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Video Encoding Engineer - Rakuten TV Europe

00013352 Requisition #

Rakuten TV is looking for a Video Encoding Engineer based in Barcelona.       

Company Overview

Rakuten TV - “Your cinema at home” - is one of the leading Video-On- Demand platforms in Europe providing the latest movie releases with the latest technology in a true cinematic experience available on Smart TVs. Rakuten TV is currently distributed in 12 countries and is part of the Internet and e-commerce Japanese giant Rakuten, now sponsor of FC Barcelona, The Golden State Warriors and Shakira’s El Dorado Tour.

The position:

We are looking for a developer that will be part of our video encoding team. You will be in charge of:
  • Design and improve of our internal tools to generate media optimized for video streaming
  • Apply DRM technology to protect the content (Widevine, PlayReady)
  • Generate contents with several video qualities (SD/HD/UHD), HDR types (HDR10/DolbyVision), audio qualities (Stereo/5.1)


We are looking for a proactive, resilient programmer with a problem solver attitude and a minimum of three years of experience in any of the following areas of expertise:

  • 1+ years Python or Ruby Design & Development
  • Experience with web frameworks: Ruby on Rails or Django
  • Databases engines: mysql, redis
  • Queue management: AWS SQS, Resque, SideKiq…
  • Work with version control (GIT)
  • Knowledge in Amazon AWS: S3, EC2, SWF, autoscaling
  • Rest API design
  • Design of distributed and scalable systems

As this position is for the media encoding team we will consider very positive if you have any knowledge and/or interest in media encoding concepts and tools:

  • Knowledge of codecs, containers and formats of video/audio/subs: h264/h265/EC-3/MP4/VP9/CMAF/IMF
  • Encoding/packaging with open source tools: ffmpeg / bento, etc
  • Streaming protocols: DASH, Smooth Streaming, HLS etc
  • DRM: fairplay, playready, modular widevine
  • HDR formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision 

Some good reasons to apply
  • Opportunity to work for leading company within the rapidly growing OTT market.
  • Great work environment 2 blocks away from Poblenou’s beach
  • Culturally diverse environment with people from approx. 22 different nationalities
  • Regular company outings, off-sites and team-building events
  • Private Medical Insurance or extra money for meal card/commuting card
  • Free Language Classes
  • Conferences and training plan. Quarterly hackathons
  • Free massage for all the team

If you made it this far, you’re probably interested in sending us an introduction about yourself. Send us over a cover letter, a copy of your resume, Github account, and/or links to any projects you are proud of, and we’ll be in touch.

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