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Senior Researcher/RSDE - Video Optimization

Beijing, - China

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Job ID oYV7cfwW Location Beijing, Beijing Municipality, Mainland China Business Hulu Date posted Nov. 10, 2020

Job Summary:


Hulu’s Video Optimization Team is seeking a Senior Researcher/Research Software Developer who will be an exceptional addition to our team. As a Senior Researcher/Research Software Developer in Hulu, you will help us address these video streaming challenges and drive research innovations to improve and enhance our video pipeline.

At hulu, we are passionate about serving continuously improved viewing experiences to millions of customers. We rely on the innovative algorithms on top of our well-established video pipeline and in-depth data analysis and optimizing system, to enable new playback features as well as improve video quality.


  • You will be in responsible for investigating and prototyping algorithms which can improve the video delivery quality, maximize the utilization of network and seek playback issues. You will closely collaborate with other researchers and engineers so that the ground breaking algorithms can be implemented in scale and across wide range of clients.
  • We investigate, evaluate and prototype the state-of-the-art streaming technologies, launch offline & online A|B experiments, and integrate these improvements into hulu's playback system
  • We research and apply innovations to further improve the streaming performance and quality, motivated to establish hulu's video streaming technical stack to be leading the industry
  • We enroll in the multimedia industry standardizations, participate in developing standard specifications and interoperability guidelines. Bridge hulu's internal technical upgrades with the external industry's progresses


We expect you have passionate interests in new technologies, excellent problem-solving thinkings, proven video playback knowledges, balanced research and software engineering skills, and collaborative spirit.

  • PhD or MS in Computer Science/Engineering or related majors. 2-5 years' experience on streaming, playback, or QoS improvement. Passionate to building up and improve video technologies
  • Familiar with technologies and protocols, including but not limited to DASH, HLS and CMAF. Experience on developing algorithms like adaptive bitrate switching, bandwidth prediction, low latency streaming and so on. Knowledge on the delivering network is a plus
  • Proven software developing skills, be capable of developing and maintaining a large scale product-level software project. Be able to resolve issues via data analytics and statistics on a large volume of data.
  • Proficient research capability and habit. With an eye toward developing innovating ideas and finding new opportunities. Experienced in catalyzing research outcome into real world product. Knowledge on machine learning and modeling in video quality improvement will be helpful
  • It will be nice to have experiences on multimedia standardizations, with publications or standard contributions or products to demonstrate the work

About Hulu:

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Hulu.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, family status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, nationality/ethnicity, migrant worker status, carrier of infectious diseases status, or any other category of persons to the extent provided by law. This policy extends, but is not limited, to recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, rate of pay, and other forms of compensation, education, and training.

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