Are you interested in shaping the future of video? Are you passionate about enabling smooth and immersive video experience on both wide-reaching and next generation smart TVs, mobile devices, game consoles, and video gadgets? Do you want to join the journey to deliver the best streaming quality to every customer in every country around the world? Are you excited about the opportunity to build a core team that develops state-of-the-art encoding algorithms and delivers the highest quality per bit for every title, device and customer?
Prime Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Prime Video team delivers high-quality video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Every day we face the challenges of a fast paced market, expanding technology set and a wide range of viewing devices. As a leader in the Prime Video Encoding team, you will play a key role in defining and building products from the ground up.
A day in the life
As part of the Prime Video Encoding team, you will work on conceptualizing and building the systems that deliver high quality audio/video for Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide. You will lead a team that develops services at scale that utilize advanced standards such as HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Atmos and state-of-the-art compression techniques such as Segment Adaptive Encoding, Distributed Chunk Encoding etc. to enhance the viewing experience of the end users. You will work with our engineering, business, and operations teams to define roadmaps, drive execution of technology projects, drive operational excellence initiatives and manage technology operations. You?ll need to build, manage, and mentor a high-performing engineering team towards achieving a focused mission. You?ll work in a high volume environment and will be required to lead not only at the strategic level, but also tactically day-to-day by diving deeply into business and technical domains.
About the hiring group
The Prime Video Encoding team’s mission is to create the highest quality video, audio, captions and images possible for millions of Prime Video customers worldwide. We build large-scale distributed media processing technologies including media transcoding, quality analysis, media inspection and CV/ML applications. We build services and workflows that analyze, encode, package and encrypt content into the full range of formats required for playback across thousands of device types in over 200 territories worldwide. Our architecture operates at exabyte-scale, engineered for reliability, scalability, and performance. We are looking for a strong SDM who can help build the next-gen Media Architecture at Amazon scale.
You will be expected to have an established background in building highly scalable systems and system design, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You should be somebody who enjoys working on complex system software, is customer-centric, and feels strongly about building good software as well as making that software achieve its operational goals. Experience with building and operating web-based applications and/or web services-based applications, especially at massive scale, will be very applicable and helpful.