Summer 2018 Masters Video Software Intern

Ref#: 29857
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,,, GameSpot,, and, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.
The Masters Video Software Intern will be an integral part of the Video Technology team. This intern will collaborate with team members to work on architecting video solutions, creating and maintaining coding best practices, and optimizing current Video Tech systems to ensure stable, well-performing video playback across Browser, Native-App and OTT application environments. The ideal candidate will be very familiar with the current state of online digital video and have an interest in the digital media space.

About the TeamThe Video Technology team develops industry leading online and mobile video delivery systems and IP for,, CNET,, and the entire suite of CBS Interactive sites. The team is responsible for the delivery of premium content to millions of people every day. We set company-wide video standards and help internal business units integrate the video delivery stack into their specific online products. Additionally, the team serves as the company’s information resource on current and future trends in digital video. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in doing high-visibility, mission-critical work.

We are looking for someone who has the following abilities:
  • Proactive, a self starter with the desire to get things done
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize complex projects
  • Creative and able to think openly to solve problems
  • Ability to brainstorm with other team members
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organization and clear communication

  • Time commitment: full-time, 40 hours per week during our regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm) but times may vary per team
  • This is a paid internship and can also be for university credit if it meets your university's guidelines
  • Experience with video encoding and playback systems 
  • Familiar with H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, AAC video and audio codec standards 
  • Experience with container formats, transmuxing and streaming protocols (DASH/HLS) 
  • Excellent understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design Experience with technical writing and design documentation 
  • Experience with configuration, management and optimization of Content Delivery Networks(CDNs) for video delivery 
  • Experience with cutting edge video encoding techniques including content-aware encoding 
  • Understanding of implementation and latest developments in Adaptive Bitrate Switching(ABR) algorithms and collection of/using data for tuning/optimization
Nice to haves: 
  • Experience with VMAP, VAST, MRAID specifications 
Additional Requirements: 
  • Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university (Graduate Level Candidates ONLY) 
  • Must be at least 18 years old
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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