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Job Opening: Video Streaming Engineer


Position: Video Streaming Engineer
Company: Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Location: San Francisco CA US

At MLB Advanced Media, we are the industry leader in the delivery of premium digital media content over Internet protocol and/or carrier networks. Not only do we provide peerless media products for Major League Baseball, but also we provide content services for the following partners (a rapidly expanding line of business for us):

  • ESPN
  • 120 Sports
  • WWE
  • The Blaze
  • Turner Sports (March Madness Live)…just to name a few

Our environment is incredibly dynamic, fast-paced, and sophisticated. This person is a key member of the Media Delivery team responsible for the encoding and delivery of media content for a new digital media product that will be a major industry disruptor. The ideal candidate has a background in enterprise-level video encoding, particularly HLS, and is comfortable in a broadcast environment.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Management of video and audio web encoding appliances into HLS, Flash, Windows Media and various mobile formats
  • Primary relationship management/support with web encoding and transcoding vendor
  • Primary troubleshooting of encoding platforms
  • Tier 3 level operational support of video and audio web encoding
  • Training and dissemination of encoding protocols/procedures to primary operational staff

Required Skills:

  • Enterprise video encoding expertise
  • Knowledge of video codecs and compression, specifically H.264
  • Knowledge of IP protocols (rtmp, rtsp, http)
  • Experience working in mid-size to large data centers
  • Understanding of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • Understanding of Windows services, registry, and application structure
  • Understanding of RTMP, RTSP, Shoutcast, http delivery architecture
  • Familiarization with video delivery over the leading content distribution networks (e.g., Akamai, Level3, etc.)
  • Understanding of media formats on mobile devices
  • Basic understanding of Unix
  • Strong host/configuration management skills
  • Be comfortable acting as a technical resource to other departments to address and resolve problems

Preferred Skills:

  • Understanding of JMS architecture
  • Knowledge of batch scripting in Windows
  • Experience working with Cisco Media Processing solutions sets (formerly Spinnaker Live Streaming) and Cisco Transcode Manager Workflow Management, etc
  • Experience working with Elemental Live and Elemental Server
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with ffmpeg, mp4box and x264
  • Understanding of the professional/broadcast media world
  • Ability to coordinate with staff in New York


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