• Live Video Systems Engineer, Prime Video

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 8 months ago(02/07/2018 10:12)
    Job ID
    Amazon Video Limited
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Amazon’s Prime Video is a premium on-demand video entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch from popular Prime Original TV shows (made by Amazon Studios) such as The Grand Tour, Jack Ryan and the recent Golden Globe winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to Prime Original Movies like the Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. The service also offers TV shows that are exclusively available for Prime members in each country such as American Gods, MR ROBOT and Outlander, and more recently live sport including the US Open tennis from 2018 and Premier League games from 2019. Beyond this content exclusivity, the service further differentiates from other video-on-demand services by offering Prime members the opportunity to subscribe to 60+ channels like Discovery, Starz, Eurosport Player and hayu and hundreds of thousands of additional titles to watch instantly with no extra apps to download or long term contracts. Prime Video is at the forefront of the entertainment industry and growing fast - now available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide – and we work in a dynamic, and exciting environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.

    Prime Video has developed a world class video distribution platform. And now that platform is growing even more with live, linear and special events which enable customers to watch what the want and get even one step closer to cutting the cord.
    You would be working on building out new channels and video systems infrastructure for our video offering and supporting new products; a unique opportunity to put your stamp on something and have true ownership.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Build and scale our current infrastructure as well as helping design, improve and scale our systems, architecture and delivering new tools supporting our video business.
    • Day to day Engineering and Administration of large scale distributed systems.
    • You will guide the organization and implement best practices to deliver on operational improvements.
    • Own a global hardware stack.

    Basic Qualifications

    • BA/BS in Computer Science or other technical degree and/or related experience
    • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, C++, C# or Perl
    • Experience of designing and implementing scalable and highly available systems.
    • Experience in the streaming OTT industry
    • Experience with Unix or Unix like environments.
    • Knowledge of Python, Scala, or other scripting languages
    • Experience in developing (large scale distributed systems, can be specify by different positions)
    • Solid Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented design, data structures, algorithm, problem solving, and complexity analysis.
    • Experience delivering live streaming events at scale.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • H.264, HLS, Smooth Streaming, Dash encoding/decoding technologies.
    • Flexibility: having a propensity to use the right tool for the job.
    • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
    • Networking Knowledge and IP video delivery
    • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
    • Well-rounded technologists with experience automating with AWS tools.

    Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of belief colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.
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