Senior Software Engineer - Android Video Framework

Location: San Mateo, CA

Department: Engineering, TV Team

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Description

Fan TV is the simplest way for people to find, watch and share the movies and TV shows they love – available today on iOS and the web, and coming soon to TV.

Founded in 2010, Fan TV is based in Silicon Valley and backed by the investors behind Tivo, Netflix and Sonos. The company is working with leading pay TV providers to roll out the device in support of their IPTV transition, and has already completed a trial with Cox Communications – the 3rd largest cable company in the U.S.

The Fan TV set-top box -- a revolutionary new way to watch TV - was just unveiled at D: All Things Digital in May 2013.  It combines TV, DVR, video-on-demand and streaming services into one device with a revolutionary touch remote, what Time Magazine calls "the home entertainment god box."

To learn more about Fan TV see our website at

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated senior Android framework client developer to join our team developing Fan TV, what Time Magazine calls “the home entertainment god box”. We are very team oriented and we are looking for another team player to work in our Agile Scrum environment. You will be building the media-rich, high-performance Fan TV product that interfaces to a common back-end platform. You know how to optimize highly networked apps to back-end services. You have a passion for digital entertainment and you are excited to work on disruptive technologies and products. You see your mistakes as learning opportunities and continually look for ways to improve yourself, your team and your products. Finally, you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, startup environment.


  • Bachelors (BS) or Masters (MS) in computer science or equivalent
  • Overall 7+ years of relevant software development experience
    • 3+ years of Android video framework development experience
  • Solid understanding of OOP and design patterns in Java
  • Strong multithreaded programming skills
  • Knowledge of advanced data structures, computer architecture and operating systems
  • Familar with Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and its Media framework
  • Experience in development in the Android Stagefright video player
  • Experience in handling HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol both Live and VOD streams
  • Experience in integrating DRM plug-ins in the media framework
  • A team player that is also very self-motivated and self-directed
  • Adapts to new technologies quickly as needed
  • Keen attention to detail

Nice to Have

  • Masters (MS) in computer science or equivalent
  • Experience developing in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Experience in HLS version 5
  • Experience in Subtitles and Closed Captioning rendering
  • Experience in secondary audio programing (SAP) in HLS streams



In addition to full health, dental, and 401k benefits, all employees get:

  • Flexible Vacation: take what you need
  • Commute options: free, unlimited Caltrain pass
  • Stock options: all our employees are owners
  • Get Fit: Equinox Health club membership included


Fan TV is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against reality TV fans, drama fans, horror fans, Doctor Who and Merlin fanatics, foreign and indie film fans, film school informed fans, blockbuster action fans, or Tom Cruise fans, except where clearly unable to quote favorite movies and shows as in this case the workplace would have trouble communicating when surrounded by passionate entertainment fans.

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