Role overview:

As a Senior Software Engineer within the Video team, you would take responsibility (along with a small team) for the design and implementation of this integral part of our video platform. 

Video lies at the heart of the Gather experience, providing a low-latency, seamless experience for the spontaneous interactions we’re known for. Our video infrastructure handles thousands of concurrent users, spanning all continents of the world.

Unlike traditional room-based video infrastructure, our video infra allows any two users to have an audio/video connection in an instant — enabling experiences where a speaker can address a large audience while the audience remains quiet to the speaker, yet the audience can still mingle amongst their neighbors, just like in real life. Our self-operated video infrastructure spans 5 data centers, and multiple clouds, and features an SFU design built in-house.

Where you will make an impact:

Deliver the tastiest, most appealing video frames our users’ internet connections can endureOptimize our video servers until they laugh with glee at the notion of having hundreds of simultaneous meeting participantsDegrade quality with grace for bandwidth or CPU-constrained devices, and handle spurious spikes in latency/congestion with a shout of “Not today, internet weather!”Build tools that guide us to our goal of an exceptionally reliable meeting platformInstrument our service until it looks like a time-traveling Delorean you saw in those moviesBuild automated tests that ensure the reliability and performance of our video infrastructure as we make it more awesome

What you bring:

Experience working on a large-scale group video calling platform (e.g. Zoom or Google Meet)Experience working with WebRTC, either directly or with libraries that use itIntrinsic motivation and drive to solve difficult problems without guidanceA keen intuition for well-designed softwareAbility to thoughtfully stack your priorities in an ever-changing startup environmentExcellent interpersonal and communication skills

US Salary Range

At Gather, compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $160,000 – $203,175 annually and we encourage candidates outside of this salary range to apply.

Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for a stock reward program.

Work remotely out of a state-of-the-art virtual office!Competitive compensation, benefits, and meaningful equityComprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents401k and matching programGenerous PTO policy and mental health days to rechargeMeal stipend twice a week to keep you nourishedRemote work, education, and health & wellness stipendSupport for family planning & gender-affirmationThe opportunity to join a passionate team in building something that actually makes peoples’ lives better, every single day

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