JW Player

101 - 250 employees
51 - 100 engineers
$25m - $50m funding
Series d

JW Player's mission is to provide reliable, enterprise-level video solutions to publishers of all sizes. Today, the company's products are the most widely distributed mobile and web video solutions in the world. Over 2 million sites are live with JW Player, and each month, 6 billion streams are watched by 700 million people across 120 countries.

Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices.

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Why join us?

  • You have the opportunity to be responsible for high scale systems that do thousands of requests per second.

  • We have an amazing and standardized tech stack including our own Kubernetes based deployment system. See our Kubernetes meetup: https://jwp.io/s/re2BWu3t.

  • We care a lot of every individual's career growth and offer many avenues to be mentored and learn.

  • We are already profitable.

  • We value work and life balance and care a lot about our culture and values.

Engineering at JW Player

Engineering team and processes

Teams that work on shipped product like our player and SDKs are on bi-weekly sprint cycles. Backend teams that mostly operate via CI/CD employ Kanban.

Technical Challenges
  • We're building machine learning systems that need to handle thousands of requests per second.
  • We process tens of thousands of video per day.
  • We handle millions of events per minute.
Projects you might work on
Tech stack

Working at JW Player

Company culture:
We value people with an ownership mentality who like growing other people and taking initiative to make our products and customers successful.

Engineering culture:
* Ownership mentality: Teams own their services end to end
* DevOps mindset: Every engineer must consider security, scalability, observability and reliability
* Customer first: We build with the customer experience in mind
* Developer-centric: API-first design philosophy; developer docs, 6 API clients (PHP, Python, Java, Node, Ruby, Go); meetups (RE[FRAME], Video Tech NYC)
* Bi-annual Hackweeks: focused on innovation; collaboration with S&M
* Diversity & Inclusion: D&I committee meets bi-weekly; Women in Technology meetup and mentorship program

Perks & benefits
  • Travel

    JW Player has engineering offices in NYC and the Netherlands

  • Generous Vacation

    We have unlimited PTO days

  • Beautiful Office

    We're located on 33rd and Park

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We encourage engineers to do workshops and conferences. We have an education budget for it.

  • Work from Home

    We let engineers work from home when they need to.

  • Relocation
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical and dental coverage.

  • Flexible Hours

    We don't have hard rules when people should come in. Generally engineers are in the office between 9am and 6pm ET.

  • Transportation

    We provide tax credit benefits for commute to work.

  • Gym/Fitness

    Corporate rates with NYSC and annual reimbursements.

  • Team Activities

    P&E All Hands, Board Game Night, Karaoke, Potluck, Beverage Cart (someone volunteers to make interesting drinks)

Our Team by the Numbers

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