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Principal Software Development Manager - Video

Full-Time at Hulu Beijing

Drive the Experience

As a member of our lean and agile tech teams, you'll be one of the people driving the experience, connecting viewers with the stories they love. Whether they're watching on desktop, on mobile, or in the living room, we're perfecting every line of code so our viewers' experience is unparalleled. Here you can work through the full life cycle of development utilizing the latest and greatest tech. And your work and efforts will actually be seen and enjoyed by our viewers — from the Oscars to the Super Bowl and countless streaming hours in between.

Darshana Hulu Santa Monica Darshana
I feel proud to be a part of continuing to evolve our successful product and seeing it change over the last five years.

The part you’ll play and
preparation for your role.

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.


Hulu's Beijing Video team is seeking a Principal Software Development Lead who will be an outstanding addition to our technology team. As a top-tier technical evangelist at our growing team, you will be one important piece to build the world-class video-on-demand pipeline by using groundbreaking technology. We encourage you to lead our team to build up and deliver advanced Video features. The ideal candidate is to have expertise in building backend video services, or other large-scale backend distributed services. You need to understand how to produce technical requirements from architectural designs, and should be rigorous when operationalizing the services you build. Moreover, we expect you having extraordinary Video domain knowledge as well as Team Management skills. We are also seeking the candidate who has the outstanding teamwork spirit - you're encouraged to seamlessly collaborate with different teams across different offices between U.S. and China. Are you the curious type who loves building high-quality video services and hardworking on video playback functionalities? If yes then this position is a phenomenal fit for you.


  • To lead team building a world-class, high-performing software development team in Hulu Beijing office with expertise in software implementation and troubleshooting in Video domain.
  • Leading, coaching and mentoring junior Dev Leads and team members, to build and improve system performance, stability and scalability.
  • Embed yourself into Video engineering team, to contribute the knowledge and effort in video feature delivery and video quality improvement.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ years professional software development experience in using C, C++, Go, Python or Java
  • 5+ years experience in managing software development teams as a second-line manager.
  • Domain expert on multimedia area, like Audio & Video CODEC, DRM, and HLS/DASH, etc.
  • Experience in building large scale distributed computation system or other backend services with proven records.
  • Deep understanding about on-line system operation process.
  • Independence and an eagerness to learn new technologies. Solid ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Passionate about building video technologies and continuously improving video playback experience.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, used to work with multinational teams which located in different countries.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Fluent English in reading, writing and speaking.


  • Experience on building online video transcoding / streaming systems


Our Hiring Process

  • Step 1

    Apply for a role through our career site, or through a referral, and complete any assessments required for the role. Make sure to browse through and our careers site to get an understanding of our product and culture.

  • Step 2

    If you’re a potential fit, a recruiter will reach out for an initial screen. They will want to learn more about you, your background, goals, and aspirations – and answer any questions you have about the position. You may also be asked to speak to the hiring manager for the role.

  • Step 3

    Come on in and meet the team in person. This is typically the final stage and your chance to leave a lasting impression through your enthusiasm, preparation, abilities, and resume. You may also be asked to present “pre-work” that shows how you would handle a specific challenge or scenario.

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