Senior Software Engineer, Media Systems

Remote, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with nearly 200 million members in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
The Media Systems team develops a suite of cloud-scale tools that are used to ingest and transform the content for the Netflix streaming service. We define ingest specifications for audio, video, and timed-text content sources; develop tools for inspecting ingested sources for any errors, audio/video/text processing, packaging, encryption (DRM), and output stream verification; participate in standardization forums such as SMPTE and W3C Timed Text Working Group (TTWG); as well as open-source software (OSS) development activities. The diversity of formats in our ever-expanding catalog necessitates the need for in-depth technical analysis of our source and output files.
Check out the following URLs to learn more about some of our work: Packaging award-winning shows with award-winning technologyIMF: A Prescription for VersionitisTimed Text At Netflix
What the Media Systems team does-Develops libraries and services for parsing, inspecting, and authoring various media formats, including studio and source formats like Quicktime ProRes and SMPTE IMF, streaming delivery formats such as ISOBMFF/mp4, and timed-text formats like TTML and WebVTT.
-Collaborates cross-functionally with Netflix studio teams to define and integrate new ingest specifications and adopt the best media formats for studio workflows.
-Collaborates cross-functionally with Netflix client teams to deploy and test new streaming formats and technologies.
-Participate in standardization activities on media systems technologies and working groups such as SMPTE, W3C, Alliance for Open Media (AOM), and MPEG.
About You-You exhibit leadership abilities and flexibility - you like to work hands-on and self-directed in a fast-paced, freedom and responsibility environment and make objective decisions with the goal of fostering Netflix business.
-You are creative - you thrive in a setting that empowers you to go out of the box and apply your expertise to seek big technical challenges.
-You are incremental in your approach to software development and take full responsibility for the quality of your code and end-to-end testing.
-You are skilled in OO programming (e.g., Java or Python). You have a strong passion for software development and you constantly strive towards becoming a better software engineer - employing the right techniques for the problem at hand.
-You have a demonstrated track record in building large-scale, resilient distributed services.
-You are experienced in cloud-based infrastructures such as AWS or GCP, and container systems such as Docker. 
-You have in-depth experience with multimedia compression, delivery, playback, and processing systems.
Bonus Points-You have a working knowledge of multimedia systems layer standards and disclosure documents such as ISO.IEC 13818-1 (MPEG Transport and Program Streams), ISO.IEC 14496-12 (ISO Base Media File Format), ISO.IEC 14496-10 (H.264), ISO.IEC 23008 (HEVC), SMPTE 2067 (IMF), SMPTE RDD 36:2015 (ProRes), AOM AV1, W3C TTML1/2 (Timed Text Markup Language) and Unicode.
-Involvement in an open-source multimedia project such as FFmpeg or GStreamer is a plus.
What you’ll do-Design and develop highly scalable systems layer tools such as readers/parsers, and writers for a variety of media formats such as QuickTime, IMF, MP4, W3C TTML, H264, H265, AAC, AV1.
-Collaborate cross-functionally with teams such as content operations and streaming client engineering to define new ingest and streaming specifications. 
-Participate in standardization forums ranging including SMPTE, W3C, and MPEG as well as related OSS activities.
-Participate in the development of real-time processing and encoding pipelines. 
-Design and implement components for multimedia inspection of sources, including Original Camera footage (OCF),  before they arrive at the Netflix ingestion system.
Job perks/benefits: Flex vacation Team events
Job region(s): North America
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