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Senior Software Engineer, Playback Technology

New York, NY

The Media Technology team at Major League Baseball designs, develops and operates a global streaming platform that delivers baseball to every corner of the planet. Our award-winning ecosystem helps support all 30 MLB clubs, 120 MiLB teams, and enables millions of fans to access the game wherever they are. 

Located in our Los Angeles, CA office, we are seeking experienced and talented engineers to join our pioneering team to craft the future of sports entertainment. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate with other world-class engineers, product developers, and designers to contribute and influence products across the baseball and streaming industry.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Proven track record of professional software development processes and tools, including Agile methodologies, IDEs, source control, CI/CD pipelines, and test frameworks
  • Experience working alongside senior engineers to produce and support large-scale production systems
  • Experience with Event Driven systems, patterns, and best practices
  • Operational experience with containerized cloud platforms (Docker/Kubernetes and GCP/AWS) and infrastructure as code (Terraform)
  • Experience working with live/VOD streaming media, including streaming technologies (HLS), video QoE metrics, ABR algorithms, and video player frameworks
  • Exposure to Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) platforms and OTT integrations


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  • Design and optimize streaming experiences across web, mobile, and living room devices
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle (requirements gathering, designing, building, testing and maintenance)
  • Collaborate across teams, including front-end engineering, product and product management, backend services, and operations, to contribute to our video streaming initiatives and drive technical excellence and product development
  • Take ownership of streaming products and develop tools to continuously improve stream quality/delivery
  • Write clean, concise, modular code that is easily testable and scalable

Why MLB?

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of growth, teamwork, and professionalism. Employees who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify problems and provide solutions, and always put the Team first. For those ready to step up to the plate and join the Major Leagues, MLB takes the same approach as teams do with their players: empowering our “workforce athletes” to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are passionate about growing America’s pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.

MLB’s vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment. With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.

MLB provides its employees with exceptional medical, dental, and vision coverage. Premiums are 100% employer covered to help employees focus on being their best!

Major League Baseball is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

Are you ready to Step Up to the Plate? Apply below!

Per the California pay transparency law, the hiring range for this position is $155,000 to $175,000.

As a candidate for this position, your salary and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, skills and any other factors Major League Baseball (MLB) considers relevant to the hiring decision. In addition to your salary, MLB believes in providing a competitive compensation and benefits package for its employees. MLB offers employees a full range of best in class benefits with no employee contributions towards medical, dental, and vision coverage premiums, as well as incentive and recognition programs, life insurance and automatic employer 401k contributions. All benefits are subject to eligibility requirements and the terms of official plan documents which may be modified or amended from time to time.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 5630118
Employment Type: Other