Remote Sr Web and Video Services Developers (Adobe, FFMPEG, WebGL, etc.) job at Waymark

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Are you the creative type with solid Software Engineering experience? If yes, read on!

About Us

Waymark is on a mission to make great video accessible to everyone by building powerful, intuitive products that make creative easy. As an engineer at Waymark, you specialize in smoke and mirrors but the magic is real! We’ve built a product with the principals of instant feedback and premium quality; and when it comes to live-rendering a video template within a web app, you don’t get a lot for free. We’re looking to grow a few areas of our engineering organization.

About You

You are an experienced senior developer excited about mentoring the more junior members of the team. 

You have senior-level experience with the following technologies used across the company:
  • Browser: JavaScript, React, WebGL, Redux, Emotion
  • Server-side: Python, Django, Node.js, Rust, PostgreSQL
  • Services: AWS (Step Functions, Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, SQS, SNS, CloudFront, RDS, Amplify)
  • Devops: Git, GitHub, npm, Docker, Packer, Ansible, CircleCI
  • Other Technologies: Electron, ffmpeg, After Effects

Our Benefits

  • Unlimited vacation days
  • The option to work remotely (or in our Downtown Detroit office when it’s safe)
  • Budget for your work-from-home setup
  • Weekly lunch stipend for a minority-owned business
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Working from home until it’s safe to return to the office
  • Deep sense of fulfillment in career and life choices

Our Openings


Waymark Studio Developer

Who you are

The idea of a “new environment” excites you. You’re familiar with interfacing between various systems. And you’re up for the challenge of digging into not-so-well-documented APIs when needed (see: After Effects interfaces).

Maybe you don’t have the greatest knack for designing your own UI, but you’re confident in creating user interfaces within a web app.

You’ve spent some time with creative “pro tools” before. Be it the Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, etc. you’re familiar with the ways people use tools like this.

What you’ll do

Programmatically interface with After Effects a lot; and you’ll continue to find ways to make that a more elegant and robust developer experience.

Build a web app to import After Effects projects and define what parts of them are dynamic.

Explore ways to make easier, faster, and more reliable for creative professionals to author Waymark Templates (e.g. combining a web app and an After Effects extension into a cross-platform app).

Foster a workplace and codebase that is exciting to work within, celebrates creativity, and enjoys learning just as much as it does teaching.


Video Services Developer

Who you are

You probably know what FFMPEG is and you probably have some strong feelings about its CLI.

You’ve worked with video transcoding before; you know what’s slow, you know what’s fast, you’re at least familiar with various codecs and containers.

You have experience in serverless architectures that can scale when necessary.

What you’ll do

Test, measure, and optimize the systems that handle the processing of user-uploaded media assets.

Maintain a system for rendering a user's customized Waymark Template into a video asset that can be distributed to TV, social media, etc.

Ensure and enhance the ability of Waymark's video services to scale as we continue the rapid growth of our customer base.


Waymark Web Rendering Engine Developer

Who you are

You’re well-versed in WebGL. That probably means that you’ve at least dabbled in OpenGL, Unity, or other members of the gaming/graphics ecosystem.

You’ve probably written a sprite-based game or some generative art before.

You may love shaders, you may love-hate shaders, but you know shaders.

What you’ll do

You’ll be interfacing with Pixi.js and likely writing some custom shaders or optimizing Pixi.js’s existing shaders.

After Effects is where Waymark templates start and our goal is to support as much of After Effects’ functionality as possible; so you’ll be helping prioritize and complete a list of gaps in our support.

Waymark Templates are rendered in the browser on desktop and mobile devices; so you’ll be continually measuring and enhancing performance.

Our creative team sometimes runs into tricky problems trying to accomplish a certain look; so you’ll probably help them troubleshoot and then determine how we can make their lives easier by enhancing our rendering engine.

Job posted 2021-05-21