Junior Software Engineer at Wowza Media Systems

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Wowza Media Systems, the global leader in live video streaming technology, is looking for an innovative and motivated Junior Software Engineer to work on our flagship Wowza Streaming Cloud service. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all people to thrive in. 

Wowza Streaming Cloud allows users to stream video to viewers at scale. 

Wowza Streaming Cloud runs at scale. On a typical day this last summer, we saw 2.5 million API requests, and over 14,000 video transcoder starts which streamed 8374.5 hours of video (348 days worth), which generated 127 TB of data, and over 1.25 billion lines of log data. Wowza Streaming Cloud is a highly reliable service, and our customers depend on it to reliably stream events. 

What you will be doing: 

  • Designing, developing, testing, training and production customer support. 
  • Participation in cross-functional projects 
  • Writing high quality code, participating in code reviews and creating high quality documentation supporting the design/coding tasks 
  • Participating in internal projects that help scale the organization, implement best practices, and improve our methodology. 
  • Analyzing and addressing defects identified by QA and tech support. 
  • Filing patents as appropriate 

Experience We’d Like You to Have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a related field or equivalent work experience. 
  • Experience in Ruby or JavaScript 

Technologies you would get to learn: 

  • Ruby on Rails 
  • React 
  • Restful & GraphQL API's 
  • Kubernetes/Docker (as well as Helm, Rancher, CircleCI) 
  • Elastic Search 
  • Multiple clouds (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) 
  • Streaming video technologies (such as H.264 and HLS) 

  Processes we currently use 

  • Agile/Scrum 
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) 
  • Devops 

This is a high visibility software engineering position where you can see the impact of your work. Wowza Streaming Cloud is undergoing rapid growth, and your success can lead to growth and a larger position in the organization.  

Compensation and Benefits 

Salary: $70,000 - $85,000 

Bonus Eligible 

Wowza offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available 1st day of employment 
  • Generous Paid Time Off 
  • 401(k) with strong company match 
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account 
  • Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child) 
  • Parental Leave 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Training & Development 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

Who We Are: 

Wowza Media Systems is a streaming software, cloud services, and hardware provider aimed at powering live streaming for today’s most innovative companies. We frequent Streaming Media’s list of Companies That Matter Most in Online Video and Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as Built in Colorado’s list of Best Medium Workplaces. 

Cofounders David Stubenvoll and Charlie Good first set out to create cool stuff with like-minded people in 2005. In the fourteen years that have followed, Wowza’s become the gold standard for streaming. One third of content delivery networks (CDNs) have Wowza’s technology built in and more that 24,000 organizations across the globe power their streaming with Wowza. 

With adoption rates exploding, use cases proliferating, and video quality increasing, the streaming industry’s influence on everyday life continues to grow. And when it comes to live video, one thing rings true: If you can dream it, the experts at Wowza can help you build it. 

Why Work for Wowza: 

Wowza’s team works to connect the larger community with our passion for tech. From live-streaming graduation ceremonies for local high schools to participating in events like SheTech, employees are able to cultivate the same creative energy that first brought the company to life. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their role with limited oversight — and coworkers are happy to help one another out. 

Wowza Media Systems is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all people to thrive in. 

Wowza’s office is currently in the mountain foothills in Golden, Colorado. A significant portion of Wowza colleagues work “remotely” from their homes, both outside of Colorado and outside of the US (we have an office in Berlin, Germany). This role is open to both local Denver candidates and “remote” candidates around the world who meet the requirements of the role. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • WordpressCMS
    • ExpressionEngineCMS
    • AnswerHubCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SurveyMonkey Email


We are located off the Genesee Park exit of I70, where the deer, elk and the buffalo herd roam.

An Insider's view of Wowza Media Systems

What are some social events your company does?

Wowza does some awesome events; we go to Rockies games and participate in an event where we brew our own beer and then we compete with other start ups. We also have team happy hours, we celebrate each other's anniversaries at the company and birthdays. We do that once monthly and bring snacks, cakes and all sorts of great stuff and internally.

Christian Sharkey

Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Community Manager, it’s critical I communicate daily with several other teams to provide feedback from our customers. Several times a day, I will slack or have zoom video chats to share information and ideas with members from other Wowza teams like engineering, billing or sales to get answers I need for our Wowza customers around the globe.

Rose Power

Senior Community Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have an ability or environment where we generate a lot of ideas and very few of those ideas actually work. I believe you have to fail enough times to understand how to succeed.

Matt Rossi

Sr. Director Business Operations

What are some things you learned at the company?

I learn something new every day at Wowza. The creativity of our clients enables us to develop end-to-end solutions in innovative ways. We harness their vision by delivering superior service and unmatched technology. Empowering my customers’ commercial opportunities is the most rewarding aspect of my role.

Kristen Calton

Enterprise Account Executive

What are Wowza Media Systems Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday and tons of snack and drinks.
Happy Hours
Free parking!
Pet Friendly
Wowza's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Take advantage of the discounted gym rate at Genesee Mountain Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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