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Mdr./Sr. Backend Developer

Posted 7 Sep 2022
Work experience
1 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Do you want to help us deliver the next ground-breaking innovative AI solutions that will transform the video and media industry?

We develop state-of-the-art technologies that revolutionize how people watch (online) television. We provide unique AI technology to understand what’s inside video. Our Deep Content Understanding™ solution generates next-gen metadata which enables consumers and media professionals globally to search and analyze video content in real-time and at an unparalleled scale. Working at Media Distillery as a Senior Java Backend Engineer means you have the mentality to fix what is broken and continuously improve. Both systems and yourself.

Company Tech Stack

What you’ll do

As a Java Backend Engineer, you have a clear vision of the latest technologies and preach the best practices of your field. Imagine being part of a real product, actively applying machine learning in a real production environment, and pitching your ideas to key decision-makers. You will share your ideas and inspire others in the team by sharing your knowledge and offering your guidance. But most importantly you will design, develop, test, monitor and expand one of our products. You build it, you run it.

In sum you will:

  • Automate the development cycle and creation of our platform using Kubernetes, Helm, Jenkins, and other tools
  • Design, develop, test, and monitor our state-of-the-art AI technologies
  • Facilitate the implementation and adoption of new tools and technologies like Cassandra, Elasticsearch, and more
  • Closely cooperate with the team in understanding and implementing new features to the platform

In a nutshell, this is you:

  • You are fluent in English and you have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or similar)
  • You thrive in a startup/scaleup environment where new ideas are embraced
  • You have experience with DevOps practices and tooling
  • You are passionate about Java but are an all-round developer
  • You have excellent problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • You have experience with data-driven decisions

Bonus Points if...

  • You understand Linux server environments, Docker and Kubernetes
  • You are brilliant in using modern frameworks, such as Springboot
  • You understand and have implemented different levels of testing (Unit, System, integration)
  • You have a master’s degree in Computer Science (or similar)
  • You have worked with NoSQL technologies (Cassandra, Elasticsearch)
  • You have experience in CI/CD, system admin and cloud computing

What we offer

Besides being able to develop the next generation of media experiences together with a fantastic group of international colleagues in an entrepreneurial startup environment we offer:

  • The opportunity to learn and develop yourself in a fast-moving company with lots of room for your own initiatives
  • Opportunity to travel and work with our customers and potential customers from various parts of the world
  • An annual training budget to work on your skills or to use for events
  • Hackathons during office hours
  • Cool company events
  • Bi-weekly outdoor workout with our personal trainer
  • Everything you need for your home office
  • A laptop of choice for you to excel in your job
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility to work from home when needed (also after Corona)
  • 25 vacation days
  • Every Friday
  • Beer O'clock
  • Ping pong tournaments
  • Great coffee and free (healthy) snacks
  • Standing desks

Established in 2014, Media Distillery is an acknowledged leader in AI-driven video analysis technology for the worldwide entertainment Industry.
The cloud-based Deep Content Understanding™ solution provides fully automated real-time content analysis, empowering broadcasters and pay-TV service providers to optimise viewer engagement through accelerated and accurate content discovery and enhanced user experience.

Active in 13 countries
30 employees
80% men - 20% women
Average age is 32 years

What employees are saying

Geert Vos

Founder & CTO

Geert Vos

Geert is one of the founders and CTO of Media Distillery. He used to be working at eBuddy before starting his own company.

Roland Sars


Roland Sars

Roland is CEO of Media Distillery. A genuine entrepreneur, he founded BackupAgent which was succesfully sold to the market leader in its segment.