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Senior Video Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Senior Video Engineer at Here (S20)
Hang out together online
New York or Remote / Remote (US)
6+ years
About Here

Here is where friends and communities hang out together online in customized and personalized rooms.  Our mission is to create a sense of closeness even if you’re worlds away.  People build personalized rooms where they meet to decorate, video chat, message, draw, play mini games, watch videos, and move around--all available in a web browser.  Here is expressive, creative and fun.

Our team has deep expertise building social, consumer, collaboration and messaging products at companies like Facebook, Groupon and Instagram.  We founded and sold multiple venture-backed startups, and we're backed by world class investors.  User response to Here amazes us every day, which is why we’re looking to add extraordinary folks to our team.

About the role

Who You Are

  • You are a well-rounded engineer who has led the full life cycle of major projects.
  • You have had success designing and implementing WebRTC infrastructure. You understand it well enough to execute building the full stack of a video app. You know how to measure and optimize a WebRTC SFU to give users the best possible experience under varying client conditions.
  • You care deeply about the user. You want to blow their mind.
  • You’re a decisive builder, a shipper, and a craftsperson.
  • You move fast and work hard.
  • You’re comfortable working in a problem space with a lot of uncharted territory.
  • You do the right thing.
  • You are opinionated but open, you want the best idea to win.

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll be primarily responsible for improving and scaling Here’s video infrastructure. We use Janus as our SFU to allow groups of users to communicate in real-time. As we grow, you’ll help us measure and improve the quality of these calls, support new client platforms, and expand the reliable number of concurrent users in a room. You’ll work both on the back-end configuration and infrastructure, as well as client-side implementation.
  • You have the opportunity (requirement) to continually learn, teach, and step outside your comfort zone.
  • You will work closely with an experienced founding team and get exposed to the early days and decisions that will make a startup successful.
  • You will be responsible for the end-to-end execution of projects - from conception, through implementation, and measurement - that change the trajectory of Here.
  • As Here grows, your role will grow. We expect the early team to be exceptional, and to grow as exceptional leaders.

Our team is small--you’ll be one of our first few hires--which means you’ll have a lot of responsibility from the start. Here is an entirely new approach to video and personalization. At our most basic level, we’re building the way people want to interact with one another on video via the internet. We run lots of experiments, we take risks, we ship some really weird stuff.

To Apply

Feel free to use the WaaS message system or drop us a note at jobs @ here.fm about this role. Please include your LinkedIn, Github, and/or other relevant information that helps us understand who you are as a person and as a builder. Additionally, please check out https://here.fm and tell us what you think the product most needs.


Frontend: JavaScript  
Backend: Node and Firebase  
Video: WebRTC and our own SFU

New York or Remote / Remote (US)
6+ years