Android Playback Engineer

Berlin, Germany
Employee
IT / Software

Zattoo is searching for a highly motivated Android Playback Engineer (f/m/x) with a proven track record in streaming expertise to join our world class team. Zattoo’s mobile apps for Android are installed on millions of devices. We were among the first to bring Live and Catch Up TV to these platforms. In addition to mobile, we put a strong focus on new Android based big screen platforms such as Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.

We’re looking for someone who wants to push the boundaries of what’s possible on these platforms. You will find Zattoo to be a comfortable place to work with pragmatic decision making, fast approval paths and willingness to take risks. Most importantly, you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who’ll share your commitment to developing and selling world class products. You will belong to the video team that owns the whole streaming chain ingest/encoding/packaging/delivery/playback. Together with frontend video engineers of other platforms you will analyse and improve video playback at Zattoo and push the experience of Zattoo’s service to the next level.

Tasks

  • Analyse, configure and maintain ExoPlayer, show good understanding of its internal logic
  • Adopt your knowledge of Android Media Stack for future proof development
  • Use debugging tools for investigation and research
  • Write clean and testable code
  • Collaborate with Video Backend Engineers and other Frontend Video Engineers
  • Become a valued member of Zattoo’s Engineering team and improve our core quality of experience

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in Android streaming application development (video-on-demand and/or linear video playback)
  • High proficiency with Kotlin and Java
  • Knowledge of Android Media Stack, including internal logic and debugging tools
  • Experience with multithreaded programming and real time considerations

Bonus:

  • Experience with video streaming technologies (DASH, HLS) and codecs (H.264, H.265)
  • Experience with tracking playback events, errors, behavior, user experience and A/B testing

Benefits

What we offer you:

  • Reward: Market competitive compensation
  • Recharge: 30 days vacation plus public holidays
  • Regulate: Trust based working hours and the flexibility for remote working*
  • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market
  • We’re developing: Personal development budget, German classes, all-company hackdays
  • We’re inclusive: A fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 40 nationalities
  • We’re healthy: Free yoga classes, health checks, team sports, daily organic fruit bowls
  • We’re responsible: We are taking positive action on our carbon footprint
  • We’re sociable: Lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, socials, summer party, annual off site event

*(with German/Swiss employment contracts)

The Product Creation Team

At the heart of Zattoo’s organisation there is a group of people who are extremely passionate about TV Products and Technology. This diverse group of engineers, product managers, designers, SRE, network, QA and support specialists cover a large area of expertise and are building our vision of the streaming age TV platform. We value high quality, user oriented and sustainable work and strive to be at the forefront of technology and collaboration.

We encourage everybody to express their ideas and give autonomy and focus to independent teams. Our dream is to let people watch their favorite TV content in the simplest and most comfortable way. We see our strength in disrupting traditional broadcasting technology while collaborating closely with the great companies that produce this content.

We are Zattoo

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to revolutionising the way you watch TV.

JOIN US AND BECOME PART OF OUR STREAM TEAM!

Zattoo is searching for a highly motivated Android Playback Engineer (f/m/x) with a proven track record in streaming expertise to join our world class team. Zattoo’s mobile apps for Android are installed on millions of devices. We were among the first to bring Live and Catch Up TV to these platforms. In addition to mobile, we put a strong focus on new Android based big screen platforms such as Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.

We’re looking for someone who wants to push the boundaries of what’s possible on these platforms. You will find Zattoo to be a comfortable place to work with pragmatic decision making, fast approval paths and willingness to take risks. Most importantly, you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who’ll share your commitment to developing and selling world class products. You will belong to the video team that owns the whole streaming chain ingest/encoding/packaging/delivery/playback. Together with frontend video engineers of other platforms you will analyse and improve video playback at Zattoo and push the experience of Zattoo’s service to the next level.

Tasks

  • Analyse, configure and maintain ExoPlayer, show good understanding of its internal logic
  • Adopt your knowledge of Android Media Stack for future proof development
  • Use debugging tools for investigation and research
  • Write clean and testable code
  • Collaborate with Video Backend Engineers and other Frontend Video Engineers
  • Become a valued member of Zattoo’s Engineering team and improve our core quality of experience

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in Android streaming application development (video-on-demand and/or linear video playback)
  • High proficiency with Kotlin and Java
  • Knowledge of Android Media Stack, including internal logic and debugging tools
  • Experience with multithreaded programming and real time considerations

Bonus:

  • Experience with video streaming technologies (DASH, HLS) and codecs (H.264, H.265)
  • Experience with tracking playback events, errors, behavior, user experience and A/B testing

Benefits

What we offer you:

  • Reward: Market competitive compensation
  • Recharge: 30 days vacation plus public holidays
  • Regulate: Trust based working hours and the flexibility for remote working*
  • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market
  • We’re developing: Personal development budget, German classes, all-company hackdays
  • We’re inclusive: A fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 40 nationalities
  • We’re healthy: Free yoga classes, health checks, team sports, daily organic fruit bowls
  • We’re responsible: We are taking positive action on our carbon footprint
  • We’re sociable: Lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, socials, summer party, annual off site event

*(with German/Swiss employment contracts)

The Product Creation Team

At the heart of Zattoo’s organisation there is a group of people who are extremely passionate about TV Products and Technology. This diverse group of engineers, product managers, designers, SRE, network, QA and support specialists cover a large area of expertise and are building our vision of the streaming age TV platform. We value high quality, user oriented and sustainable work and strive to be at the forefront of technology and collaboration.

We encourage everybody to express their ideas and give autonomy and focus to independent teams. Our dream is to let people watch their favorite TV content in the simplest and most comfortable way. We see our strength in disrupting traditional broadcasting technology while collaborating closely with the great companies that produce this content.

We are Zattoo

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to revolutionising the way you watch TV.

JOIN US AND BECOME PART OF OUR STREAM TEAM!

Updated: 13 days ago
Job ID: 2098940
About Zattoo
Zattoo is the leading TV-as-a-Service player in Europe serving millions of users helping them watch what they want, where they want, when they want.
51-200 employees
Information Technology (IT)
Sonnenallee 223A, Berlin, Germany
Sonnenallee 223A, Berlin, Germany
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