Overview

Wurl is redefining TV through our mission of connecting all the world’s programming with all the world’s viewers. And in pursuit of this, Wurl has become the world leader in powering streaming TV. Our industry-leading platform helps renowned media companies such as A+E Networks, AMC Networks, BBC Studios, Bloomberg, CNN, Reuters, and Sony create streaming TV channels and deliver programming to the world’s biggest Streamers, including Amazon, Roku, Samsung TV Plus, LG, VIZIO, and Rakuten. Today, Wurl interconnects over 1200 streaming channels and Streamers, reaching more than 300 million connected TVs in over 50 countries. The Wurl Network makes it effortless for Content Companies to build global distribution for branded FAST channels, live events, and on-demand programming, as well as manage and monetize their ad inventory.

We’re an entertainment tech startup with 160+ team members across the world. We’ve been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” after the first two years by fostering an inclusive and mission-driven culture. In addition to RSU’s and great benefits, our people work remotely.

Staff Software Engineer (Remote):

In this job, you’ll be a key member of the Wurl Channels Engineering team that’s building and maintaining the systems responsible for ingesting, transcoding, and storage of video content for all of Wurl’s streaming and VOD channel deliveries.  Challenges of this position include creating video renditions at scale, managing auxiliary files (images, closed captions etc.), defining and implementing media retention policies, and maintaining a high standard of quality control for all incoming and generated media.

As a hands-on engineering leader, you would:

  • Design, implement and deliver innovative features that scale with Wurl’s media network.
  • Evaluate and integrate 3rd party software to enhance Wurl’s product portfolio
  • Build highly secured and reliable software that runs 24×7 that is cloud native
  • Collaborate with project managers, product managers, solutions architects, other engineering teams and support for productization of new software services and features
  • Champion innovation, take ownership and lead cross functional collaboration as projects demand.
  • Lead, mentor and coach junior engineers

Who you are:

  • Minimum 10 years of complete web-based, software lifecycle experience, including design, architecture, and implementation of software features.
  • Minimum 3 years experience with Javascript frameworks such as React, Angular 6+; or with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing and implementing microservices architecture.
  • Experience working with AWS services – EC2, Lambda, RDS, S3, EKS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including documenting software design and process.
  • Deep knowledge of software engineering design principles and processes, including Test Driven Development
  • Experience with CI/CD, CDK, infrastructure as code.
  • Experience with Scrum Agile and Scrum ceremonies.

A plus if you are:

  • Familiar with video formats and encoding
  • Experienced with open-source encoding/decoding/transcoding software like FFmpeg
  • An understanding of video delivery standards (HLS, MP4, RTMP, DASH, MRSS, MP-TS, RTMP)

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary & Equity
  • Strong Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, 90% paid by Wurl
  • Remote first policy
  • Flexible Time Off
  • 12 US Holidays
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Pre-Tax Savings Plans, HSA & FSA
  • Ginger, Aaptiv and Headspace subscriptions for mental and physical wellness
  • OneMedical subscription for 24/7 convenient medical care
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave for all family additions
  • Discounted PetPlan and easy at home access to Covid testing with empowerDX
  • $1k Work From Home Stipend to set up your Office

Few companies allow you to thrive like you will at Wurl. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with the industry’s brightest minds and most innovative thinkers. You will enjoy ongoing mentorship, team collaboration and you will understand what we mean by ‘human connection”.  You will be proud to say you’re a part of the company revolutionizing TV.

At Wurl, we value work-life harmony and believe that family and mental health should always come first.  Our team is fiercely passionate and contagiously enthusiastic about what we are building.  While we are seeking those who know our industry, there is no perfect candidate and we want to encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all requirements.