Senior Javascript Engineer

JW Player, New York

We’re Passionate About Video Technology

JW Player is the world's most widely-adopted web video player, generating more than 15 billion video streams monthly and touted as the most powerful and flexible video platform on the web.

As a Senior JavaScript Engineer on the Player team, you will play a pivotal role in the execution of our SDLC from planning to completion in collaboration with a team of software engineers dedicated to building cutting-edge features while maintaining our best-in-class performance.

You will write clean and performant Javascript code while enjoying unmatched autonomy in a forum in which the sharing of ideas is expected and encouraged.

JW Player’s mission is to provide the type of video experience that helps our customers grow audiences and monetize their content, and we’re looking for passionate and motivated engineers like you to help us do it!


We need your help with...

  • Owning all aspects of the software development life cycle
  • Tackling complex problems with solutions that keep code readability and maintainability in mind
  • Performance tuning of our player and ads technology to provide seamless playback
  • Technical collaboration and communication with internal and external stakeholders

...so that we can continue to delight our customers!

Provided you have...

  • 5+ years of relevant software development experience
  • Exceptional JavaScript, HTTP, object oriented design and programming skills
  • Working knowledge of Javascript tooling and package management (Webpack, Babel, NPM, Yarn, etc.)
  • Experience with modular Javascript, functional paradigms and Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Experience with debugging, profiling and performance tuning of Javascript applications in major browsers

...we’d love for you to join our team!

If these interest you...

  • ES6, Node.js, Typescript
  • Streaming video concepts
  • Ad technologies (VAST, Googima, Freewheel, Server-side Ad Insertion
  • OTT services (Apple TV, Google Chromecast, etc.)

...then you’ve come to the right place!

 About JW Player 

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 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 JW Player

ABOUT JW PLAYER If you’ve watched video in the last 10 years, you already know us. We’re the company that pioneered video on the web and brought it to more people across the globe than anyone else. Today, JW Player provides media professionals with powerful and flexible technology to deliver video, grow their audience and monetize with ads. A venture-backed company based in New York City since 2008, JW offers a unique set of business solutions that integrate with any workflow and prioritize speed, API control, and audience growth across all viewing platforms. JW Player solutions are trusted by broadcasters and digital publishers including WWE, Univision, VICE Media, Hearst, LittleThings and Mashable, and developers around the world have deployed JW Player on domains collectively reaching over one billion monthly unique viewers. From Humble Beginnings In 2005 Jeroen “JW” Wijering was a student in the Netherlands, when he created a small piece of open-source software that enabled images and sound to play on the Internet. He was still in college when his product became the foundation for YouTube, which relied on JW Player until it was acquired by Google. By the time Jeroen presented his own website in an oral exam, the JW Player had, unbeknownst to his professors, gained a global reputation. In November 2007 Jeroen merged JW Player with the New York City digital ad agency LongTail Video, teaming up with industry veterans Dave Otten and Brian Rifkin, and the company was rebranded as JW Player in 2013. Today, JW Player is ubiquitous, having been used by tens of millions of web pages and viewed by billions of people worldwide. A History of Innovation For more than ten years, JW Player has been first to support a host of industry standards — an embeddable player, closed captioning, HTML5 web player, VAST web player, MPEG-DASH. Whether it’s new platforms, devices, streaming or advertising standards, this is an industry that is always evolving. In 2005, before smartphones were in every pocket, who could have predicted the dramatic adoption of mobile streaming? Similarly, no one can predict exactly what the next 10 to 15 years will bring for video. Change is certain, and our company has shown time and time again that our customers have a partner who will keep them ahead of the curve.

Want to learn more about JW Player? Visit JW Player's website.