Senior Software Engineer - Video Platform


San Francisco, CA, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/19/2021
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About Mux

Mux is an API-first video platform designed by experts to make world-class video streaming and analytics possible for every development team. Self-optimizing videos take the guesswork out of encodings, delivery, and renditions. Mux makes your video look beautiful on every device, every time.

Job Description

Mux is video for developers. Our mission is to democratize video by solving the hard problems developers face when building video: video encoding and streaming (Mux Video), video monitoring (Mux Data), and more. Video is a huge part of people’s lives, and we want to help make it better.

We’re committed to building a healthy team that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We want people who care about our mission, are ready to grow, believe in our values (from Be Human to Turn Customers Into Fans), and want to make the people around them better.

You’ll be joining a tight-knit team with experience at places like Google, YouTube, Twitch, Zencoder, Fastly, and more. Our founders previously started (and sold) Zencoder, an early leader in cloud video technology, and authored Video.js, the biggest HTML5 video player on the web. We organize Demuxed, the premiere conference for video engineers in the world. 

We’re backed by top investors like Accel and Y Combinator. You’ll get to work with amazing companies: hundreds of startups, plus Reddit, Vimeo, Robinhood, CBSi, Discovery, PBS, and TED. Customers large and small love working with us and love our team.

We’re growing quickly and are building something big together. We’d love to hear from you!

About the Role 

As a Senior Software Engineer (Video Platform) at Mux, you will build Mux’s high-traffic distributed systems that power the core of our Video products. The Video Platform team works across the entire video pipeline, ingest to delivery, to enable the building of world-class video products with the reliability that our customers expect. We’re looking for a strong software engineer who is willing to run the software they build, with a passion for systems who can wear many hats and an emphasis on building the software and tooling to make the platform run better.

What You'll Do

  • Build and operate the platform that supports video ingest, scheduling, usage, storage, and delivery
  • Build and support multi-cloud services from inception to delivery by bringing a cross-stack eye towards system design, scale, automation, capacity, and reliability. 
  • Partner with Platform Engineering and SRE to align on and implement platform direction for the video pipeline
  • Build solutions at the edge to both bring compute closer to our global user-base and power our multi-CDN / multi-cloud architecture 
  • Technologies:
    • Code: Golang, gRPC, Edge Compute
    • Cloud: Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Fastly, Cloudflare
    • Data: Clickhouse, CockroachDB, Postgres
    • Orchestration: Kubernetes, Docker, Envoy, Tilt
    • Observability: Prometheus, Grafana, Jaeger,  Elasticsearch

Who You Are

  • 4+ years of engineering experience. You’re a strong engineer comfortable working across multiple platforms and environments
  • Experience with edge compute (HTTP, caching, Fastly, Cloudflare) strongly preferred
  • Experience with building services within cloud environments (AWS, GCP) strongly preferred
  • Track record of working on hard problems including job scheduling, concurrency, and scaling
  • Experience with deploying complex applications on cloud platforms using a container orchestration platform, such as Kubernetes
  • Experience with administering high availability data technologies
  • Fluency in a systems-level programming language (Golang preferred)
  • Solid engineering fundamentals (CS degree a plus)
  • Video experience is a plus but not required


You'll be joining an amazing team from places like Google/YouTube, Amazon/Twitch, Facebook/Oculus, and Brightcove. We have a supportive culture that cares about both excellent work and work-life balance. We're working in a beautiful office space located above historic Orpheum Theatre, just steps from Civic Center BART station, with catered lunches and a kitchen that's fully stocked with drinks, snacks, and good coffee.


  • Flexible PTO 
  • Healthy work-life balance encouraged
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (99% employee and 50% dependent premium coverage)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Investment in career growth and training
  • Thought leadership and peer recognition program
  • “Day of Learning” events
  • Reimbursements for headphones, cell phones, device upgrades, and SVOD services of Mux customers
  • Catered meals and snacks

Mux is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse company. We believe diversity makes us better, and we strive to be inclusive and equitable. That’s why we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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