Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack / UX)

| Greater Boston Area

About the Job

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re hiring to grow our team and our products! 3Play Media offers a truly unique opportunity to work in a small team of developers in a company that offers both a startup-minded size and culture while being robustly backed by a steady stream of customers and projects. Every day, our system processes hundreds of hours of video content, helping us to improve and expand the way people consume online media to make more of the web’s video content accessible. We’re also very excited to have a few brand-new products in our pipeline!

We are looking for an experienced full-stack developer with strong front-end skills and a proven track record of implementing applications that delight their users. You will be responsible both for contributing to the development of the existing product line as well as helping to brainstorm, design, and roll out new products. A strong work ethic combined with an imaginative spirit and good teamwork are all a must for this role! You will take charge of your own projects, pair with and mentor junior developers, and learn from a highly interdisciplinary team with skills including code architecture, application infrastructure, video and audio processing, data science, and business analytics.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Pitch, design, and implement new products that complement our core transcription and accessibility products
  • Form and defend strong opinions for UX design of new product ideas
  • Expand our transcript editing tools, used by hundreds of our captioners and customers to efficiently edit time-synchronized text along with a video source
  • Add creative new features to our interactive transcript and video accessibility plugins
  • Build integrations to third-party APIs including video hosting platforms, cloud-based machine learning services, and speech-to-text and text-to-speech services
  • Aggregate, analyze, and visualize large data sets across hundreds of thousands of hours and billions of words worth of uploaded video content
  • Contribute your expertise to help review and improve code written by other developers
  • Pitch in with the team when a component of our applications demand immediate attention

Position Requirements

  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals: algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Demonstrated passion for user experience focused design
  • Command of Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Proficiency in a coding language such as Ruby, Python, Java, or C++
  • Experience with modern front-end design patterns and/or frameworks — bonus points for additional experience integrating these patterns into legacy applications!
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Eagerness for leadership and mentorship with an enthusiasm for robust debate
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging ability
  • An insatiable curiosity to discover how everything works under the hood

Nice to Haves

  • Ruby on Rails (you will end up using it here!)
  • Front-end frameworks including Angular or React
  • Familiarity with algorithms and algorithmic complexity
  • Formal training in a cs-related field
  • Git & Github or other collaborative version control systems
  • Bonus points for mobile development!

About the Company

3Play Media is a rapidly growing, profitable start-up making a huge impact on the way people consume online media. We provide premium captioning, transcription, audio description, and translation solutions to over 2,500 higher ed, enterprise, media, and government customers. Our goal is to simplify the workflow through flexible APIs, a secure online account system, and integrations with a multitude of players, platforms, and lecture capture systems. We got our start in 2007 out of MIT Sloan and we are based in Boston, MA.

Work Environment

We have an awesome work environment! Our team is hard working, laid back, and fun. There are no politics or wasteful meetings and projects get done quickly and efficiently. The team is dedicated to building a successful company. We have a spacious office with lots of natural light, a game room and a friendly dog named Bo who shares our views and ambitions. At times you will need to work long and difficult hours, but the work is fun, interesting, and gratifying. Your work will have a direct impact on our company’s success.

Location and Perks

Boston, MA – Fort Point on the Red Line near South Station. We are in the heart of Boston’s thriving Innovation District at the Boston Seaport. New restaurants and bars are popping up regularly, and we are surrounded by Boston’s buzzing tech scene.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision plan
  • 401K
  • Vacation/sick pay
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Company outings/social events
  • Beer/kombucha/cold brew on tap
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
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    • MarketoCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We're right in the middle of the Seaport, in easy walking distance to South Station and to dozens of lunch spots, bars, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of 3Play Media

What are some social events your company does?

I collaborate with my colleague Lily on a wide range of social events for 3Play Media. Our goal is to create a diverse amount of social gatherings, month-to-month, that every employee can enjoy. Recently we held a murder mystery night. We have also enjoyed bowling, a Red Sox game, a scavenger hunt, and office olympics.

Donny

Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There is an open and collaborative philosophy that is instilled in each employee from the executive team, even before a person is hired. The exec team fosters a true "open door" policy by always being available in person to field questions or hear ideas. We consistently meet across teams to share ideas/challenges and stay up to date with product.

Erin

Senior Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My experience at 3Play has been a whirlwind! I was hired to produce content 3.5 years ago; now, I'm the Director of Marketing and manage our marketing team and operations.

My experience is a testament to how the execs feel about promoting internally. They have always treated me with respect and have provided a platform for me to grow and succeed.

Lily

Director of Marketing

What is your vision for the company?

We are at the forefront of making video the ultimate tool for learning, communication, and entertainment. One day, nearly every video will be accessible. This presents exciting and daunting operational challenges; challenges that we are taking on with full steam to be the unequivocal leader in the space.

Josh

Co-Founder, Chief Revenue Officer

What are 3Play Media Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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