Location

On-site, Johannesburg, South Africa


We are looking to streamline and optimize our media workflows and how we handle various linear and VOD deliveries.

 

What your day will look like

We have initiatives underway in various areas of technology centered around video streaming. We want someone to take ownership and develop software to improve our deliveries.  Day-to-day work would consist of discovery and close cooperation with our CTO and key stakeholders, participating in proper sprint cycles to achieve organization and engineering goals. Based on skills, we are open to working with the right candidate to define the job.

 

What we are looking for

Must have expertise in one or more of these areas, and ideally passing familiarity with most of these areas:

  • HLS streaming
  • Dynamic manifest manipulation
  • SCTE-35 markers and other inline metadata/signaling (ID3, watermarking, etc)
  • Transcoding and packaging for live/linear and VOD streams
  • CDN delivery strategies
  • QoS/QoE/monitoring and escalation for uptime, stream stability and performance
  • Experience in designing/implementing media processing workflows using Telestream, AWS Media Services, and/or other media workflow automation environments.
  • Low level troubleshooting and validation using tools such as ffmpeg and tsduck
  • Server-side scripting experience– bash, node.js, python, etc.


About OTTera

OTTera, a distinguished white label OTT service provider, with its headquarters in Los Angeles, draws upon a rich 14-year legacy of experience. We excel in providing customized OTT application and FAST channel development, global distribution, comprehensive monetization solutions, and everything in between to clients worldwide. With a team of over 50 spanning multiple continents, we provide a diverse range of thought, direction, and leadership.

 

At OTTera, we are actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic team. We welcome those who are passionate about contributing fresh perspectives, enhancing our capabilities to execute ongoing projects, and embracing the ever-changing challenges of our industry. Be a vital part of our mission to shape the future of content through our agile methods, strategic foresight, and expertise in this field.

Our core team is headquartered in heart of Los Angeles, and we have multiple team members around the world, including Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Delhi, New York, Paris, Dubai, Shenzhen, Cape Town, London, and Montevideo.

 

Culture

We pride ourselves on diversity and working with a worldwide team of people from different backgrounds. We have a very collaborative engineering team — we have formal standups twice a week, but also frequent informal standups and rubber-duck sessions to help chat through those sticky little issues we all run into. This is a fast-paced, dynamic environment — there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of different initiatives going on at once. Looking for folks that are organized, flexible, able to self-direct, ask the necessary questions, and help us keep building this amazing rocket as we’re flying it!