Media Streaming Engineer (Web Playback)

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200203598
Apple's Streaming Media Team, is looking for self motivated and dedicated engineers to join our team. We work on technologies that power streaming media experiences on native and 3rd party platforms (e.g, iPhone, ATV, 3rd party smart TV’s, etc). Such technologies enable a client app to stream at UHD quality from your favorite video services (e.g. ATV+, iTunes Movies, HBO, Hulu, etc) without stalling. We are looking for engineers who are familiar with video streaming using web based technologies. If you are passionate about solving challenging problems with creative solutions, then this job maybe a perfect fit for you.

Key Qualifications

  • Software development experience in one or more of these areas: JavaScript, C/C++
  • Excellent analytical, programming and debugging skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Passion for learning new technologies, and results oriented with a positive and upbeat attitude


As a media streaming engineer in this role, you will be responsible for developing high quality playback experiences in JavaScript for embedded platforms. You will be responsible for developing features pertaining to streaming, contributing to media systems design, analyzing performance, and tuning algorithms for streaming media playback on various platforms.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in CS/CE/EE or equivalent,

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to have, but not required:
  • Knowledge of adaptive streaming technologies such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), DASH, etc
  • Experience using HTML5 based video playback technologies, such as MSE (Media Source Extensions) and EME (Encrypted Media Extensions)
  • Working knowledge of media codecs, container formats and transport protocols (e.g., MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, AAC, AC3, MP4, MPEG-2 TS, etc)
  • Proficiency developing in multi-browser environments (Safari, Chrome, etc) with troubleshooting skills using network analysis tools such as WireShark, etc
  • Experience in developing streaming players using JavaScript (e.g., hls.js)