Job description

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Backend Developer (Node.js) (m/f/d) - working remotely from home

What we do and why
The global TV Broadcast and Video Entertainment Market is currently in a phase of fundamental change requiring the development of new ad-driven capitalization models. We believe that our solution significantly changes the video ad-business long-term by opening up new distribution platforms into a global, programmatic open-auction ad-market.

Job Brief
Joining us will put you in the driver’s seat to power our clients video streaming and IP enhanced broadcast business. Together with our multi-na-tional engineering team you will improve Nowtilus’ Software-as-a-Service platform for Server-Side Ad-Insertion and solve some hairy problems the industry is facing.

Working closely with our clients to identify po-tential roadblocks and endeavor to improve the experience of viewers. With your deep knowledge in OTT video streaming technologies, you support the development and operations team in im-proving and stabilizing Nowtilus’ Server-Side Ad Insertion platform.

At least 3 years of professional experience with (Web-) Backend-Development (Node.js), database (NoSQL) and REST-APIs, experience in working with streaming and digital media technologies. Fluent English language skills are a must.

What we’ve built
Our product is a cloud-based software-as-a-service solution offering in the B2B field, that enables dynamic server-side ad insertion and pop-up channel creation for OTT and IP TV operators.

Who we are:
- Team of experienced specialists
- Developing online technologies for Video Monetiza-tion and Digital Media Supply Chain Management
- Enable Hollywood studios to optimize and distribute

Who we connect
Premium content producers and distributors with broadcasters, telecommunication companies, ca-ble network providers, video platforms and disrup-tive NewTV apps.

Who we serve
- Global clients in America, Asia, Europe
- Our technology stack is cloud-based and deployable into every region -> No investment in encoding hard-ware and streaming farms are necessary anymore

The Job:
As a Backend Engineer you will be responsible for supporting our clients in setting up HLS and DASH live and video-on-demand streams and help them to customize the solution to their needs. You will be working in a very committed and experienced team with great team spirit. We are flexible in working hours whether onsite or remote. You will work in an agile team and use state of the art technologies and standards like HLS, DASH, Low Latency Streaming, Header Bidding, Current Video Codecs, Cloud/ Edge Computing and more. We support your participation in industrial events, workshops and advanced trainings if applicable. We are an on-site and remote-working team with offices in Germany. We always strive to constantly improve our ways of working together. Ideas, feedback and suggestions are welcome and taken seriously.

What we expect

We expect you to show personal interest and to have technical experience and knowledge in IP based Live TV and Video-on-Demand fields. 3+ years of professional experience in (Web-) Backend-Development. Very good knowledge in backend technologies such as Node.js and the surrounding ecosystem. Experiences with (relational/ NOSQL) database systems (like MongoDB, Redis). Proficiency in concepts and implementation of REST-APIs. Knowledge of the common dev-ops, automation and revision control tools, as e.g., Docker, Grunt, Puppet, Git, etc. Solid English language skills in both written and verbal is required.

It is an advantage to have experience in: Cloud Services (preferably Azure), Basic knowledge of (web-) frontend development, Audio/video stream open-source (FFMPEG, Mp4Box, TSDuck, hls.js, dash.js, …) or commercial (Elemental-Encoder, Bitmovin, Mp4Split, …) tools and standards (h.264, HLS, DASH, SCTE-35)

What we offer

working remotely



Backend Developer (Node.js) - remote



Personnel Service Provider / Agency



Communications / IT

Team size: 11 - 20 staff

Trial period: 6 months

Company/Facility size: 11 - 20 staff



Experience: 3 years

Computer Skills: advanced


further education


By agreement


Trial period: 6 months

Start: immediately
End: permanent


English (required)
Deutsch (preferable)


Nowtilus GmbH
Prenzlauer Promenade 190

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Contact person

Patrick Knippel


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