Principal Software Engineer

Company Description

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content — so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere.

Job Description

The Performance Engineering team at Verizon Digital Media Services provides several key functions that constantly elevates the performance of the Content Delivery Network (CDN). Team members work very closely with network, system and development resources to solve performance related issues that could impact the internet's top websites. 


Degree in Computer Science, Math, or related field

4+ years of content delivery design and engineering experience on an advanced network

2+ years of programming/scripting experience (Python, Perl or Go preferred)

Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS and video delivery technologies

Excellent and rapid system/network troubleshooting skills

Excellent communication skills and experience working collaboratively with NOCs, systems software developers, and administrators

Experience in data visualization (R a plus) and working with development and operations teams to find correlations, build anomaly detection alerts and identify opportunities for optimization

Good generalist experience, with the ability and willingness to read and write into all layers of a software stack

Experience working with operations or with deployment, monitoring, and other sustainable operations of software a plus

Experience using distributed network utilizing proxy caches and streaming media

Specific experience with 3rd party performance management technology from Gomez, Keynote and providers

Good familiarity with network routing protocols

High level of attention to detail and follow up for investigation and resolution

Self-motivated individual who is passionate about performance


Highly motivated, self-driven, and ambitious to drive sales and revenue for the company

Possess excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal

Responsible, self-directed, forward thinker who knows what needs to be done and operates with urgency, focus, discipline and minimal supervision

Highly organized and able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced, energetic, entrepreneurial environment 

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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