• Software Engineer - C++, Python

    Location US-UT-American Fork
    Job ID
    Software Engineering
  • Summary


    Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top (internet delivered) television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, smart TVs and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, Roku, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, AMC, A&E, EPIX, Starz, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, and more. For Spanish-speaking customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 


    Sling TV is the #1 Live TV Streaming Service  Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    At Sling TV, we think services based on big bills, bundles, and useless channels are a thing of the past. Sling TV is uniting cord-cutters and smarter consumers everywhere with simply priced mobile access to the top live TV networks — join our team of spirited innovators in changing the way we watch TV. Our office is light, lively, and buzzing with dynamic people. We love what we do, we love who we work with, and we love TV. Brainstorm with us, build with us, banter with us, and even backpack with us — start your next adventure with Sling TV. 


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of our video encoder (C++/Python)
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of our video packaging and delivery pipeline (C++/Python)
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of our DRM stack, including support for FairPlay and Widevine (Python), PlayReady (C#), and our own KeyStore (Python)


    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Software Engineer will possess:

    • 4 year degree in CS or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 5 years developing software using C and C++ (preferrably C++11 or greater)
    • 3 or more years of software development using Python
    • Experience developing/deploying on Linux systems 


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience interfacing with ffmpeg or other video libraries
    • Python/Django experience is a positive, but not necessarily required
    • Experience developing or using software related to encoding or decoding of digital video and/or audio
    • Experience developing software related to encryption/decryption of data especially digital video and/or audio
    • Experience with Digital Rights Management (DRM) and related technologies
    • Fast learner that can dive in to just about any job and quickly contribute
    • Professional pride in generating clean, reliable, easy to maintain code
    • The ability to create clear, easy-to-read documentation in code 
    • A positive and proactive attitude toward finding solutions, meeting commitments, and assisting others, pitching in wherever is most needed



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