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Senior Software Developer - Frontend (Video Engineering)

Full-Time at Hulu Beijing Req ID: P000773-R0009915

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.


As a Senior Software Engineer in the Video Playback Engineering team you will help us push the boundaries of what is possible in streaming media. You’ll be part of a sophisticated worldwide team playing streaming media content on the latest web based devices.

We offer an outstanding opportunity for any technologist:

  • To work with a world-class team of Engineers.
  • To work on award-winning, sophisticated apps and systems.
  • To work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • To have an influence on the innovation of streaming products used globally by millions.
  • To elevate your career and to transform an industry.


Build our next generation of playback certification platform for all web-based devices.

Design, develop and enhance our various web playback application (standalone or client/server based) running on various platform: such PC, tablet, embedded web device, smart TV, etc ...

Maintain a strong understanding of our native streaming media engine to identify, research and address issues as they arise.

Explore Digital Rights Management (DRM) capabilities and ability to access OS and decryption libraries.

Explore streaming pipeline and understand how videos & audio are delivered and rendered on the device.

Collaborate with various playback specialized teams in China and in the US.

Maintain software best practices, documentation, make sure designs meet requirements, ensure quality and health of the code base.


  • 7+ years of experience as a developer, with strong programming skills and problem solving ability.
  • Experience with JavaScript (better with ES6) and familiar with React and Node.js.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, fluent English both written and oral.
  • Passion to build software, desire to be an individual contributor in a multi-developer, geographically diverse environment.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.


The following streaming media technologies are used, knowledge of these technologies is helpful, but not required:

  • Embedded operating systems.
  • Codecs AVC, HEVC, AAC, EAC3.
  • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Algorithms.
  • Media containers ISOBMFF / CMAF.
  • Caption and subtitle formats WebVTT, 608 / 708.
  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).
  • DRM, common encryption, and CDM vendors Widevine and PlayReady.

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  • Meet the team

    Log on and meet the team virtually. With Hulu focused on keeping candidates and employees safe, we are conducting all interviews through video conferencing technology, and we are leveraging digital collaborative tools to ensure the experience is thorough and positive.
    The video interview is typically the final stage of the process and your chance to leave a lasting impression through your enthusiasm, preparation, abilities, and resume.

Just like the best ensemble casts of our favorite shows,
Hulu embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Hulu is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants if needed during the interview process.

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