Crowdcast

Crowdcast IS HIRING

Remote Video Engineer (WebRTC/FFmpeg) job at Crowdcast

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Who we are 

Crowdcast is the online events platform for businesses, creators and people at large to bring their community together. We've had massive growth over the past month as people all over the world move their events online. Every month, hundreds of thousands of people attend events ranging from Q&As to workshops, live shows, meet-ups, webinars, online concerts, & online summits. Our customers range from big companies like Adobe, IBM, Twilio, & HP to creators like Mos Def, Amanda Palmer, MIA, System of a Down & Jacob Collier. 

We believe technology can be used to bring people together & bridge divides. We're empowering people to share their ideas at scale, bring their communities together, and make a living in the process. 

We're a profitable, remote-first, and long-term thinking company. You could say, we're a zebra company. 

Who you are 

You get a kick out of imagining what's possible and then realizing it through code. You have a not-so-secret obsession with solving complex problems. You're aware that your job isn't over when that code gets deployed. 

You have high integrity, are self-motivated, and a life-long learner. You're not afraid to dive into uncharted territory and are open to updating your opinions based on new information. You communicate thoughtfully and grasp ideas easily. You're constantly pushing yourself to grow and become the most authentic & full expression of yourself. 

You've spent years refining your engineering skills and now you want to do work that truly makes a positive impact on the world. You're looking to help build a company that's directly empowering people while being profitable and sustainable. You balance creating impact today with long-term goals, and you want to play a key role in an early team. You're motivated to help build a team you love working with and a culture that you're proud to be part of. 

What you'll do 

  • You won't be just another engineer at a giant company. We're a small tight-knit multi-disciplinary team, and you'll be directly involved in shaping the product & culture.
  • As a core member, you'll be integral in the architecture and development of the platform.
  • You'll work with a supportive team to get things done with the right mix of quality and agility.
  • We're pushing the boundaries of what's possible with live video using web technologies and have built some incredible tech that allows us to host interactive low-latency live video at scale. You'll be a core contributor, and you'll have the opportunity to experiment with innovative new solutions.
  • You'll work with the latest technologies that power web video including FFmpeg, WebRTC, HLS, DASH, Node.js, AWS, Google Cloud, Redis, Mongo, Docker & more. All of these are subject to change with time and your input. At times you may need to work on the front-end, and there you'll mainly work with React (sometimes Angular), CSS-in-JS & WebRTC.
  • We value ownership and the ability to take an idea through all of the stages from conception to shipping a product. As an engineer at Crowdcast, you'll be highly independent and autonomous. There are no bosses.

Your skills & experience 

  • You've seen the good, the bad, the ugly, and the just plain weird sides of the internet.
  • 4+ years of engineering experience. Comfortable working across multiple platforms and environments. Have solid engineering fundamentals (CS degree a plus, but not required).
  • Experienced with the intricacies of FFmpeg, HLS, DASH, and other video tech.
  • Very proficient with Javascript. Experience with lower-level, compiled languages a plus (Rust, Go, C++).
  • You have your own opinions on how to build services that are reliable, scalable, and maintainable—and you’re always open to being informed by other people’s opinions.
  • You're obsessed with quality and performance.

Benefits & Perks 

  • A competitive salary with equity
  • Healthcare Coverage (including dental & vision)
  • Flexible hours – We're remote-first, you pick when you work
  • Annual Retreats
  • Paid Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Unlimited Vacation Policy – Take time off to take care of yourself
  • Flexible PTO & Sick leave
  • Investment in career growth and training

Crowdcast is an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate how you identify, who you love, the color of your skin, your age (at heart and on paper), the gods you do or don't believe in, and every other belief and characteristic that makes you uniquely YOU. The more inclusive we are, the better we'll be as a team—and the better we'll be able to create an inclusive product.