Video Playback Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

The Vimeo player is built to showcase the amazing content that our world-wide community of creators is making everyday. If you’re passionate around the latest video technologies, have a strong eye for product design, and are a creative thinker who can inform engineering best practices, consider joining our team. Our obsessive attention to detail in our player is apparent down to the border radius, and our player's iconic minimal aesthetic makes it special enough to spot a mile away. If you're dying to build the next viewing experiences (UHD, HDR, 360, VR, etc.) and take part in building a player that's second to none, we're dying to hear from you.

What you'll do:

  • Implement and improve creator tooling and playback features making the Vimeo player smarter and improving the user experience.
  • Refactor the UI rendering and data layer with the latest available technologies to improve cross platform support.
  • Continue to evolve video algorithms to improve playback quality in all types of circumstances across the globe.
  • Improve the performance, usability and overall experience of Vimeo’s video player writing clean and reusable code using the latest HTML5 video streaming technologies.

Skills and knowledge you should possess:

  • JavaScript (framework independent), HTML5, CSS and SASS mastery & object-oriented programming (OOP) accumulated over +4 years in a professional dynamic web environment
  • Consistently keeping up with the evolution of JavaScript (Media Source Extensions, Media Capabilities, WebVR/XR, WebGL)
  • Knowledge or experience working with DASH or HLS video delivery and playback
  • Development experience within a dynamic web environment (Python, PHP, Node.JS, etc.)
  • Strong portfolio or public code (Github, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in related field

About us:

At Vimeo, our mission is to empower video creators to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 80 million members in over 150 countries, Vimeo is the world’s largest ad-free open video platform, providing powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible.

We work hard to enable creators of all kinds to succeed, and to that end, we prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We’re committed to building a company and a community where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.

Vimeo is based in New York City, with additional offices in Europe and India. Vimeo is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at www.vimeo.com.

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Vimeo is home to a highly ambitious, super innovative, and lovingly hilarious team. Come find us working hard and laughing loads at our HQ in Chelsea.

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Vimeo loves to break it down on the dance floor so it's tradition to make sure that happens! Events cater to a variety of interests and lets you try something new with your Vimeo family. From karaoke to channel your inner Celine, scavenger hunts for the adrenaline rush, to paint nights that let your creative genius shine - we do it all with loveo!

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We just moved our main serving stack to a cloud environment, so now we get to modernize our infrastructure to take advantage of that: we get to take everything apart and put it back together in a more automated, reliable, and sustainable way.

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We believe the best ideas come from anywhere. Our biggest product launches have come from Vimeo Jams (hackathons), Creator Lab experiments, contributing to open source protocols, engaging our community, and crowdsourcing across the company. Innovation isn’t a buzz word to us – it's how we push the boundaries of storytelling and empower creators.

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At Vimeo, collaboration takes many shapes and forms. It could be a simple direct message, it could be pulling up a chair and code-pairing, or it could be a team meeting. The key is being able to easily and efficiently collaborate from department to department. Vimeo provides all the tools necessary to make that happen.

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