Pluto TV
Los Angeles, CA

Lead Engineer- Video Transcoding (Greater LA Area, CA)

| Greater LA Area
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Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.

As a Lead Engineer- Transcoding Engineer, you are will contribute with a team of engineers to support an industry-leading Over-the-Top (OTT) software platform. You will attend regular sprint meetings, and work closely with other Senior Engineers to fix bugs, work on technical debt, and design & implement features. As Lead Engineer you are considered to be 100% autonomous for day-to-day work.

Overview & Responsibilities:
  • Consulting to your manager and ensure each Engineer is trained properly.

  • Regular design discussions.

  • Regular training sessions.

  • Design documents. The team will rely on you to lead the design efforts.

  • Groom with the scrum managers and help the product manager keep the backlog full.

Basic Qualifications:

As an individual contributor you will need to provide validated expertise in the following areas:

  • 10 plus years of experience in a relevant field (engineering, physics, mathematics, etc)

  • 5 plus years of experience with Transcoding/Encoding

  • 5 plus years of compiled languages for backend web application

  • 3 plus years of GoLang (preferred), Java, C++, etc.

  • 3 plus years of OTT experience.

  • 3 plus years of HLS and/or DASH

  • 3 plus years of Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI), Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI), Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming, etc

Additional Qualifications:

Experience with the following would be advantageous. Consider further, you will mentor other Engineer on these technologies and concepts.

  • Knowledge of FFMPEG

  • Familiarity with Dolby Hybrik, AWS Elemental, or similar.

  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Cloudformation, Kubernetes, Helm

  • GitHub, GitHub Actions

  • Jenkins, Circleci, Ansible, Salt, etc

  • Microservices Architecture

  • Testing Best Practices

  • Unit Tests

  • Automated test suites

  • Software Design Best Practices

  • Encapsulation

  • Decoupling.

  • Excellent written skills for the English language.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to [email protected] Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

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Where we are

750 N. San Vicente Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90069

What are Pluto TV Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Open office floor plan
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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