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Senior Video Engineer/Digital Video Solutions Architect at Procom

Senior Video Engineer/Digital Video Solutions Architect

Procom Toronto, Ontario Contractor
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Video Engineer (.NET/FFmpeg)

On behalf of our client in the telecom Sector, PROCOM is looking for a Video Engineer (.NET/FFmpeg).

To support its growth, the client is looking for a Digital Video Solutions Architect to join its Content Ingest & Delivery team supporting the delivery of video on their mobile and web applications (Crave, CTV, CTV News, TSN, CP24, BNN, RDS and more). The candidate will play a key role in the development and evolution of their video platforms within a talented multidisciplinary team.
In this role, you will be part of a strong technical team evolving our video pipeline to enable new features, improve video/audio quality and overall set the technical direction of the platform.

Video Engineer (.NET/FFmpeg) – Job Description

Translate business requirements into application’s architecture and participate in the analysis, design, development, integration and support of new of new, robust backend video systems
Design and implement new features from specification to final test and automation
Provide technical direction on the integration of third-party libraries, APIs and SDKs.
Research new trends and technologies in the VOD/OTT industry and provide recommendations that leverage these new technologies
Perform proof-of-value assessments and present recommendations to the technical & management teams
Validate architectural decisions by building the necessary software components, skeletons or through pseudo-code
Effectively manage technical risk: i.e. understand and articulate the impact of the architecture decisions.
Act as a technical video adviser for internal stakeholders.
Help with troubleshooting VOD/OTT related issues in lab and production environments.
Identify opportunities for architectural improvements in the current landscape
Provide accurate estimates based on business requirements
Assure the quality of the and principles in every tasks work by writing and running unit tests
Influence future technical direction

Video Engineer (.NET/FFmpeg) – Mandatory Skills

Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or a related discipline.
At least 3 years of hands-on experience developing and/or architecting video solutions.
At least 5 years experience writing server side code (Go, Javascript are the preferred languages)
At least 2 years of using public cloud compute and services (AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud)
At least 3 years of experience with video transcoding, packaging and metadata management
Experience with Streaming video protocols such as H264, HEVC, HLS, MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
Experience working with public CDNs (Akamai, Fastly, Limelight)
Experience with commercial and open-source video players such as BitMovin, ExoPlayer, VLC, etc…
Experience with Video transcoding libraries (libav, ffmpeg, x264, x265, mpeg2)
Clear understanding of Service Oriented architecture and REST principles
Experience with Relational databases;
Experience in NoSQL databases (CouchDB, MongoDB);
Experience with Git;
Experience with Web Service Development for MicroServices.
Communication skills with the ability to participate in customer/partner/stakeholder meetings and workshops.
A passion for learning new technologies and standards.
Strong team player who values the input and opinions of others.
A hands-on and mindful approach to complex technical challenges.
Strong work ethic, positive attitude with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks and priorities

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:

Experience with media cloud technologies like Amazon Elemental MediaLive & MediaPackage
Experience with commercial content management vendors & tools
Experience with DevOps tools and CI/CD pipelines, including enabling continuous delivery for development teams using scripted cloud provisioning and automated tooling

Video Engineer (.NET/FFmpeg) – Assignment Duration

12 months to start

Video Engineer (.NET/FFmpeg) – Assignment Location

Scarborough and remote during COVID


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