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Senior Software Engineer - Backend, Authorization Systems

JW Player

JW Player

Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

About JW Player:

JWP is the game-changing video software and data insights platform that's revolutionizing the Digital Video Economy. Our cutting-edge technology gives our customers unparalleled independence and control over their digital video content. We began over a decade ago as an open-source video player, but today, JWP is the driving force behind digital video for hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. And with over 1 billion viewers tuning in every month across 2.7 billion unique devices, there's no limit to what we can achieve. We're looking for passionate and innovative candidates ready to join us on this journey of transforming the world of digital video.

The Engineering Team:

Our Engineering team plays a big part in the company’s success through the development of innovative technologies. Engineers at JW Player are passionate about writing code and solving complex problems. Equipped with a modern tech stack, our Engineers contribute to helping drive monetization for our customers across billions of devices monthly. Click here to read about some of our different engineering teams!

The Opportunity:

Backend Engineers at JW Player contribute to developing innovative video technology products that service clients worldwide. We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join our team. This is an opportunity to join us to use modern technology stacks and work on interesting products within the video space that impact clients across some of the many verticals, such as broadcasting and publishing.

As a Backend Engineer for our Authorization Service, you will:

  • Build a system that helps us set and enforce customer-defined fine-grained access control rules.
  • Work with popular languages like Python, GoLang, and more in day-to-day coding.
  • Collaborate in a cross-functional team focused on our customer experience.
  • Contribute to innovative technology and architecture of a global production-scale service layer.
  • Work with microservices and microservice principles (Service discovery, API gateways, data transaction consistency, etc.).
  • Make a material impact on our streaming products, analytics, and OTT integrations.
  • Participate in code reviews with fellow engineering peers.

Requirements for the role:

  • At least four years of relevant experience, with an extensive background in backend development.
  • Proven record of delivering high-quality and impactful technical solutions, demonstrating expertise independent of programming languages.
  • Demonstrated experience in scaling systems to the next level to handle increased loads and demands.
  • Knowledge of database design and data structures.
  • Commitment to code quality, maintainability, readability, scalability, and performance.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and resolve tactical issues across various areas.
  • Open-minded and eager to learn new technologies.

Bonus Points:

  • Solid understanding of the Python/GoLang programming language.
  • Knowledge of common Goroutine, channel patterns, and concurrency patterns.
  • Experience with building scalable systems using cloud infrastructures like AWS or Google Cloud.
  • Understand micro-services architecture: Designing, creating, deploying, testing, and monitoring.
  • Contributed to open-source projects.
  • Experience with Docker and/or Linux Containers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, and/or disability status.