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Software Development Engineer in Test - Video Quality

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 Video Quality team is seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test who will be an extraordinary addition to our team! As an SDET at Hulu, you will be a domain expert in video streaming quality, including rebuffer rate, video playback failure rate, video startup failure, and other playback quality of service KPIs. You will play an integral role in defining test strategies, building test automation, investigating/reporting bugs, and collaborating across the Engineering team to release quality software with high confidence in the pursuit of delighting our viewers. Your work will improve functionality, availability, scalability, performance, extensibility, and compatibility of our internal systems. You will setup test automation frameworks, build quality-related tools, and engineer efficient and maintainable test infrastructure. The right person has a strong attention to detail, takes accountability for the definition and delivery of high quality work, demonstrates a strong sense of collaboration in their work and professional relationships, clearly and thoughtfully communicates in their areas of expertise, and empathizes with and advocates for the needs of customers. If you are someone who effectively moves between high-level concepts and low-level execution, then this is a great role for you!


  • Develop scalable automated testing strategies
  • Define/implement/maintain test automation for the Video Quality team, relating to the collection/aggregation/analysis/reporting/alerting of video data and playback quality of service
  • Identify and drive improvements in engineering methodologies to ensure industry-leading system quality and team efficiency
  • Contribute to the release process for the Video Quality team
  • Perform root cause analysis for issues in production/test environments, report defects, and advocate for their resolution
  • Propose regression tests to discover recurring issues and drive tests to “automation complete”
  • Collaborate with program managers and software developers to define requirements and ensure testability
  • Collaborate with partner teams to understand upstream/downstream dependencies, and to facilitate development of integration/end-to-end tests


  • Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related field plus 4 years of progressive experience in a software testing (SDET) and/or software development (SDE) occupation, including manual/automated testing of backend services and REST APIs.
  • Proficiency programming in, at a minimum, one of the following languages with an interest in learning additional languages, as needed: Python, Java, Golang, Kotlin, C/C++, or similar
  • Experience with stored procedures/SQL queries
  • Experience with backend test automation frameworks (E.g. pytest, REST Assured, etc.)
  • Proficient with version control software (E.g. GitHub) and issue/project tracking software (E.g. Jira)
  • Proficient with software development/debugging tools (E.g. Postman)
  • Some experience with Jenkins or similar build tools
  • Experience with qTest or similar test suite/case/run management tools
  • Experience with Locust, Gatling, or similar frameworks for the purposes of developing performance and reliability test automation coverage
  • Highly experienced in defining/executing/maintaining test cases and experience with building out test plans for backend services
  • Deep understanding of quality-related agile methodologies and experience using them during the SDLC
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (E.g. diagramming system behavior)


  • Experience with and understanding of OTT media services, adaptive bitrate streaming (E.g. MPEG-DASH, HLS fMP4), multi-CDN switching, video codecs (E.g. H.264), encryption (E.g. MPEG-CENC), ad insertion (E.g. SCTE-35), and DRM (E.g. PlayReady)
  • Experience using ffmpeg and other audio/video/streaming libraries
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, and CICD
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience developing advanced mocking mechanisms (E.g. rule-based proxies)
  • Some experience developing web applications, RESTful APIs, data models, etc.

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.

Just like the best ensemble casts of our favorite shows,
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