Senior Software Engineer – Video Streaming

| Greater Denver Area

Wowza Media Systems is seeking a highly skilled Senior Software Engineer. We are growing and expanding our software development team and are looking for someone great to help us drive the streaming revolution. Wowza is looking for an individual who can help us enable streaming video and audio to any device, anywhere!

As a Senior Software Engineer for Wowza Streaming Engine, you will join a core team building the software that powers over 25% of worldwide live streaming. Through your contributions, you will be empowering a community of builders creating professional-grade streaming solutions.


What you will do:

  • Create – Work in a collaborative environment with Product and Engineering to deliver new features and capabilities on a foundational platform. Build quality in and architect maintainable and extensible solutions that perform at scale.
  • Innovate – Wowza is a leader in the streaming industry and we are constantly evolving our products to meet customer demands, influencing and keeping pace with emerging standards in the space. Your ideas are valued, you can impact the product roadmap, and you might even file patents along the way.
  • Improve – Help define and refine engineering best practices, actively participate in design and code reviews, and make the code better with every commit.
  • Learn – Our product does a lot, enabling a wide variety of streaming workflows for our customers. The product is complex, the domain is deep, and the industry is everchanging. There is always something new to learn, something we hope you will embrace.
  • Support – Our customers rely on our product to be rock solid. As an Engineering team, we stand ready to back our Support organization in helping our customers through their toughest challenges and capturing ways to make our products better.


Experience we'd love for you to have:

  • Strong software development foundation in OO Design, data structures, algorithms, and multithreaded applications
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of streaming media from both server and client sides
  • Extensive practical knowledge with one or more of the following:
    • Streaming protocols such as – RTMP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WebRTC
    • Media codecs such as – H.26x, VPx, AAC, AC-3, MP3
    • Media containers such as – MP4, CMAF, MPEG-TS
  • Unit test development and writing testable code
  • Familiarity with build automation, Git branching, and continuous integration
  • Experience creating and documenting public REST APIs and SDKs
  • Scrum/Agile development methodology
  • Backend development experience in one or more of the following: Java, C++, C#
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and 7+ years of experience in software development


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 Great Place to Work’s list of Best Medium Workplaces (with a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor).

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 global team is headquartered in the foothills of Colorado, with plenty of parking and Buffalo roaming right across the street. Generous PTO and paid holidays, a healthy work-life-balance, and a 401K that vests immediately are among the many reasons we love working here.

The tight-knit crew benefits from a dog-friendly workplace, unlimited snacks, catered lunches, holiday parties, and more. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their role with limited oversight — and coworkers are happy to help one another out.

Wowza’s team also 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.

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

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Technology we use

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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's something quirky about your company?

We use the Slack app to communicate within the office as well as with the live-streaming community in general. One of our favorite pastimes is creating custom emojis to make each other laugh, and for some good-natured teasing. The dolphin emoji, the unicorn vomiting rainbows, and infinite variations of the party parrot are a few favorites.

Holly Regan

Content Marketing Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

How does the company support your career growth?

What makes someone successful on my team, is having an entrepreneurial attitude, and not waiting to be told what to do. At Wowza, we hire talented people and expect them to tell us what we should do instead. I want people who challenge status quo, speak up against the crowd, and stand strong in their convictions.

Melissa LaMonica

Chief of Staff/SVP People & Culture

What are Wowza Media Systems Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
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
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
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.
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
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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