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Zypesters at Work: Solving Complex Video Distribution Problems

By Ed Laczynski on November 03, 2018

Solving Complex Video Distribution Problems as a Software Engineer

Two of the most important qualities of a software engineer are:

  1. The ability to learn. And learn quickly.
  2. The ability to problem solve.

Technology is in a constant state of motion and remaining stagnant will leave you far behind in no time. To keep up, you can work on side projects in your personal time and/or you can rely on your company to be forward thinking and use (or create) new technologies. Zype is on the frontier of video distribution and, as such, fits that mold. We’re building awesome technology that allows our customers to serve videos to a huge variety of platforms. This is a competitive field, so we’re also thinking of ways to use new technology to make videos more accessible and quickly process millions of requests to better serve end users.

The supply chain involved in video distribution is…well, highly complex. There’s so much that has to happen between the initial request to play a video, to then watching the video. Everything from the type of player you’re using, to the country where you make the request must be processed properly and then handled appropriately. These are complex challenges that Zype is solving to make it easier for our customers to run their video businesses.

As a software engineer, Zype will push you to further your ability to learn. We have projects coming up to leverage new software designs and products. Some examples are using GraphQL vs REST as an API design, reaching for React or Vue for a frontend app, and breaking down monolithic apps into microservices. These technologies will help Zype solve challenges in video distribution, but will still require thorough problem solving from engineers to best utilize that technology.

Zype is a great place to push yourself and your career to the next level. If you want to better yourself as a software engineer, Zype can increase your ability to learn (and learn quickly), as well as present challenges to increase your problem-solving skills.

Ready for new challenges and new opportunities?  Join our Team! 

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