Sr. Software Engineer - Video Encoding

Ring is looking for a dedicated and talented Video Software Engineer to help us continue to build revolutionary products in the home security and monitoring space.


  • Develop, maintain, monitor, and improve media streaming and processing systems at massive scales
  • Analyze large datasets to obtain insights and target performance and efficiency enhancements
  • Interface with APIs, databases, and other cloud-based and remote systems, as well as firmware systems
  • Interact with QA, customer service, executive, and other engineering teams to monitor issues and drive development of streaming features

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience developing with C/C++ in Linux environments
  • Expert and working knowledge of multimedia concepts such as framerate, sampling frequency, bitrate, and compression quality
  • Expert and working knowledge of common encoding formats and containers, such as H264, MP4, MP2-TS, and AAC
  • Hands-on 5+ years of experience in session and transmission schemes such as SIP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, MPEG-DASH, and HLS
  • Experience detecting and compensating for network effects such as delay, interference, or loss
  • Experience with multimedia command-line tools and libraries such as FFmpeg
  • Experience utilizing cloud services, and basic cloud concepts such as scaling and distribution
  • Standard team collaboration concepts such as source control, bug tracking, ticketing, and code reviews
  • Ruby, Python, Lua, Go, or other scripting language

Nice to have

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Have worked on real-time streaming technologies at scale


About Ring

Ring’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods and empower consumers by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of smart home security products: Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro (HomeKit-enabled), Ring Stick Up Cam and the new Ring Floodlight Cam. With these security devices, Ring has created the neighborhood watch for the digital age and continues to keep homes around the world safe. For more information, visit With Ring, you’re always home.

Meet Some of Ring's Employees

Eugene L.

Lead Software Engineer

Eugene and the Software Engineering Team create scalable software systems that are equipped to effectively handle millions of doorbell rings and motion alerts every day.

August C.

Director, Operations

August focuses on employee needs and Ring’s overall success. He also works closely with communities and customers to ensure their home security needs are met.

Back to top