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 technology company with a startup culture 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 2008 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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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’s the vibe like in the office?

I love that I am constantly learning and being challenged. I love how my ideas are valued and heard. At 3Play you really feel like you are part of the company and you can directly see how your efforts are leading to the company's success.

Sofia

Marketing Programs Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

What my team is trying to solve isn't necessarily a problem, it's that the company is growing and we are trying to keep up!

Amanda

Office Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My experience at 3Play has been a whirlwind! I was hired to produce content in 2014; now, I'm the Director of Marketing and manage our marketing team, strategy, and operations. My experience is a testament to how the company feels about promoting internally. I was given the chance to prove I could make an impact, and I am very grateful for that.

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

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The culture is quite open and people are quite friendly. They are just a ping away, and always ready to help!

We also have a recurring event, called 3Play Palooza, which encourages people to collaborate with people from other teams to tackle and understand challenges we face.

Neel

Senior Software Engineer

What are 3Play Media Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have lots of mini committees like Social Committee, Accessibility Committee, 3Play Palooza Committee - each of which organizes events at 3Play focused on innovation, accessibility, & fun!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
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
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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