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Senior Video Stream Platform Engineer (Coupang Play)



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

About Coupang Play

Launched in December 2020, Coupang Play is Coupang's OTT (over-the-top) service. Coupang Play aims to become the definitive destination for digital content. Backed by our strong Product and Engineering teams in Seoul, Singapore, and Mountain View - Coupang Play has been creating and optimizing the viewing experience for our customers.

Coupang Play is available on mobile devices, tablet PCs, smart TVs, and your preferred browsers. We are building a competitive content library that includes TV for children and all ages, movies, live sports, educational content, and more. Coupang Play also creates original content, catered specifically to our customers.

If you like to work backwards and solve problems for our customers, join us. We are committed to redefining how our customers enjoy digital entertainment as one of the fastest-growing OTT services in Korea.

Role Overview

As a senior video stream platform engineer, you will work closely with the Coupang Play engineering team to develop Coupang Play video streaming platform and establish the operational excellence for handling high traffic video on demand (VOD), live streaming video, and digital video workflow system.

What You Will Do

  • Develop, improve, automate, and support Coupang Play video transcoding pipeline and video streaming workflow system.
  • Building API-First video service and event-driven workflow system to interact with video streaming services.
  • Grow video streaming infrastructure, CDN resources, and improve production deployment pipeline.
  • Write technical documents and establish operational excellence.
  • To improve engineering excellence for the team and organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of video and audio codecs like H.264, HEVC, AV1, AAC, and associated technologies like SCTE-35, HDR, RTMP/SRT, DASH-Widevine, and HLS-Fairplay.
  • Strong understanding of native and web video players for online video streaming.
  • Those who have four years or more of work experience related to back-end engineering and are capable of system engineering with video applications or the latest tech stack.
  • Good experience in cloud-native programming stacks such as Go, Java, JavaScript or Node.js, and Rust for back-end engineering or have similar experience.
  • Able to debug video manifest issues and compatibility issues with video players.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Able to manage real-time video streaming, live DRM, and live streaming CDN.
  • Experience in OTT and live sports operation with contribution monitoring, transcoding and packaging configuration and distribution management.
  • Those with OTT engineering experience in video distribution, contribution, and cloud-based video serving.
  • Those with low latency HLS production experience.
  • Experience with AWS Elemental Media service or similar cloud video media platforms.
  • Experience with AWS Well-Architected framework.
  • Expertise or deep knowledge in DRM requirements for video applications.
  • Those who can collaborate with iOS/Android developers to solve video playback problems

Recruitment Process and Others

Recruitment Process

  • Application Review > 1st Online Interview > 2nd Online Interview > Offer
  • The exact nature of the recruitment process may vary according to the specific job and may be changed due to scheduling or other circumstances.
  • Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage.

Details to Consider

  • This job posting may be closed prior to the stated end date for application if all openings are filled.
  • Coupang has the right to rescind an offer of employment if a candidate is found to have submitted false information as part of the application process.
  • Coupang does not discriminate against disabled applicants or those with veteran status. We are proud to offer equal opportunities for all applicants.
  • Job titles and responsibilities may be subject to change depending on the candidate’s overall experience, etc. This will be communicated to the candidate at the appropriate time before the offer.

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