Senior Software Engineer - Video Player & Ads

Engineering Team | San Francisco

Do you love developing in JavaScript and solving difficult problems; and stretching the limits of browsers, mobile devices, and consoles? Have you ever wanted to improve the experience with consuming content online? Are you excited by the chance to be a part of the future of television and online video? We’d love for you to join us at Ellation!

About the Team

The Video Player and Monetization team is responsible for all aspects of Crunchyroll and VRV’s video players across many devices and platforms. This includes user interface; analytics; content protection integration; network communication with backend services; video ads; and player configuration, customization, and delivery.

What You’ll Be Doing

You will join our agile team in San Francisco and building a unique video player capable of being integrated into all of our supported client platforms while delivering on the features and capabilities our users desire. This brings many interesting challenges such as the need to support all the various platforms and their unique behaviors as well as the delivery and playback of video ads for our non premium users. You will work with the rest of the organization, including design, product management, as well as other engineering teams, in specifying, building, and integrating.


  • BA or BS in EE/CS (in lieu of degree, 2 years of relevant work experience).
  • Recent production experience with “native” or “vanilla” JavaScript (ECMA5/6).
  • Recent production experience with other web technologies and modern programming languages such as; PHP, Go, Python, ObjC, Java.
  • Good written-English communication skills.
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL datastores and their applications
  • Experience with integrating any online video players (HTML5, AVF, Exo, Kaltura, JW, ...)
  • Experience designing APIs for libraries and SDKs for consumption by third-party developers.
  • Familiarity with online video ads
  • Familiarity with unit testing


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, and Commuter benefits
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4x/week
  • Pet friendly environment


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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast.  The company was founded in 2006 and now has over 700,000 paid subscribers and is a Top 10 SVOD service.

About Ellation, Inc. (General)

Ellation is a leading OTT video business committed to building premium video experiences for passionate superfans and creating a more sustainable direct-to-consumer business model for content creators and programmers. Ellation operates the anime streaming platform Crunchyroll, the crafting site Creativebug, and the recently launched VRV, a curated multi-channel platform for fans of animation, games, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, horror, and technology.

Ellation is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is funded by Otter Media, a Joint Venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T.