Sr. Software Engineer, Video Infrastructure

Ellation, Culver City

Building Premium Video Experiences

Who We Are

We’re a cast of characters working to shine a spotlight on anime. Crunchyroll is an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for fans through content (licensed, co-produced, originals, distribution), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. Visit our About Us pages for more information about our collection of brands.

Crunchyroll COVID-19 Hiring Status

Crunchyroll employees are currently working from home, and we are still conducting remote interviews and hiring during this time. This role is expected to start remotely, and we’ll work closely with you as we understand every person has unique circumstances.

Location: Culver City

Our headquarters is located in downtown Los Angeles, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for our passionate communities.

About The Team

The Video Infrastructure team at Crunchyroll is a group of engineers that focus on encoding and streaming video, audio and subtitles. We work on distributed systems that scale well for the popularity of our service. We take pride in being top-tier experts on Ingestion, encoding of content, handling of Subtitles, Serving content with Quality and Stability for all things Video. We all are leaders and have the ability to drive the team, yet are humble and serve each other and the other parts of our organization as the Video Gurus. We do what we need and learn what we do not know, nothing is too hard for us to build as we have created Infrastructure that is high grade production ready scalable and comparable to any other top 10 streaming services today!

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math, or related technical field
  • 4+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation
  • Deep experience in GoLang, Python, PHP, Javascript, Node.js
  • Strong understanding of algorithms and data structures and server side systems
  • Experience in CI/CD and familiarity with Kubernetes & Terraform
  • Experience with AWS technologies like EC2, S3, Lambda; Plus on RDS, ECS, EKS
  • Experience with relational databases like MySQL or PostgresDB
  • A technologist who is passionate and always keeps good engineering practices first
  • Experience on how to secure services and prioritizes security standard methodologies
  • Experience with SaaS Cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services and design Analytics Dashboard;
  • Has a willingness to be on-call on a rotational basis along with others in the team to ensure incidents/MORTs are addressed as quickly as possible with the least disruption to our end-users.
  • Able to clarify acceptance criteria based on goals
  • Build new features, based on tech requirements provided in the ticket.
  • Ability to write & assess clean, functional, high quality and testable code for each of the team's projects.
  • Self managing and efficiently taking projects to completion
  • Positive and proactive, solution-focused contributor and team motivator.


  • Knowledge of Real Time low latency streaming.
  • Knowledge of video ingest and delivery pipeline
  • Knowledge of stream packaging protocols (DASH/HLS)
  • Understanding the flow of Video ad insertion
  • Knowledge of media delivery and caching with Content Delivery Networks;
  • Knowledge & understanding of media formats and encoders (H.264, optionally HEVC, AV1; x264, ffmpeg), and containers (MP4, MOV, MKV)
  • Knowledge of stream extensions (DRM e.g. Widevine; Advanced Subtitle Syntax, SRT, and WebVTT)

A day in the life of our Sr. Software Engineering, Video Infrastructure:

  • Designing & building highly efficient Infrastructure that enable Crunchryroll for Video ingesting & publishing
  • Take part in daily agile ceremonies
  • Work with product teams to collect requirements and implement features
  • Work with other engineers in the team to address tech debt tickets
  • Work with Content Operations (COPs) team and ensuring they are successful in ingesting video content
  • Ensure the ingested content is delivered to our end users in a highly optimized & secured manner (Cost effective & Performant with DRM)
  • Collaborate cross functionally with content producers, web and mobile player developers and infrastructure and core system teams.
  • Build and operate large-scale backend systems
Benefits: Culver City Office:
  • Competitive salary
  • “Use What You Need” time away from work policy
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

Questions about Crunchyroll's hiring process? Please check out our FAQ

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.

 Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. 

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

Our Company Values

You’ll see these in action if we’re lucky enough to have you:

  • Courage - When we overcome fear, we enable our best selves.
  • Curiosity - We are curious, which is the gateway to empathy, inclusion, and understanding.
  • Service - We serve our community with humility, enabling joy and belonging for others.
  • Kaizen - We have a growth mindset committed to constant forward progress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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.