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ViacomCBS Summer 2021 Video Engineering Intern in United States

REF#: 37584


JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,,, GameSpot,, and, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.


Division Overview:

The Video Operations & Streaming team is responsible for supporting the video delivery and architecture of VOD and Live content streamed on over 15 platforms for CBS All Access/ Paramount Plus. Our team is also responsible for the encoding & delivery of premium content to millions of people every day.

Role Details:

We are responsible for encoding our video streams at the best quality possible, no matter what the content, viewing device or network condition. You will get to work on our video encoding platform and scaling it further to cloud infrastructure like AWS, GCP. Additionally, you will also be getting an opportunity to work on our encoding web tool used by publishers on a daily basis for managing encoding jobs and creating various reports. We are seeking a video software intern who will help drive our system’s evolution.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Work with other engineers to maintain and evolve video encoding platforms.

  • Investigate and troubleshoot video encoding issues.

  • Field questions and requests from site publishers regarding video encoding.

  • Applying programming and algorithms knowledge to improve system workflows.

  • Participate and learn about the CI/CD platform and it’s integration with services.

  • Work closely with the QA coordinator to facilitate testing across a variety of devices.

Key Projects:

  • Optimizing video encoding cloud Infrastructure on AWS/GCP.

  • Work on integrating video encoding platforms with multi-DRM and right management systems.

  • Work on the latest next-gen video codecs.

  • Upgrade Video Encoding User Interface Tool.


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • Experience coding in PHP or Go or Java, Javascript framework like React/AngularJS.

  • Excellent understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design.

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent.

You might also have -

  • Experience with H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, AAC video and audio codec standards

  • Experience with container formats, transmuxing and streaming protocols (DASH/HLS).

  • Experience with technical writing and design documentation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or bootcamp

  • Must be at least 18 years old


EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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