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Director of Software Engineering (Online Video Platform)

Atlanta, GA | Product development

Job Description

About us:

KIT digital is at the forefront of a global transformation in the entertainment industry. Our integrated combination of software and services enable the world’s largest cable companies, entertainment brands and corporations to reliably deliver their content across more screens, in revolutionary ways. Simply put, we’re helping to define The Future of Television.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a competitive marketplace. You will work closely with sales, management, design, product management and customer support to maintain and enhance existing products as well as developing new features.


  • Lead the development of live streaming, metrics, billing, and social integration solutions
  • Develop a scalable and distributable version of KIT cloud (including an Amazon Web Services instance)
  • Work closely with senior management to develop and manage the long-term technical strategy and translate that into an achievable action plan
  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Management of departmental resources
  • Staffing and mentoring a best-of-class engineering team
  • Regular code reviews
  • Work closely with technical managers and engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approachto meet our customer’s needs
  • Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology

The ideal candidate will:

  • Still be “hands-on” and can jump into a code review and provide in-depth mentorship
  • Have recent experience in a small to mid-size web company where one wears “many hats”
  • Exhibit excellent judgment
  • Hire and develop extraordinary talent
  • Expect and require innovation
  • Bring passion to work each day and have the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Exude optimism

Technical Expertise required:

Prior hands-on working experience and management of resources using the following technologies:

  • LAMP
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Sphinx, Akamai/Edgenetworks
  • Delivery protocols (HTTP, RTMP, AkamaiHD, m3u8)
  • Amazon Web Services
  • SDLC experience

Domain Experience Wanted:

  • OVP (Open Video Player)

Nice to have technical experience:

  • Transcoding technologies

Required Experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in a manager or director level role
  • 5+ years of experience leading product development, budgets, and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
  • 10+ years of overall experience in software development
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

WIIFM? (What’s In It For Me?)

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical / Dental / Vision / Life Insurance / 401K benefits
  • 20 days PTO and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Leading and working aside some of the top media / video professional in the industry
  • Fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Massive growth opportunities
  • Respect for your ideas and recognition for a job well-done
  • International travel opportunities
  • NOT working in a corner cube on legacy solutions
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