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Engineering Manager

Posted 7 Sep 2022
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We develop state-of-the-art AI tech that changes how consumers around the globe watch video. By understanding what’s inside video, we generate next-generation metadata enabling Broadcasters, TV Operators and OTT services to improve their video viewing experiences. We do this 24/7, currently processing over 30.000 hours of video per day, impacting over 30 Million households for clients across the world.

Our AI technology allows us to create and imagine things not possible before. We have the creative and technical ability to distill topics, images, chapters and much more from video content - all automatically and in real-time. With this, we can explore the full potential behind every video segment and create new content value for our clients.

Do you want to help us refine the ground-breaking innovative AI solutions that will revolutionise the Entertainment industry?

What you’ll do

  • Manage, grow and inspire a team of 10 - 15 cross-functional engineers
  • Build our cross-functional agile development teams and make sure they are happy and productive
  • Attract, hire, develop and retain technical talent together with our Head of People and Culture
  • Help and inspire teams to become self-organising
  • Prevent and resolve potential issues within teams
  • Create an inspiring and safe environment for our teams and individuals so that they can grow and develop their full potential
  • Strengthen the agile way of working in our company
  • Work together with other stakeholders (people and culture, product, marketing, sales, management) to reach our company goals.

Who you are

  • You have experience in working with cross-functional development teams for example as a Product Owner or Scrum Master
  • You love helping people and teams grow and develop
  • Agile methodologies and way of working are your core belief
  • Autonomous and proactive work attitude
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • A good communicator that is able to coach teams and individuals
  • You have a modern view of management and the know-how to build autonomous teams

Your Background

  • Professional background and experience in software development companies in scaleup or startup
  • Working experience in an agile environment is a must
  • You have a master's degree (technical background is a bonus)

It would be great if...

  • You have affinity with media and entertainment
  • You have affinity with software engineering
  • You have affinity with Python/Java software development and DevOps

What we offer

Besides focusing on building our development teams, you will work together with a fantastic group of international colleagues in an entrepreneurial startup environment where we offer:

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

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.

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

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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

CEO

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.