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Software Engineer - Video

£80k - £100k


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The role

Hopin is seeking a software engineer to help build the core of our in-house video technologies that power our live streaming application to hundreds of thousands of users. Hopin’s usage is growing at an enormous pace, and production traffic is increasing week over week.

This brings opportunity for our video team to drive innovation by attempting to solve big challenges in live streaming, such as latency, interaction, quality and scale.

The role is a hands-on role in the video team.

Ideal profile

  • At least 3 years of software engineering experience working on distributed systems at scale.
  • Good experience with encoding software (ffmpeg or similar).
  • Good experience with live streaming or video-on-demand delivery.
  • Production experience with at least 2 of the protocols: DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, HLS, RTMP, LHLS.
  • Ability to write testable, reliable code.
  • Familiarity with performance monitoring using software or services (monitoring process metrics, CPU usage, memory, etc.)
  • Production experience with Node, Docker.

Appreciated but not required

  • Experience with headless browsers and virtual displays.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with Docker.
  • Interested in working with CDN providers.
  • Expertise around low latency container formats (CMAF, LHLS).


  • Develop and maintain a reliable, fault-tolerant pipeline for delivering our live streams with DASH, CMAF, HLS.
  • Be hands-on implicated with the encoding, delivery and storage for video.
  • Be part of a video "pod" responsible for all things related to video on Hopin.


A competitive starting salary for this role with opportunity for bonuses as we scale, as well as equity. We are currently a remote team and for this position we are looking for someone located in CET or US ET zones. If you’re based in London you can work with the Founder, Ops and the Tech Lead in the heart of Shoreditch.

For people who are more senior, the salary could be increased.

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