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Performance Engineer - web video and audio

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental and vision as well as a 401k plan! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- Video streaming performance protocol engineer
Location-Basking Ridge, NJ
Start date- ASAP
Duration- Long term contract, possible contract to hire
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option.
Local candidates only please
Only candidates eligible to work in the USA as a W2 will be considered. No sponsorship opportunity.
Hourly pay rate range- DOE
Drug screen and background check required at time of hire

Our client is a leader in the telecommunications field and they’ve asked for our help identifying a Video streaming performance protocol engineer for a LONG TERM CONTRACT engagement in their Basking Ridge, NJ.

Are you passionate about Virtual Reality? Do you love working with cutting edge technologies? Do you want to be a part of an incubated start-up where you can bring new ideas to the table? Then this might be a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for people passionate about Augmented and Virtual Reality and knowledgeable about the current VR space (about new technology in general!). This is not “just a job,” we have an affinity for collaborative, dynamic teamwork and are working on a fast-growing, high-intensity team, working in a SCRUM/Agile environment. You get the stability of working with a large organization but the mentality and excitement of working at a startup or working with an R&D team.

Our team has grown from 12 to 100 in the last 12 months, we are passionate about VR and AR, and are not focused on years of experience. We’re looking for smart, curious people who know how to get their hands dirty during work, but that have interests outside work as well. We want you to work on other projects on your own time! Love art? Theatre? The outdoors? We seek people of all backgrounds to help bring new elements to the group.

We are looking for a Performance Engineer to transport protocol optimization for web page fast loading, as well as protocol and network optimization for faster video loading and reducing buffering. It would be ideal if you had knowledge of audio and video encoding and packaging but it’s not required.

Required Skills
· Solid understanding of protocols and concepts such as OSI model, DNS, Firewall, IP Netting, RTP/RTSP, SRTP, RTMP, HLS / DASH
· Savvy with it at least one OO or Scripting language (we’re open to C/C++, Perl, Python/Ruby)
· You can navigate your way around fundamental client side technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
· Understanding of Server and Client architecture
· Familiar with applicable tools such as Wireshark, Browser debugger/inspector, Network simulation (throughput, packet drop, latency, jitter)

Preferred Experience
· Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar
· Experience with Cellular networks (LTE, IMS and RCS)
· Extra credit if you have any foundation with IP v4 & v6, TCP, UDP, SCTP, SSL / TLS, LAN & WAN, WiFi, BT, HTTP & HTTP 2, WebSocket, QUIC, ICE, STUN, TURN, WebRTC
· Competency with web APIs such as REST

Positions is 6 – 30 month contracts with a high likelihood of conversion to full time.Candidate must sit on site in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

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