Title: Senior Software Engineer / Video
Department: Gracenote Engineering
Reports To: Director, Video Technologies
Status: Full-time, exempt
Location: Emeryville, CA
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The keys to this position are:
We are seeking full-time research and development engineers to join Gracenote's Video Engineering team. As part of the Video Engineering team, you have the opportunity to architect, implement, analyze, and improve cutting-edge algorithms identifying video content. Your responsibilities will involve creating and developing your own innovative ideas in focused efforts and as part of the productization team. If warranted, your work experience might include publication of papers at scientific conferences as well as patenting your ideas.
This position will focus on productization of video analysis and pattern recognition algorithms into various embedded platforms.
Gracenote has a variety of fingerprinting technologies used to identify multimedia signals, typically recorded music, film and TV audio tracks. These technologies are used millions of times a day worldwide on everything from consumer electronics to mobile devices to PCs. To stay competitive, these technologies need to be continually improved. You will work closely with Gracenote's Media Technology Lab to analyze current performance and accuracy, enhance fingerprint generation, automated video classification, and assist in productizing these technologies to various multimedia platforms such as embedded TV operating systems. You may also be called upon to perform other embedded C SDK integration, or develop related algorithms and tools.
The successful candidate is self-motivated, thorough, and highly talented, with in-depth understanding of video analysis and video pattern recognition technology and analytical and statistical techniques, excellent programming and other technical skills, an affinity for video and multimedia technology in general, experienced with digital media files, strong communication skills, an ability to self-manage, and a strong desire to work in the exciting field of digital media technology.
The Video Engineer role focuses on analysis and development of Gracenote's video content identification products, development of software components and tools, all geared toward enhancing Gracenote’s portfolio in the video content identification space. This includes staying up-to-date in the video analysis field, creating internal white papers and integrating video fingerprinting and signal classification components into products. We require independent problem-solving skills, and the ability to formulate and implement novel ideas and solutions. We expect our Engineers to be strong, creative partners and innovators in a team of highly skilled video professionals.