobile Open Source
Job region(s): North America
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