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Staff Software Engineer - Web Playback

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Software Engineering
Irving, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

SiriusXM is rapidly expanding its services to drive further engagement of consumers via smartphones, tablets, PCs, and connected devices, while continuing to maintain and grow its adoption in connected cars. This position focuses on building out and supporting the latest generation of our JavaScript based media playback platform. As a member of our web engineering playback team, you will get the chance to take on complex and interesting problems as part of a fast paced, highly collaborative team. We hold ourselves to high standards and take pride in our work. This is a great opportunity for a seasoned streaming engineer to deepen their experience with the latest streaming technologies in a JavaScript ecosystem.

What You’ll Do

SiriusXM is looking for a creative and collaborative Staff Software Engineer with experience designing and building modern JavaScript based media players. As a member of our Client Engineering team, you will lead important architecture decisions and play a key role in the development of SiriusXM streaming music services, used daily by millions of listeners.

What You’ll Need

  • 8+ years demonstrable professional experience and 3+ years developing solutions for consumer web applications.
  • Strong comprehension of high availability, multi-tier, mission critical and fault tolerant system design.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and mentor other engineers.
  • Ability to effectively work cross functionally in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Dedication to thorough testing and creating high quality software.
  • A growth mindset and an ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience in core technologies such as Node.JS, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, React, Jenkins, Docker.
  • Experience with audio/video streaming (HLS, AAC, MP3, MP4) and open-source libraries for streaming (hls.js, dash, etc.) with an understanding of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) standards.
  • Experience with all aspects of a streaming media application in a JavaScript based context.
  • Experience debugging and fixing performance issues in streaming applications and optimizing playback experience for devices in performance and/or bandwidth constrained environments.
  • Exposure to architectural design patterns of highly scaled web applications.
  • Experience writing unit, integration, and acceptance tests with Jest, Vitest, or similar.
  • Experience with Webpack, Vite, or similar, and related JavaScript / TypeScript tooling.
  • Ability to take part in on call rotation to maintain key infrastructure and assist with build and deployment related issues.
  • Nice to have familiarity with Media Source Extensions and DRM technologies (Widevine, Playready, Fairplay)
  • Nice to have solid understanding of react and related technologies.
  • Nice to have solid command of web standards, best practices, accessibility, and browser compatibility issues.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.