Brightcove is a team of smart, passionate people who are revolutionizing the way organizations deliver video. Were hyped up about storytelling, and about helping people connect, share experiences, and view the world. Bottom line: video is the worlds most compelling, exciting medium, and Brightcove exists to demonstrate that video means business.
As the industry leader in this space, we empower our customers to deliver top-notch video experiences to audiences on every screen in bold and innovative ways. When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change. Creativity thrives. Since 2004, Brightcove has been supporting customers that are some of the largest media companies, enterprises, events, and non-profit organizations in the world. There are over 600 Brightcovers globally, each of us representing our unique talents and passions and we have built a culture that values individual empowerment, excellence and collaboration. This culture enables us to develop technologies once thought impossible, provide customer support without parallel or excuses, and leverage the expertise and resources of a global infrastructure. We take our video seriously, and we take great pride in doing it as one team.
The Brightcove engineering culture is tailored to software professionals who enjoy solving challenging product development problems. The team you'll be joining is a small, self-organized Agile group. We use a lightweight development process that balances craftsmanship with execution. We strive to build engaging products with features that will delight our customers. Our team takes pride in achieving high uptimes and quality-of-service with low operational overhead. Team members double as experts in operating the systems that they build. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to meeting our operational goals through robust, scalable designs, software quality, customer-facing service metrics, and DevOps automation.
Were looking for a developer to help us transform the Video Cloud content management system into a scalable, cloud-based platform with rich, developer-friendly APIs. The Brightcove CMS holds the central catalog of information for Brightcoves flagship Video Cloud product. This CMS is a high-performance metadata management repository with integrated search capabilities. Youll be on a team responsible for designing, developing, and operating a fault-tolerant, low-latency system that currently handles over 5M updates and nearly 200M reads each day, with peak rates of around 5k writes and 10k reads per second. Our throughput continues to grow, having nearly doubled year-over-year for the past few years.
We look for people we can learn from; people who are creative, passionate, and curious; and people who know how to get things done.
- Develop and deploy scalable backend services for the Video Cloud content management system
- Provide operational support for the platforms
- Work in an agile environment with a team of engineers to create new products and services and streamline/enhance existing solutions and workflows
- Develop clean, high quality code even when working on extremely hard problems
- You have 5+ years of experience building large applications
- You are comfortable with Object Oriented and Functional programming languages (We mostly use JVM languages and toolkits, with an emphasis on Java/Groovy)
- You understand the basics of scalable SaaS systems and have experience developing and deploying highly scalable software
- You understand the principles of software craftsmanship. You unit test everything
- Youre familiar with different types of data stores for handling large volumes of data with high levels of traffic
- You are familiar with Linux, basic SaaS security, AWS cloud services (S3, SQS, EC2 etc.), REST, and API design
These are the qualifications and experience we are targeting but we also are excited to have an opportunity to teach you technologies and skills you've never used before. All we ask for is creativity and tenacity in solving the problems that we are tackling together.
Working at Brightcove
As the undisputed global leader in powering premium video for our customers, Brightcove recruits and retains highly qualified and motivated individuals, creating an environment where people can innovate and achieve their best, and we reward them for their performance by giving them the opportunity to share in the companys success. We offer competitive compensation, stock options, 401k matching, and tuition reimbursement, as well as generous PTO - and we expect you to use it!
We offer flexible options to work in our Boston office located in Fort Point harbor, remotely or in a hybrid set up (only exceptions are the roles that MUST work a certain way which we are finalizing soon). Whichever option you choose, we have plenty of opportunities to meet your colleagues around the globe and we also celebrate a variety of personal interests with organized groups and clubs including an Employee Action Committee, Women of Brightcove, Pride of Brightcove, Parents of Brightcove and more to come!
If you've gotten all the way to the bottom of this description, thank you for your interest in Brightcove! If this role sounds like something that is exciting to you please don't hesitate to apply, even if you don't meet all of our qualifications. We recognize that no candidate is perfect and Brightcove would love to have the chance to get to know you.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
Please note that while this job description is an accurate description of the role, it is also subject to change during the course of this search.
Send us your resume if you are interested and want to learn more!