QA Playback Engineer (Ads Domain)

Berlin, Germany

The Role

Do you also hate when a stream switches to low quality or an annoying buffering message appears? Then join Zattoo’s Playback Team and help us test our video players so no Zattoo user has to experience that ever again.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic QA Engineer who loves testing on multiple platforms and tons of devices with a strong focus in test automation. 

We Are Zattoo

Founded in 2005 Zattoo is one of the leading TV streaming providers in Europe with around 3 million users per month. With headquarters in Zurich, we also have a large team in Berlin. Over 200 employees of 40 nationalities contribute to the television of the future and we are growing! We are pioneers in our field and wish to remain so in the years to come. That challenges us and is great fun. We have a culture that is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities, allows mistakes to be made in learning and places good ideas above hierarchies. For us, flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely are a matter of course. We truly foster trust based working.

The Playback Team

This team builds the technology that ensures a high quality video streaming experience for all of our customers independently of the device they use.

We are a team of diverse playback engineers specialized in video playback technologies with senior experience in the streaming business and we work closely with the video backend team to deliver content in the best way possible.

As the player is so crucial to our product they also support the various platform teams with knowledge and guidance. Zattoo’s current strategy is to build on existing player frameworks such as Exoplayer and Bitmovin and customize them to our needs, while constantly monitoring market developments and adjusting our strategy accordingly.

This is how the team covers playback on big screen platforms like STBs (AndroidTV-based, AppleTV, custom Unix-based), SmartTVs (various vendors), all known mobile platforms, Web environments, game consoles like XBox as well as Cast/Airplay technologies.

What You'll Do

  • You’ll spend quite some time surrounded by TVs, streaming boxes and phones performing manual as well as automated testing

  • Collaborate with the team to create an automated testing strategy for all our devices and platforms.

  • Clarify requirements and design test cases to have sufficient test coverage.

  • Collaborate with other team members during feature development in order to foster a deep understanding of the features to be tested.

  • Collaborate with platform teams providing video testing knowledge

What You'll Bring

  • 3+ year of experience working as a Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Understanding how HTTP streaming works (DASH, HLS)

  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools.

  • Experience in automation testing

  • Experience in manual testing

  • Fluent in Spoken and written English. German is a Plus

  • Bonus:
    • Ability to write quality code in at least one language such as Javascript

    • Experience setting up and managing streaming devices

What We Offer You

    • Reward: strong market competitive salary

    • Recharge: 30 days vacation plus public holidays

    • Regulate: trust based flexible working hours and the option for remote working 8 weeks per year


    • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market

    • We’re developing: your own development budget, German classes and Zattoo all-company hack days

    • We’re inclusive: ‘Zattooies’ are a fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 40 nationalities

    • We’re healthy: yoga classes, health checks, team sports, organic fruit, vegan options and more!

    • We’re responsible: we are carbon neutral, an active employee Green team, discounted BVG tickets and free bike rentals

    • We’re sociable: a calendar of events with fireside chats, lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, monthly socials, summer party and an annual off-site event

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to the future of TV.

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Join us and become part of our Stream Team!