Video Engineer in Empatía - Recruiting


    Remote — Full time

Programming | Senior

Salary: $8500 - 9500 USD/month

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This job is posted by Empatía - Recruiting on behalf of Kinema - Otter Lab.


Founded in 2020, Kinema is revolutionizing the traditional theater-going experience. Its unique virtual cinema brings audiences together - small and large - in a synchronized movie watching event, enhanced with a live chat that fosters discussion and builds connections among the entire audience.
With new free and paid screenings every week, the ambitious New York City-based Kinema team is on a mission to build the world’s largest movie distribution network. By bringing people together in a shared human-centered movie viewing experience that is impactful, thought-provoking, and engaging, Kinema is a true pioneer in virtual cinema.

Video Engineer

What You'll Do

  • Lead and participate in the design and deployment of major shared infrastructure components to improve the consumability, availability and scalability of our infrastructure
  • developing high quality playback experiences

Who You Are

  • 4+ years of engineering experience. You’re a strong engineer comfortable working across multiple platforms and environments
  • Solid engineering fundamentals (CS degree a plus)
  • Experience working in Typescript, Python, Go, or C++
  • Video codec experience specifically in H.264, H.265, and VP9 H.265
  • Strong experience with video streaming technologies (HLS, DASH)
  • Experience with live streaming
  • Experience with DRM systems (PlayReady, FairPlay, Widevine)
    • Experience working with distributed systems


  • Experience with WebRTC
  • Experience in analyzing and improving performance of CDN infrastructure
  • Knowledge of advanced and emerging video standards such as HDR10 and Dolby Vision


HOURS 40 hr/week

Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.

Remote work policy

Fully remote

Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

Empatía - Recruiting is recruiting this position for Kinema - Otter Lab, which will be the final employer.

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