Summer 2020 Video Engineering Intern

Ref#: 35922
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Location: Burbank, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Division Overview:

The Video Operations & Streaming team is responsible for supporting the video delivery and architecture of VOD and Live content streamed on over 15 platforms for CBS All Access. Our team is also responsible for the encoding & delivery of premium content to millions of people every day. 

Role Details:

We are responsible for encoding our video streams at the best quality possible, no matter what the content, viewing device or network condition. You will get to work on our video encoding platform and scaling it further to cloud infrastructure like AWS, GCP. Additionally, you will also be getting an opportunity to work on our encoding web tool used by publisher on a daily basis for managing encoding jobs and creating various reports. We are seeking a video software intern who will help drive our system’s evolution.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Work with other engineers to maintain and evolve video encoding platform.

  • Investigate and troubleshoot video encoding issues.

  • Work closely with the QA coordinator to facilitate testing across a variety of devices.

  • Field questions and requests from site publishers regarding video encoding.

Key Projects:
  • Optimize our video encoding platform on AWS/GCP Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Work on the latest next-gen video codecs.

  • Work on integrating video encoding platform with multi-DRM and right management systems.

  • Upgrade Video Encoding User Interface Tool.

  • 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


What you bring to the team: 

You have – 

  • Experience coding in PHP, Java, HTML, CSS, Javscript libraries like React/AngularJS, MySQL

  • Excellent understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design.

  • Experience working on cloud infrastructure like AWS, GCP.

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent.

You might also have – 

  • Experience with H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, AAC video and audio codec standards

  • Experience with container formats, transmuxing and streaming protocols (DASH/HLS).

  • Experience with technical writing and design documentation.

Additional requirements:
  • Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Must be at least 18 years old
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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