• Senior Scaling Architect

    Location : CityStateForPosting West Hollywood, CA
    Job Locations
    Pluto TV
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
    iCIMS ID
  • About The Brand

    Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin. Pluto is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    PlutoTV is looking for a Senior Architect to oversee scaling and efficiency of our back-end Services. PlutoTV is a free ad-supported over-the-top television service with over 100 linear channels and 1000s of VOD movies and TV shows. As of August 2019 we had 18million unique viewers, a 50% growth in just 6 months. And we are growing ever faster as we add more premium branded content and we expand into new international markets.


     As we mature from a scrappy startup into an industry-leader we need to develop our solutions and processes so we can grow efficiently, reliably, and globally. You have developed infrastructure that handles billions of transactions every day, 24/7/365. You know how to build highly-performing data pipelines and communication protocols. You can capture data to find weaknesses and know how to make the necessary improvements.


    • Ensuring the PlutoTV infrastructure scales efficiently for current and future levels
    • Recognizing system inefficiencies and proposing improvements
    • Supporting millions of simultaneous viewers world wide
    • Clearly communicating ideas and processes to software engineers and executive-level management, verbally and in writing.
    • Communicating systems risk to your team and management, supporting the best decision making based upon available parameters and constraints
    • Building prototype or experimental software and infrastructure
    • Ensuring consistent PlutoTV coding style and naming conventions are followed
    • All software components have well defined and documented APIs
    • Client software is efficient, scalable, secure and error free.
    • Making decisions for today with an eye on the future.
    • Writing design documents with enough detail and clarity to possibly hand off to a software engineer to build.
    • Maintaining documentation so it is up to date and correct.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years of hands-on experience in large-scale microservice architectures, including service discovery, traffic routing, and optimized API contract design on a cloud platform such as AWS, GCP and/or Azure
    • Strong analytical problem solving and decision making
    • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
    • 3+ years with one or more of Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Consul, Envoy, Istio
    • 3+ years with high-performance inter-process-communication systems such as Kafka, RabbitMQ or NATS.
    • 3+ years with logging and event-capturing services such as ELK, statsd or Prometheus.
    • 3+ years with NodeJS, GoLang, Java, Ruby
    • Work at large-scale organization


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