Software Engineer

  • location: Mountain View, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $70 - $103 per hour
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Software Engineer

job summary:
Project Overview:

  • Our team works on AV1 video codec development that is a widely adopted open source video codec. Video comprises 90% of the internet's bandwidth. Our project seeks to cut the required bandwidth for high quality video in half by developing a super efficient video codec.
  • Come join our team and have a giant impact on the internet. We are seeking highly talented and motivated people with image processing and algorithmic skills and SIMD optimization experience.
location: Mountain View, California
job type: Contract
salary: $70 - 103 per hour
work hours: 9am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
Overall Responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize encoder and decoder implementation for a modern codec.
  • Employ continuous integration and test driven development.
  • Write clear, robust code (C/C++, and x86 Intrinsics) on a consistent basis.
  • Work closely with other codec engineers.
  • Contribute works back to the Open Source community.
  • Help us produce high quality software (code review).
Top 4 Daily Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement fast algorithms for video decoding or encoding.
  • Write SIMD optimizations code for x86 and/or ARM platforms.
  • Write Unit tests for optimization algorithm/implementation.
  • Write testing scripts and conduct tests for the team.
  • BS in Computer Science or EE or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of strong experience developing in C/C++ programming
skills: Skill/Experience/Education


  • BS in Computer Science or EE or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of strong experience developing in C/C++ programming
  • Strong knowledge and experience in SIMD optimizations on x86 platforms or ARM platforms Experience in software profiling

  • Good knowledge about modern video codecs such as H.264, VP8, VP9, HEVC, AV1
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience in writing shell script on Linux or any other script language
  • Experience with GIT version control

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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