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Position: Senior Production Engineer
Company: Oath Inc
Location: Sunnyvale CA US

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere.

Senior Production Engineer (VDMS)

About the Team:

Are you one of the millions of people who love to watch video online either on a mobile device, laptop, desktop or TV? Have you shown a strong interest knowing how video applications are designed, developed and released? Have you spent time wondering how the backend infrastructure works in conjunction with these applications and think you can make it faster and better?

If your answer is YES then we love to talk to you about the production engineering opportunities we have at Video Digital Media Services (VDMS) at Oath. The VDMS group at Oath is the leading provider of video streaming services in the world.

About the Role:

In this senior technical role, the person will not only have broad responsibility for the delivery of our native mobile and video applications and their associated back-ends and platforms, but also play a foundational role in determining how those solutions will be built, brought to market, and managed for maximum performance and availability. The person will also need to have passion and expertise for delivering full-stack solutions at large scale and the ability to context switch and work at strategic, architectural, and operational levels where required and is willing to provide 24×7 production support.


  • Responsible for engagement with Product Management, Development, and Quality Engineering to provide guidance on Operability, Release and Configuration Management, infrastructure and application capacity management and provisioning.

  • Create, maintain, and document tools and automation for handling system state and operational excellence across a complex global infrastructure.

  • Capacity Management for all tiers across multiple applications

  • Design tools, create runbooks, and provide training for operations staff responsible for providing 24×7 site up services for the application portfolio.

  • Design, Implement, and maintain monitoring to provide complete transparency to application and system state, history, and trends.

  • Act as an escalation point for operations staff members and be the resident expert for your technology portfolio.

  • Engage with technology teams across Yahoo to share best practices and leverage Yahoo tools and codes for reuse as effectively as possible in support of the engineering portfolio.


  • 5+ years of production engineering related experience, ideally with a BS degree, preferably in Computer Science

  • Expert level experience with Unix operating systems, including the ability to performance tune the OS and applications suites

  • Strong scripting skill in one or more scripting languages such as: Python, Ruby or Perl

  • Strong knowledge of IP networking, DNS, load balancing and CDN’s

  • Strong troubleshooting skills in heterogenous computing and networking environments.

  • Strong automation experience in monitoring, alerting and deployment

  • Strong knowledge of how video streaming, encoding and transcoding work

  • Experience with various AWS technologies

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Nagios, Gomez or other equivalent industry standard tools

  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, and/or other tools in production environments at scale

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Currently work for Oath? Please apply on our internal career site.


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