Sr Director, Video Engineering

Location : CityStateForPosting West Hollywood, CA
Job Locations
Pluto TV
Network Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ 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 West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.

Overview and Responsibilities

As a Senior Director, Video Engineering you will mentor and lead a group of onshore and offshore developers, attend planning meetings, and work closely with partners to set direction for video initiatives. In this role you will be considered a specialist in your area and will help build an Over-the-Top (OTT) software platform designed to stream video for some of the biggest broadcasters in the world.


This is a critical role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Technical leadership and team management with a focus on mentoring
  • Organizational leadership and project management
  • Video engineering architecture and design
  • technical leadership with technologies such as: NodeJS for Backend, GoLang including knowledge of migration/refactoring to GoLang
  • Extensive technical and business communication

Basic Qualifications

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:


  • 10+ years of technical team leadership and mentoring with a focus on video
  • Project management and technical organization skills
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Cloudformation, Kubernetes, Helm
  • Git, Github/Gitlab/BitBucket/Similar
  • Jenkins, Circleci, Ansible, Salt, etc
  • Microservices Architecture (API Gateways, Bulkheads Circuit Breakers)
  • Video (FFMPeg and Transcoding, HLS & DASH)
  • Performance, Optimization, & Monitoring (Flame Charts, Apache Bench, Charles Proxy - Profiling and Benchmarking; Splunk, SolarWinds, Conviva, New Relic, SignalFX and Associated Agents - statsd, Smart Agents, etc)


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