Senior Live Video Engineer

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About the Job

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re hiring to grow our team and our products! 3Play Media offers a truly unique opportunity to work in a small team of developers in a company that offers a startup-minded size and culture while being robustly backed by a steady stream of customers and projects. Every day, our system processes hundreds of hours of video content, helping us to improve and expand the way people consume online media to make more of the web’s video content accessible. We’re also very excited to have a few brand-new products in our pipeline!

We’re looking for an experienced web engineer with a strong backend skillset. This engineer will initially join the Live Captioning team which is building a brand new service for captioning events in real time!. They’ll be making connections between streaming services and utilities (Wowza, FFMPEG, Zoom) our Ruby on Rails web application, using Python to glue it all together. If tying together a bunch of different services sounds like fun, and you aren’t afraid to occasionally touch a user interface, then this is a great role for you!

The 3Play engineering department is small and extremely collaborative. Engineers are empowered to make their own decisions, and propose solutions to the challenges facing our stakeholders. We use a standard 2 week sprint process, and regularly look for ways to improve our process via retrospectives.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain infrastructure for generating captions for live events.  This includes sending audio tracks to third party APIs for speech recognition, and then attaching the returned text to live video streams.
  • Build the data structures and logic for tracking live captioning, such as invoicing customers, assigning work to contractors, and building   
  • Work closely with technical and non-technical stakeholders to understand and develop requirements for live captioning solutions.
  • Modify existing user interfaces as needed.
  • Be ready to contribute expertise on other projects as needed.
Position Requirements 
  • At least 2 years of experience building web applications with a history of working with complex backend systems.
  • Experience in modern languages and frameworks such as Ruby On Rails, Django, Node.js, and Python. You’ll be working in Python and Ruby On Rails.
  • Experience building infrastructure and connecting disparate systems
  • Experience with video tooling is a definite plus, but is not required (ffmpeg, AWS Elemental, 608 captions, Wowza)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
Nice to Have
  • Willingness to dive in and learn new things, and curiosity to constantly deepen and broaden your knowledge
  • Collaborative view of software development
  • Adaptability in an environment where requirements may change quickly
About the Company

3Play Media is a rapidly growing, profitable technology company with a startup culture making a huge impact on the way people consume online media. We provide premium captioning, transcription, audio description, and translation solutions to over 5,000 higher ed, enterprise, media, and government customers. Our goal is to simplify the workflow through flexible APIs, a secure online account system, and integrations with a multitude of players, platforms, and lecture capture systems. We got our start in 2008 out of MIT Sloan and we are based in Boston, MA.

Work Environment

We have an awesome work environment! Our team is hard working, laid back, and fun. We prioritize the ability for our employees to do their work quickly and efficiently without getting stuck in office politics and wasteful meetings. The team is dedicated to building a successful company. We have a spacious office with lots of natural light located in the North End. The work we do is fun, interesting, and gratifying. Your work will have a direct impact on our company’s success.

Location 

3Play Media is located in Boston, MA –  North Washington St on the Green & Orange line and near North Station. We are in the heart of Boston’s thriving North End District. We are located near some of the best restaurants and surrounded by Boston’s buzzing tech scene. 

Perks
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 401K matching program
  • Paid vacation, birthday, volunteer days, and sick leave
  • Disability and life insurance 
  • Charitable contribution matching program 
  • Transportation subsidy 
  • Company sponsored social events
  • Snacks and beverages provided

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An Insider's view of 3Play Media

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love that I'm constantly learning and being challenged. No matter what, I love how my ideas are valued and heard – at 3Play, you really feel like you're part of the company & you can directly see how your efforts are leading to the company's success.

Sofia

Marketing Programs Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

What my team is trying to solve isn't necessarily a problem... the company keeps on growing, and we're just trying to keep up!

Amanda

Office Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My experience at 3Play has been a whirlwind – I was hired for content production in 2014, and now I'm the VP of Marketing! I currently manage our marketing team, strategy, & operations.

My background is a testament to how the company feels about promoting internally, and I'm grateful I was given the chance to prove I could make an impact.

Lily

Vice President of Marketing

What is your vision for the company?

We're at the forefront of making video the ultimate tool for learning, communication, and entertainment. One day, nearly every video will be accessible.

This presents exciting (and daunting) operational challenges, which we're taking on full steam ahead to be the unequivocal leader in the space.

Josh

Co-Founder, Chief Revenue Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The culture is generally quite open, and people are very friendly – they're just a ping away, always ready to help!

We also have an event called "3Play Palooza," that encourages company collaboration across teams to collectively understand & tackle various challenges we face.

Neel

Senior Software Engineer

What are 3Play Media Perks + Benefits

3Play Media Benefits Overview

At 3Play Media we know that a company is only as good as its people, which is why we want ours to have everything they need to feel great. We offer comprehensive health insurance benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have lots of mini committees like Social Committee, Accessibility Committee, D&I Committee & 3Play Palooza Committee - each of which organizes events at 3Play focused on our mission and values.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave. For employees with the company 6 months or more, the first 6 weeks are paid at 100% of base salary.
Flexible Work Schedule
We provide employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times as well as during the day.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home during the COVID pandemic and at all other times work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We have an annual summer outing for our employees and their families.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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