STARZ PLAY is a subscription video on demand service headquartered in Dubai and available in 19 countries in the MENA region. Our service streams thousands of blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and dedicated Arabic content to subscribers in the region. Because we’re based in the Middle East we know exactly what our audience wants to watch, what device they want to watch it on, what language they want to watch it in, and how they prefer to pay for it. This is what makes us the fastest-growing SVOD service in the region.
As SmartTV Developer you will be at the cutting edge of how media and technology interact. Your primary role will be to deliver a superb user experience by executing a product roadmap and maintaining highly engaging and interactive SMART TV, game console and STB apps.
Success in this position will require designing and implementing key parts of the SMART TV and game console applications (including Samsung TV, LG TV, Playstation 4 and more) and collaborating closely with the UX design and product management teams to define innovative UI and functionalities optimized for SMART TV platforms.
- Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or related discipline
- 6+ years’ professional experience developing web-based solutions and services
- Good knowledge of performance and memory optimizations, proficient usage of the tools available in SDKs and excellent debugging skills for big screen platforms
- Sound knowledge of VOD, live streaming, and DRM. Experience in the TV industry (IPTV, Connected TVs, OTT services) is a plus.
- Proven track record in having delivered apps for SmartTVs (LG, Samsung, and Sony), PlayStation, Chromecast, Xbox One is a plus as well as knowing the common pitfalls in manufacturer QA processes.
- Good project planning and estimation experience
- Exposure to Agile, Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development.
- Good command of English
- System/solution architect experience in building SDK solutions to target big screen devices.
- Experience integrating open source or 3rd party API’s and Libraries (analytics suites, etc.)
- Server-side scripting skills (PHP, Java, Node.js) also beneficial
- Bitbucket / Git for source code management.
Why work at STARZ PLAY?
At STARZ PLAY we look for BOLD, CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE individuals that have a passion for technology. We offer a competitive compensation package and an environment that is constantly evolving and exposing you to new market trends and innovations while giving you a chance to contribute to our exciting platform. If you are a problem solver and visionary thinker then come join us at STARZ PLAY!