Senior Software Development Engineer

Remote - US Full Time Senior
$150K - $180K Yearly

Published on January 21, 2024

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Wowza Media Systems is seeking a highly skilled Senior Software Development Engineer to join one of our teams. We are expanding our software development team and seeking someone to help us drive the streaming revolution. Wowza is looking for an individual who can help us enable streaming video and audio to any device, anywhere!
As a Senior Software Development Engineer for Wowza, you will join a team building the software that powers the end users' experience. Through your contributions, you will be empowering a community of builders creating video-enabled solutions. As a team member, you will bring expertise that enables a seamless web experience that meets the customer's needs. 
The ideal candidate is an experienced full-stack developer with excellent communication skills who can contribute meaningfully to a team. This person must be located in the United States and be authorized to work in the United States.
What you will do:
  • Create – Work collaboratively to deliver new features and capabilities on a foundational platform. Architect and build quality, maintainable and extensible solutions that perform at scale.
  • Innovate – Keep pace with emerging standards in Ruby and Serverless APIs and work on greenfield development. Your ideas are valued, and you can impact the product roadmap.
  • Improve – Help define and refine engineering best practices, actively participate in design and code reviews, and improve the code with every commit.
  • Learn – Our Product does a lot, our product is complex, the domain is deep, and the industry is ever-changing. There is always something new to learn, something we hope you will embrace.
  • Support –We stand ready to back our Support organization in helping our customers through their toughest challenges and capturing ways to improve our products.
  • Lead – Serve as a subject matter expert in full stack web application development, providing technical leadership within the team, the company, and the industry.
The experience we would love for you to have:
· 5+ years of production experience with RESTful API development 
· 3+ years of experience working with Ruby on Rails as well as libraries like RSpec.
· Familiarity with video technologies such as video encoding/packaging and live streaming.
· Ability to write clean ruby code, and to translate that code into Typescript Lambda functions.
· Proficiency with code versioning tools including Git and Github.
· Familiarity with REST, Domain Driven Design, Event Driven Platforms. 
· Good understanding of front-end technologies including HTML5, JavaScript/Typescript, CSS3, and React framework.
· Familiarity with build and test automation and continuous integration tools like CircleCI
· Strong experience in writing unit tests and testable code
· Strong experience with relational and NoSQL databases
· Experience creating and documenting public Serverless APIs
· Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies and associated tools
· Knowledge of Docker and docker-based deployment
· Experience in AWS, especially PaaS services to accelerate development.
· Familiarity with Kubernetes and platform events
Salary: $150,000-$180,000
Bonus eligible 
The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of our salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on a range of factors, such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. The salary is one component of our total compensation package for employees.
Wowza offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available 1st day of employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) with strong company match
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
  • Parental Leave
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Who We Are:
Wowza Media Systems is a Colorado-based, globally-known video streaming software solutions leader. Wowza's software enables its customers to deliver high-fidelity video streams from any source to any destination reliably at a large scale and with low latency. Tens of thousands of customers implement Wowza's solutions in more than 100 countries across education, healthcare, enterprise, gaming, fitness, auction, e-commerce, and government applications. Founded nearly fifteen years ago, Wowza is backed by private equity firm Clearhaven Partners.
Why Work for Wowza:
Join a fast-paced, private equity-backed Colorado software company at the intersection of mission-critical video streaming applications. Wowza has a long-standing reputation for technical prowess and consistent innovation and has been a consistently growing company. In addition, Wowza's team works to connect the larger community with our passion for tech. From live-streaming graduation ceremonies for local schools to helping parents monitor their children in the NICU, employees can cultivate the same creative energy that first brought the company to life. Our employees are encouraged to take ownership of their roles, and coworkers are happy to help one another along their video journey. We have a brand-new company headquarters office and remote employees across the US and around the globe. Our Denver-area employees work in a flexible-hybrid environment, allowing flexibility and work-life balance tailored to each Wowzan.