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Senior Android Streaming Player Engineer (Coupang Play)



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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

Android streaming player engineers contribute to the product development on Android platforms such as Android Phone and Android TV. We are looking for individuals who will improve the development of Coupang Play’s streaming player to provide users with the best streaming experiences.

What You Will Do

  • Design and implement video playback features and improve the quality of streaming, such as latency and error rate.
  • Work cross-functionally with the encoding and product teams to provide users with the best streaming quality and user experiences.
  • Analyze the playback performance in the field, identify areas for enhancement, lead initiatives to address those areas, and implement the improvements.
  • Monitor real-time streaming metrics at the high-profile live streaming events, and give technical guidance to live operation teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of coding experience with Android; proficiency in Java and Kotlin.
  • Experience with architecture patterns such as MVVM or MVI.
  • Experience with SDK development or building large-scale apps using open-source.
  • Experience with streaming technologies (DASH and HLS), DRM (Widevine), and video player frameworks (ExoPlayer).
  • Ability to design scalable architecture, to write clean, testable, efficient code, and to measure performance.
  • Experience with instrumentation, unit testing, and excellent documentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with streaming quality metrics (QOE), A/B testing, and metrics analysis.
  • Experience with media codecs (AAC, AVC, HEVC or AV1).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently.

Recruitment Process and Others
Recruitment Process

  • Application Review > 1st Virtual Onsite Interview > 2nd Virtual Onsite 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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