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Streaming Video Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time, Contract, Temporary, Temp to Perm, Internship, and Volunteer

Job Description

Streaming Video Engineer

Spreecast is the social video platform that gets people together for face-to-face conversations. We are based in San Francisco and we are well-funded with 16 employees.  We have a consumer application for desktop browsers and mobile devices. Our application has elements of video communications (ie Skype, Webex) as well as broadcast media (ie, Hulu, Youtube).

The team has a proven track record: the founder of Spreecast was CEO and co-founder of  We also have a super star engineering team (including engineers from Stanford, Berkeley, Cornell, and MIT), and we're looking to grow.  We are very entrepreneurial and looking for like-minded people who are excited about getting in early and building something big.

We are looking for a streaming video expert to join our team.

Job Responsibilities:

We use proprietary code to send and receive live, low-latency video
from mobile devices. You would work on streams coming into a video
server, video inside the streaming servers, and streams coming out of
the video server. You would also work on the video capture side in the
mobile devices.

Qualifications - Requirements:

  • You could write your own streaming server from scratch
  • You could convert H.264 to VP8 using code you write. You don't need to
  • know the algorithms off the top of your head but you should feel
  • comfortable doing the transformation if given the x264 and libvpx
  • source.
  • Understanding of video transport - RTSP/RTP/RTCP
  • Expert in C/C++