Software Engineer - Video Engineering - Live, Peacock

NBCUniversal, LLC, Stamford, Connecticut

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.

Here you can fly to new heights!

The Role
Peacock is looking for an experienced software engineer to join our Video Engineering – Live team delivering high-quality live video at scale within the Playback Services team. You will become part of a strong engineering culture, where the engineers work with client-side software developers, broadcast engineers, project managers, and technical architects to build and support live video workflows.

Within Playback Services, the Video Engineering – Live team builds and manages systems and workflows that deliver all live content on Peacock, including 24x7 linear streams and major live events. Reliability, quality, interoperability, and security of the content is of utmost importance. Standards-based engineering practices focus the team to deliver quality streaming solutions at scale. From ingest to captions to encoding to packaging to origin delivery, you will be part of what makes Peacock a great streaming platform.

As a member of the Video Engineering – Live team, you will play a key role in building tools which help operators and engineers to monitor, receive alerts and automate health-checks of video workflows, along with quality and consistency of the streams. In addition, you will be integrating 3rd party monitoring solutions via custom dashboard developed from API’s and/or scripts to define metric visualization and alerts. You will develop solutions, test integrations, document workflows and assist in deployments, working with the operations group 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.

  • Using in-house and third-party tools, participate in efforts to design, build and support the live and linear pipeline for streaming video, optimizing video encoding, packaging, and delivery
  • Serve as a technology expert when working with technology partners, engineers, and vendors, implementing smart technology solutions and tools which help video engineering teams deliver, support and monitor live streams.
  • Develop solutions from scratch, from open source or integrate vendor solutions in-house to build out a highly automated monitoring, alerting and observability solution
  • Work close with the Site Reliability Engineering team to integrate solutions, define requirements and automate deliverables.
  • Help coordinate and participate in testing new solutions and workflows working side by side with QA team.
  • Manage and maintain cloud-based content delivery and services
  • Collaborate with other Playback Services team members to help create a team-centric culture
  • Continuously learn, improve and optimise processes and ways of working

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