Video Streaming - Back end Developer

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We are looking for a Video Streaming- backend Developer to work within the video encoding team, based in Barcelona.

Company Overview

Rakuten TV – “Your cinema at home” – is one of the leading Video-On-Demand platforms in Europe providing the latest movie releases with the latest technology in a true cinematic experience available on Smart TVs. Rakuten TV is now available in 42 countries and forms part of the Internet and e-commerce Japanese giant Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s leading internet services companies, offering a wide variety of services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, fintech and digital content. Rakuten sponsors FC Barcelona, NBA Champion’s Golden State Warriors and Spartan Race, amongst others.

  • You will be in charge of:

Design and Development for Live video Streaming project.

Design and improve of our internal tools to generate media optimized for video streaming

Apply DRM technology to protect the content .

Generate contents with several video qualities (SD/HD/UHD), HDR types (HDR10/Dolby Vision),audio qualities (Stereo/5.1)

Expert in streaming Media protocols such as HLS, MPEG DASH, RTMP, MPEG-2 TS, etc.

Good understanding and working knowledge of video/Audio transcoding – ffmpeg, video playouts, tanscoders, CDN , DRM, SSAI

cloud media services - AWS, Elemental

Good knowledge and hands on experience in software development in Python, Linux and integration with cloud services and solutions.


3+years Python or Ruby.

Database engine: MySQL, Redis

Queue management: AWS SQS, Resque, SideKiq.

Work with version control (GIT)

Knowledge in Amazon AWS

Rest API design

Working knowledge of English

skills require:

Ruby/ Python, Live Video Streaming, vod streaming, Video encoding transcoding.

Some good reasons to apply:

· Opportunity to work for a leading company within the rapidly growing OTT market.

· Great work environment 2 blocks away from Poblenou’s beach

· Culturally diverse environment with people from approx. 22 different nationalities

· Regular company outings, off-sites and team-building events

· Private Medical Insurance or extra money for meal card/commuting card

· Free Language Classes

· Conferences and training plan. Quarterly hackathons.

· Free massage for all the team

If you made it this far, you’re probably interested in sending us an introduction about yourself. Send us over a cover letter, a copy of your resume, Github account, and/or links to any projects you are proud of, and we’ll be in touch.

Rakuten Americas at a glance

Rakuten Americas focuses on E-Commerce, Curated Web, Canada, and United States. Their company has offices in San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

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