Video Player Engineer, iOS – Remote

Video Player Engineer, iOS

Fox

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Corporation

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a hybrid position but remote opportunities may also be considered.

 

Fox Consumer Products and Engineering (CPE) seeks a Video Player Engineer, iOS to design and implement core video player features for consumer facing applications across all of Fox’s networks . FOX is responsible for delivering the largest LIVE events on TV – including the 2020 Super Bowl, MLB World Series, FIFA World Cup, Election Coverage, WWE Smackdown, NFL Divisional Championships, 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards and countless more. This role is essential to providing our digital audience a great experience every time they press play and will be key to developing industry leading playback performance. As a video player engineer, you will be working in an extremely fast paced environment where you’ll be expected to take ownership of building video playback solutions and provide deep technical expertise across the entire software delivery process.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Work closely with Engineering/Product/Project Management and Backend Technology Services teams to build video player features that contribute to FOX video streaming initiatives.

  • Conduct the design, architecture and implementation of player features on iOS and tvOS devices

  • Work on performance, scalability, security, architecture and engineering best practices

  • Provide technical specifications and documentation

  • Collaborate with team members to deliver software using agile methodologies

  • Willingness to stay up-to-date with the latest in emerging technologies/trends on mobile platforms

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Excellent programming skills in Swift, Objective C

  • Experience with Cocoa design patterns, XCode tools

  • Experience building components to support video playback, user interfaces, video metadata, and third-party integrations

  • Demonstrable knowledge of building responsive user experiences 

  • Experience with RESTful APIs, unit testing and end-end testing

  • Git, SVN, Jenkins, Docker, Agile methodologies

  • Excellent documentation skills, UML diagrams a plus.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL-BREAKER

  • Experience with video streaming technologies (HLS)

  • Experience with video QoE metrics, ABR algorithms, AV Player, AV Foundation

  • Experience with analytics platforms (Conviva, Segment)

  • Accomplish engineering and organization missions by completing related results as needed.

  • Support and develop software engineers by providing coaching and educational opportunities.

  • Participate in Tier 3 on-call rotation support for the services you and your team develop and operate.

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Learn more about Fox Tech at https://tech.fox.com 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $92,000.00-123,000.00 annually for New York City and Westchester County, NY. $76,600.00-102,500.00 annually for Colorado. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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