Principal Software Engineer - CMS

Ellation, San Francisco

Building Premium Video Experiences

About Us:

Crunchyroll is already the premier video-on-demand service connecting anime fans with the content they love. Now we’re bringing content to other passionate fanbases with our new Ellation Technology Platform. We are looking for more world-class engineers to help us build services that scale to serve millions of users across the globe and offer rock-solid reliability to our content partners.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV's passionate communities.

About You:

Our ideal candidate is a full-stack engineer. He or she is a professional with strong technical design principles- not a hacker. They understand the requirements and think before they code, adhere to principles of abstraction and best practices in API design, and are as cognizant of the limitations in what they build as they are of its capabilities. They are familiar with many technologies and pick the right tool for the job at hand. 

A day in the life of the Engineering Team:

  • Work with engineers, product managers and project managers to implement new features 
  • Improve the scalability of our services through proper planning and load testing 
  • Improve the availability of our services through better monitoring, performance reporting and error reporting 
  • Improve the server response times of our APIs by profiling, identifying and eliminating bottlenecks 
  • Consider system security in every design decision 
  • Work with operations to evaluate new infrastructure 


  • BS in Computer Science 
  • 5+ years working on API’s and/or web technologies 
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and networking 
  • Familiarity with internet video and adtech is a plus 
  • Familiarity with MVC frameworks 
  • Familiarity with code design principles, patterns, and best practices 
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL data stores and their applications 
  • Active participation in one or more open source projects is a strong plus 
  • Familiarity with Go is a strong plus 
  • Familiarity with React/Redux is a strong plus 
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies is a strong plus


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, and Commuter benefits
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4x/week
  • Pet friendly environment


Ellation What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Chisinau to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.


Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. 


VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, sister-brand Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and WB Digital’s DramaFever. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.


About Ellation

ABOUT US We are lucky to love what we do; bringing great content to passionate audiences on the platforms that matter. We operate at the intersection of technology and media and are redefining the next wave of media interaction and consumption. We are product, design, engineering, marketing and content people looking to bring communities together, build sustainable business models for content creators and use technology to increase engagement and access to content globally. We are builders. We are fans. We are innovators. We are Ellation.

Want to learn more about Ellation? Visit Ellation's website.