Software Engineer Job at Hobo Video


Hobo Video is a vernacular fun video based localized community driven marketplace for billions of generation Z and millennials where everybody can earn.

We are on a mission to make online shopping real via video streaming in a language the audience is most comfortable with and to provide revenue streams to influencers and small sellers by making an ecosystem of video commerce

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Software Engineer - Hacker - Founding Team

Job Location: Abuja (FCT)

About the Ship!

  • We are looking for a highly skilled computer programmer as founding team member who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Hobo's needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.
  • You'll demonstrate your passion for automation, scalable solutions and working with large data sets with engineering excellence principles. You will also be a role model and a mentor to the future team. As a Technology Solutions Engineer, you will use your technical aptitude and design skills to help your team navigate through complex problems, architect long-term, scalable solutions and unblock the organization from technical challenges.

Software Engineer Responsibilities

  • Developing app architecture.
  • Creating servers and databases for functionality and designing and developing APIs.
  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement.
  • Establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience.
  • Work on complex, multi-disciplinary live/VOD video encoding projects using your engineering expertise in building global scalable systems in C++, Python, Node.js, Java.
  • Design, implement and launch highly-reliable and complex cloud video encoding and live streaming, dynamic packaging services from the planning stage through execution to product launch.
  • Be part of an exceptional team and cultivate innovation and agile development.
  • Work on highly-scaled and robust serving systems and cloud API development.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience from Tier 1 or A++ College.
  • 3 years of software development experience.
  • Experience with software-based video encoding, decoding, streaming software development, video/audio codec internals, and video formats.
  • Proficiency with database technology such as MySQL, Oracle and MongoDB.
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem-solving and technical innovation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Skills in UX, user research, critical product thinking and product management will be an advantage.
  • 5 years of professional software development experience.
  • Excellent coding skill in three or more of the following: C, C++, Node.js, Java, Python, Linux.
  • Experience in the following domains: audio/video streaming or other real time computing application, open source video processing tools, cross-platform development in several CPU/operating system environments and network protocols.
  • Familiar with file container formats such as ISOBMFF and MPEG-2 Transport streams, and video streaming protocols such as DASH and HLS.
  • Experience in DRM technologies (e.g., widevine, fairplay, playready).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: hr@hobo.video with the subject line “Software Engineer - Hacker - Founding Team” and we would consider you for an interview.

Note:  We are not interested in hearing from recruitment agencies.

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