Careers at Quickplay

Senior Server Developer

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 07-27-2017
Position: Senior Server Developer (CMS)
Location: Toronto
Reports to: Development Manager, Platform Services Development

Become a QuickPlayer today and grow with us!
QuickPlay Media Inc. is the premier provider of solutions to manage the business of mobile video.  Recognized internationally for innovation, flexibility and excellence QuickPlay provides the fastest and most flexible way for companies to deliver mobile video worth watching. Today, QuickPlay powers high quality TV, video, audio, and radio services for 14 mobile operators and 150 content providers recognized worldwide.
In an evolving market, our employees are inspired by the innovative environment that allows them to lead, motivate, and create, while reaching their full potential and achieving great results. Spending their days in a challenging atmosphere developing cutting edge products for the biggest names in media and communications, QuickPlay employees are able to expand their skills and grow with a passionate and talented group of people.
Read about some of the things we’re doing here:

In this role, you will be enhancing and adding new features for Quickplay’s flagship CMS product. Activities include:
  • Using best practices to architect, design and implement services
  • Producing design artifacts such as class and sequence diagrams
  • Refactoring code to improve efficiency and extensibility
  • Implementing unit tests
  • Participate in stress, load and performance testing with the intention of improving performance and scalability
  • Prepare software packages and documentation that adhere to deployment policies
  • Be responsive to critical production issues providing timely and effective solutions.
  • Collaborate and help junior developers in the development life cycle.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Education: Post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent academic experience required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience designing and implementing end-to-end enterprise grade software.
  • Solid knowledge of the Java programming language
  • Knowledge of design patterns (MVC, Strategy, Factory, Singleton) and general design considerations.
  • Experience with Spring, as well as application servers, web servers (Apache) and servlet containers such as Tomcat or Jetty
  • Experience using open source libraries and technologies such as Apache Solr, Zookeeper, etc…
  • Proficient using UML (sequence, state, collaboration, class, use-case models).
  • Proficient in SCM tools and best practices (GIT, Maven, Jenkins).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A creative thinker and experienced problem solver.
  • Previous development experience using Java & JavaScript, REST Web Services, NoSQL databases (e.g. Mongo DB, Couch DB, Cassandra), JSON, XML as well as caching technologies such as Memcached, Terracotta or ehCache
Experience Pluses:
  • Understanding or prior experience with mobile video transcoding, packaging, encryption and video solutions a plus
  • Knowledge and/or exposure to modern web UI technologies
  • Experience with scripting languages and libraries such as jQuery
  • Familiarity with the technical details of commercial streaming mobile video offerings
About You:
  • You have a sizeable portfolio of ‘difficult problems… solved’
  • You like to move fast
  • You like to make decisions
  • You like to take calculated risks
About Us:
  • We like to learn
  • We like to work in small, rapid iterations
  • We like to automate mundane tasks
  • We like to make things visible so others can understand them, challenge them, solve them
  • We get things done
Working Conditions
  • General office environment.
  • Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
The way we consume media is on the verge of incredible change. In just a few short years, television and technology have converged, transforming how we consume our content. QuickPlay Media was created to help brands deliver video to IP connected devices. Today, we work with the largest media and technology companies creating breakthrough innovations for watching live TV and video-on-demand on IP-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and connected TV’s off our award winning OpenVideo Platform. Using grid architecture and the cloud, we handle all aspects of running multiscreen video services – from content acquisition to delivery and reporting. Our solutions include:  Live TV  Video on Demand  Encoding as a Service.
Put Big Ideas Into Action

If you thrive on the excitement of new challenges and creating impacts through technology, we would like you to consider joining our team! You have unique skills and a drive to succeed – and we believe that QuickPlay Media provides the perfect opportunity to propel your career forward. Here at QuickPlay, we have a dedicated team of people who are passionate about innovation and the change that comes along with it. It is what enables us to put big ideas into action.

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