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Lead Software Engineer - CDN (Remote)

Company: ViacomCBS
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.About Us: CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business, and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online. Check us out on The Muse, Instagram and YouTube for an inside look into 'Life At CBSi' through employee testimonials, office photos and company updates.Division Overview: This role is within the Central Video Technology Group which supports all ViacomCBS brands. We manage internet traffic for video streaming, measuring the quality of video encoding, and monitor and alert on operational and experiential anomalies. Our scope spans video-on-demand (VOD), domestic and international live streaming, and includes some of the biggest streaming events on the internet (like Super Bowl).Role Details: The Central Video Technology team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer motivated to deliver truly excellent software services and is proficient in building observable, scalable, and robust APIs as well as a desire to contribute to a widely adopted delivery network orchestration tool. You will work with your team to identify areas for improving the reliability, performance and observability of our services. As a senior staff member, you will be an important voice in advocating for more robust standards, a mentor to team-mates, and will have a high degree of ownership of both code and architecture.Your Day-to-Day: Collaboratively plan and develop features and longer range initiatives Propose ways to make services easier to use, maintain and monitor Consult with leadership and product teams to determine product roadmap, important team initiatives, and to provide an engineer's voice to the conversation Contribute to automation and CI/CD pipelines so code is developed and delivered reliably Participate in code reviews, pair programming and team agile processes. Mentor colleagues to improve code quality, best practices, keep the bar of quality high, and push those around you to be better Work with modern technology, languages, and patterns Key Projects: Implement a self-service API for our CDN configuration service that allows other teams to easily configure and extract maximum performance/observability from many CDN vendors. Assist in the design and integration of a service that collects real-time user data to determine the best CDN for any given device, depending on CDN performance, CDN cost rates, business rules, and desired traffic splits. Contribute to the overall standards and practices of the team and organization to follow DevOps best practices like "infra-as-code" and automation. What you bring to the team: You have - You have experience working on distributed systems, production incidents, have had ownership of code and architecture beyond deployment, and have killer instincts for debugging production systems Deep knowledge in Python and one or more backend programming languages (ex: Go, Ruby, Python, Javascript) Experience building out scalable and observable production API services (Docker, FastApi/OpenApi, cloud-native) and can evaluate tradeoffs between performance, operational costs, development time and other considerations Familiarity with relational and nosql database technologies Excellent verbal technical communications skills Works well in a collaborative team using Agile methodologies An excitement for working on and around live streaming video projects and deriving new ways to process, analyze, and make sense of the treasure trove of data we collect. You might also have - Azure, AWS, or Kubernetes experience Video Technology and streaming video experience Experience with Varnish and edge technologies Experience with asynchronous methodologies and queuing systems Passion for software correctness and an interest in writing tests Experience writing RESTful systems with knowledge of best practices ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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 Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement. Click for more details As ViacomCBS begins the process of returning to the office in the US, there are a few key dates to keep in mind The first dose of the Moderna vaccine should be no later than November 29. The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be no later than December 6. The J vaccine should be administered no later than December 27. Nearest Major Market: Manhattan Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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