Senior Video Engineer, Live, Peacock

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Welcome to Peacock, the dynamic new streaming service from NBCUniversal. Here you’ll find more than a job. You’ll find a fast-paced, high-flying team for unique birds that want to be at the epicenter of technology, sports, news, tv, movies and more. Our flock works hard to connect people to what they love, each other and the world around them by creating shared experiences through culture-defining entertainment.

As a company, we embrace the power of difference. Our team is committed to creating an organization that champions diversity and inclusivity for all by curating content and a workforce that represents the world around us. We continue to challenge ourselves and the industry by being customer-centric, data-driven creatures of innovation. At Peacock, we are determined to forge the next frontier of streaming through creativity, teamwork, and talent.

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Senior Video Engineer

Peacock is looking for a senior video engineer to join our team delivering high-quality video within the Playback Services team. You will become a part of a strong engineering culture, where the engineers work with software developers and technical architects to build and support live video workflows, delivering encoding and packaging solutions, managing origins, and streaming content to millions of customers.
Within Playback Services, the Video Engineering team builds and manages systems that deliver all content on Peacock, including 24x7 linear streams and major live events. So the reliability, quality, interoperability, and security of the content is of utmost importance. We need an engineer who is an expert in providing standards-based quality streams at scale.
You will play a major role in ensuring the quality and reliability of the live encoding and packaging space, ensuring consistency and quality against KPI. You will build solutions, test integrations, lead deployments, and monitor performance, working with the operations group and other technical teams to ensure consistent 24x7 monitoring. You will work closely with key vendors, developing solutions side by side, and you will embrace diversity as part of an inclusive and flexible workplace.

What the team does

  • Builds workflow and systems that encode, package, and deliver high-quality, reliable live video content at scale directly to consumer devices consistent with our world-class KPI
  • Builds tools that operators can use to manage live video streams 24x7
  • Collaborates with player and application teams to drive innovation and improvements in video delivery and playback user experience
  • Supports major consumer-facing launch events, including Peacock originals, movie events, and support for sporting events such as the Olympics


  • Using in-house and third-party tools, lead the efforts to build and support the live and linear pipeline for Peacock video, optimizing video encoding, packaging, and delivery for CDN delivery
  • Gather requirements, analyze data, and serve as a technology expert when working with technology partners, site engineers, and vendors, implementing smart technology solutions and tools for delivering premium quality audio and video experiences
  • Provide Tier 2 support for Live events and Peacock Linear channels
  • Capture content and network traffic for analysis, troubleshooting and solution design
  • Lead projects and conversations with key vendors to ensure timely, high-quality feature delivery
  • Participate in POCs for emerging OTT video standards such as HDR10, Dolby Vision, low latency packaging, per-title encoding, and device-specific delivery
  • Manage and maintain cloud-based content delivery and services
  • Perform audio and video quality measurements
  • Continuously learn, improve and optimise processes and ways of working

- Minimum five (5) years’ experience with live video workflows in cloud and on-prem/off-prem environments, cloud development experience will be strongly considered
- Expertise with live video delivery, video origin architecture, and issues of scale for live video delivery
- Expertise with video capture tools including Charles Proxy, Telerik Fiddler, VLC, and browser developer tools
- Experience with web technologies, digital video workflow and operations, and digital video technology development
- Deep knowledge of OTT standards including CMAF/HLS, DASH, SCTE 35, WebVTT, CEA 608/708, H.264/AVC, and H.265/HEVC
- Experience working with CDNs, and a basic understanding of CDN architecture concepts and strategies
- Experience with monitoring tools such as DataDog, Dataminer, Splunk, Telestream, Touchstream, etc.
- Knowledge of OTT video delivery pipelines including basic networking concepts, source origination, video ingest and encoding, and packaging including encryption and DRM
- Comfort with the Agile Software Development Life Cycle
- Strong quantitative, analytical, debugging, problem solving, and decision-making skills

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