Video Backend Software Engineer (C++/Golang)

Berlin, Berlin, Germany


The ideal blend of stability and flexibility. A genuinely human employer that cares for people and the planet. True autonomy to shape what comes next, for us and you. This is the perfect platform to take your career where you want. 

Back in 2005, we pioneered Europe’s first TV streaming service. Today, we’re the world’s first certified climate neutral TV streaming provider. 3 million users across three countries. Over 230 colleagues of 47 nationalities. We’re the grown-up start-up, helping to shape a better future since day one. That hasn’t changed, even if the world has. We’re friendly, international, inclusive – and our people say we’re reliable and transparent, too. It’s why they trust us and believe in what we do. 



Become a part of the core team that maintains, extends and improves our video backend based on state of the art technology. Collaborate with a highly skilled and passionate team of multi-national engineers to build and operate our video services.


Our team develops the software which drives our carrier-grade streaming platform, covering the full processing chain from content ingest, transcoding, storage and stream delivery. We work closely with the Playback team - our counterpart to bring streaming features into applications, and with the Ads Backend team - whose engineers focus on our solutions for server-side dynamic ad insertion.



  • Improve our encoding pipeline for live and on-demand content
  • Integrate seamless use of GPU or cloud resources in our infrastructure
  • Improve our HTTP streaming stack (DASH, HLS) and experiment with new technologies
  • Secure sensible content with fine-grained access control and DRM technologies
  • Solve the scalability challenges of a global Content Delivery Network
  • Improve fault tolerance of our platform
  • Develop clean and maintainable code
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and engineers across the company


  • Expert knowledge in either C/C++ or Golang programming
  • Excellent understanding of operating system / Linux fundamentals
  • Expertise and ideas to build highly concurrent and distributed systems
  • Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting complex systems using test tools, network management systems and error reporting systems
  • Desire and abilities to learn new technologies and programming languages
  • Comfortable working with remote colleagues and multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in development and support of production systems with 24x7 operations
  • Bonus:
    • Experience with video and audio encoding (H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC...) or streaming (HLS, MPEG-DASH...) technologies
    • Experience with distributed data stores such as Scylla, Ceph or ClickHouse
    • Experience with container management such as Kubernetes, Docker or LXC


At Zattoo, you’re always on firm ground with real freedom to explore. You’ll have the support and opportunity you need to go far, while you’re helping us create a sustainable and entertainment-filled future for all.


  • 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 47 nationalities
  • We’re healthy: 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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