Senior Software Engineer - Video

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 155,000-175,000 Annually
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Second Spectrum is a Sports Emmy-winning data & tech company that is building the next way of seeing sports - by capturing and producing the highest quality data and innovative content for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners, such as the NFL, NBA, English Premier League, ESPN, Amazon, and CBS Sports.

We are pushing the boundaries of deep tech -- machine learning, computer vision, big data, augmented and virtual reality. We deliver unique and innovative products with a magic formula of cutting-edge technology, creative design, and hands-on experience playing and analyzing college and professional sports. These products have helped Second Spectrum partners to multiple NBA championships, to win matches on football pitches around the world, and to entertain and educate millions of fans on TV and digital. In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports, bringing together a unique combination of technological, operational and commercial capabilities.

We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced. We're just getting started turning our joint vision of transformative sports technologies into reality. 

Second Spectrum is the place to work on cutting edge technology in sports, alongside incredibly driven and ambitious teammates. Our innovative and dynamic environment emphasizes opportunities for motivated individuals to maximize their growth and impact.


The Role - Senior Software Engineer - Video

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the video engineering group of our Infrastructure Team. In this role, you will assist in developing and enhancing our real-time and on-demand video processing and augmentation capabilities, playing a pivotal role in our innovative sports viewing projects. This involves a holistic approach to our entire video pipeline. You will be hands on designing systems for real-time broadcast pipelines — from writing shaders to architecting workflows — alongside improving, expanding, and rebuilding existing systems for ingress of live and recorded video to our analytics system.

This role is based in our recently opened, global center, New York City office. Located in midtown Manhattan, amongst the iconic skyline, you'll be immersed in cultural richness that inspires innovation and creativity. Join our team and add your talents to building a hub for all of Genius Sports.


Specifically, you can expect to:

  • Engage in high level software engineer design from planning to reliable production deployment in a modern tech stack.
  • Research rapidly evolving technologies in the broadcast space.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support live event monitoring, providing resources and training for on-call teams.
  • Drive the development of new features and improvements in our video processing and distribution pipelines, ensuring high performance and reliability.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years application software development experience.
  • Experience using container technologies to test locally and deploy into production environments.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, proactively addressing and resolving challenges.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of conveying technical concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with video streaming protocols and best practices—specifically live video broadcast, transcoding, and distribution.
  • Experience with real time graphics programming in OpenGL.
  • Experience deploying services with low latency requirements in a containerized environment.


Our Work Environment and What You Will Benefit From:

  • Work on cutting-edge products for major professional sports leagues and teams.
  • Team-oriented engineering practices (readable, maintainable, and efficient code).
  • Flat hierarchy and collaborative management led by experienced and strong technical leads.
  • Innovative and dynamic environment, which encourages self-development and opportunities to make an impact.
  • Multicultural team with employees based across several countries (e.g., Switzerland, Denmark, France, United States).
  • Potential for Equity/Bonus, Flexible working hours, Competitive salary, Medical and dental benefits, 401k match


What’s in it for you? 

In addition to competitive salary and paid time off, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on the location. We also offer social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.   

The base salary range for this role is $155,000 - $175,000. A number of factors influence the specific  offer, including location, seniority, and relevant educational and working experience. 


How we work 

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Second Spectrum to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information on how it would work with this role. 

Our employees stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing limits to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organization and to invest in our highly talented and diverse team.

Second Spectrum, part of Genius Sports Group, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers, and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender identity or re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.


More Information on Second Spectrum
Second Spectrum operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, California. Second Spectrum was founded in 2013. It has 199 total employees. To see all 10 open jobs at Second Spectrum, click here.
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