Principal Software Engineer Positions in Cloudwise Solutions United States

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Principle Software Engineer

Remote, USA Based

FTE – Permanent

$175,000 – $215,000


As a Principal Software Engineer on the Zencoder team, you will help design and build new features, coach and mentor other developers, research innovative


  • Work with Engineering Management and Product Management to plan development and deployment of new features for Zencoder
  • Contribute to the development of new features in Zencoder
  • Investigate specific customer issues, such as resource contention in a multi-tenant environment, possible defects, and customer-side problems. Collaborate with other engineers and engineering management to resolve the issues
  • Research, design, and implement innovative technologies for improving reliability, efficiency, and performance of the mass-scale cloud-based media transcoding system. Specific areas of focus may include: new efficient architectures for cloud-based media processing and transcoding; segment-based, scene-based, rendition-based, and title-based job partitioning schemes; algorithms for efficient aggregation, allocation, and scheduling of transcoding jobs; load estimation and auto-scaling algorithms; optimal multi-region and multi-cloud operations; optimal job allocation considering heterogeneous nature of cloud resources such as on-demand and spot-type instances, CPU vs GPU vs FPGA instances; and optimized processing at each worker level including parallel transcoding and optimal pipelining of operations.
  • Conduct validation studies for proposed technologies and improvements by staging limited scale deployments, collecting metrics, and analyzing results
  • Stay abreast of latest developments in cloud platforms, transcoding architectures, new CPU/GPU/FPGA transcoding technologies, new 3rd-party SDKs, open source projects, etc.
  • Document and present the results in various forms, such as internal design documents, technical publications, white papers, patent applications, etc.
  • Help establish best practices and standards while mentoring other developers


  • 8+ years of hands-on software engineering and architecture experience
  • Deep practical knowledge of capabilities and limits of cloud platforms (AWS preferred), including APIs, regions, instance types, and managed services such as auto-scalers, load-balancers, storage systems, queues, caches, and lambda functions.
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL/RDS preferred)
  • Experience with distributed, in-memory caches (Redis preferred)
  • Ability to coach, guide and inspire other software engineers to innovate and collaborate with a solutions-focused approach.
  • Experience with Ruby and other programming languages. Experience with Elixir is a plus
  • Understanding of the full software delivery lifecycle, from conceptualization through delivery
  • Experience working with version control, continuous deployment and performance monitoring tools. Zencoder uses Git, TeamCity, CircleCI, SumoLogic, DataDog, and CloudHealth
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work within a global team
  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Understanding of building, delivering and operating internet-scale, distributed, high availability systems
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, market conditions and fast-paced tech environment


  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields
  • Progressive experience in design and optimization of cloud-based, mass-scale media transcoding, processing, or delivery systems
  • Experience with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
  • Knowledge of system-level standards: HLS, MPEG DASH, CMAF, ISOBMFF, MP2TS, etc.
  • Knowledge of structures of payloads and elementary streams: H.264/AVC, HEVC, AAC, AC3, etc.
  • Knowledge of means for carriage of subtitles, SCTE35, and other metadata in OTT systems
  • Knowledge of deployment guidelines associated with media delivery systems (Apple HLS deployment guidelines, DASH-IF IOPs, DVB-DASH, HbbTV DASH, CMAF content spec)
  • Experience using stream analyzers: Sencore CMA 1280, Tektronix MTS, Elecard StreamEye
  • Experience working with DRM systems (PlayReady, Widevine, FairPlay)
  • Understanding of new and evolving video and audio formats (HDR formats, spatial / object-based audio, immersive systems)
  • Experience with forensic watermarking systems
  • Experience in GPU or FPGA programming

Company: Cloudwise Solutions

Vacancy Type: $175,000/yr – $215,000/yr · Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location:  United States

Application Deadline: N/A

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