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Sr. Video Encoding Engineer

New York, NY | Software Engineering

Job Description

Wanna help transcode the best video content on the web? Not all of it happens in Vimeo's magical forest. There are some Engineers with FFmpeg and H264 skillz who help out on occasion. Become one of them. 



  • Fix audio sync issues in the transcoding pipeline
  • Improve compression settings and test across several platforms and devices
  • Design and evolve Vimeo's Audio enhancer 
  • Investigate new transcoding frameworks and technologies
  • Work with transcoding team in improving regression tests



  • 3-5 years’ experience with:
    • C
    • FFmpeg (libavcodec)
  • In-depth understanding of H264 and AAC standard
  • Experience working with raw video (ie color space conversion, etc)
  • Experience working with audio codecs
  • Experience working HLS or MPEG-DASH
  • Experience in designing audio or video pipeline



  • Experience with user-generated content
  • Experience with Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
  • Experience with WebM / VP8 / Vorbis



Vimeo is the high-quality video platform for creative people around the world. Vimeo was founded in 2004 by filmmakers who wanted a fun and easy way to share their work and moments from their lives. We remain true to that mission by continually striving to help people with a wide range of passions share the things they create and care about. Today, Vimeo reaches a monthly audience of over 90 million creators and viewers — and we’re growing bigger every day. Vimeo is made with love by a highly ambitious, ridiculously innovative, and certifiably hilarious team based in New York City, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

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