Software Development Engineer in Burlington, Ontario

Evertz Microsystems Limited

Evertz is looking for a software developer to work on our playout and graphics systems. The OvertureRT team architects, develops and manages high-performance real-time video and graphics pipelines working in C and C++. You will use all of the tools and techniques in your arsenal, from low-level SSE extensions, to using CUDA on our GPUs, to optimized DMA transfers to develop engines and pipelines for processing pixels and frames. You will be working with encoders and decoders for many codecs (H.264, HEVC, VP8, VP9, AV1, and others) and muxes/demuxes for many container formats (MXF, TS, GXF, MOV) in a Linux environment. You will work in an agile environment with our international teams. Your work will be seen by millions.

Our engineers develop next generation technologies that power the creation and distribution of media entertainment that you enjoy at home or on mobile. Our products play a significant role in producing and delivering your favourite sports, shows and movies. Anything you watch on TV or stream online, there’s a good chance Evertz is behind the scenes making it happen.

When you join our team, you will immediately begin developing code that ships. While doing so, you will apply your academic and professional backgrounds to interesting and challenging problems. Your code will be used by skilled media professionals in critical media operations around the world. This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting industry that is undergoing rapid technological advancement.

Our employment philosophy is simple. Hire extremely talented people, give them opportunities to make a positive impact and nurture their need for challenge and growth.

Our work philosophy is simple, too. We emphasize teamwork, promote creativity and enjoy being at the leading edge of high-tech in our industry. We offer excellent compensation and generous benefits along with a team of intelligent professionals that will help you succeed.

Skills and Experience you will bring:

  • C and C++, template programming

  • Concurrent programming in Linux environments

  • Git, (Git-based workflows, CI, Confluence, JIRA )

  • Scripting (sh, bash, Python), make

  • Networking (sockets, TCP/UDP/RTP, multicast/unicast)

Additional skills and experience that will be useful:

  • Breakpad for crashdump analysis

  • Image Properties (fourCC, colour space, HDR/SDR)

  • Video codecs (H.264, H.265, JPEG2000, JPEG-XS, DNxHD, ProRes), FFmpeg

  • Media containers (MPEG-TS, MOV, MXF)

  • Broadcast production (SDI, SMPTE ST2110, timecode, NLE)

  • Time systems and time distribution (UTC/TAI, IEEE1588, SMPTE ST2059, leap seconds)

  • Network streaming (SRT, RIST)

  • Processing acceleration (SIMD/SSE/AVX, CUDA, OpenCL)

  • Embedded Javascript engines

  • Cloud infrastructure and deployment (AWS)

  • Linux kernel knowledge (drivers, networking, filesystems, memory management, tracing)

  • Linux packaging/distribution (dpkg-deb, debootstrap, pbuilder, rootfs)

  • CI/CD (Jenkins, JIRA, Stash)

What we Offer:

  • Employer funded benefits program

  • Competitive total compensation package

  • Work-life balance

  • Employee Assistance plan

  • Employee Discount Platform

  • Career progression

  • Casual work environment

  • Social events and sports teams

About Evertz:

Evertz Microsystems (TSX:ET) is a leading global manufacturer of broadcast equipment and solutions that deliver content to television sets, on-demand services, WebTV, IPTV, and mobile devices (like phones and tablets). Evertz has expertise in delivering complete end-to-end broadcast solutions for all aspects of broadcast production including content creation, content distribution and content delivery.

Considered as an innovator by their customers, Evertz delivers cutting edge solutions that are unmatched in the industry in both hardware and software. Evertz delivers products and solutions that can be found in major broadcast facilities on every continent. Evertz’ customer base also includes telcos, satellite, cable TV, and IPTV providers.

With over 2,000 employees, that include hardware and software engineers, Evertz is one of the leaders in the broadcast industry. Evertz has a global presence with offices located in: Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, India, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Australia. Evertz was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, which recognizes excellence in Canadian-owned and Canadian-managed companies. Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies identifies Canadian corporate success through companies focused on their core vision, creating stakeholder value and excelling in the global economy.

Evertz makes certain there is an equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Evertz will strive to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources upon scheduling your interview.

Thank you for considering a career with Evertz!

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