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System Engineer at Kaltura
Ramat Gan, IL / Tel Aviv, IL

Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. Kaltura’s platform and products simplify the creation of engaging and innovative video experiences. We develop and maintain the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform.

Job Description

As a System Engineer in Kaltura’s Professional Services, you will deploy video infrastructure and applications to meet the business goals of some of Kaltura’s largest and most sophisticated clients. You will be responsible for the deployment, tuning, and maintenance of large-scale video management and video delivery solutions that are hosted in our clients’ private environments (including public cloud, private cloud, or data centers). You will often act as a trusted advisor to clients’ business stakeholders and have a tangible impact on their business operations and overall success. This is a client-facing role that requires strong interpersonal skills.

A successful engineer at Kaltura is a technologist who possesses a balance of technical depth and creative problem-solving ability. You must bring a strong understanding of Linux system administration, modern DevOps tools and practices (e.g. Ansible, CloudFormation) and a self-determined attitude. You will learn Kaltura’s wide-ranging video platform and product suite, and master cutting edge video use cases such as low-latency live streaming, 4K video delivery over the internet, and modern video player technologies (e.g. HLS, MPEG-DASH, etc.) 

Job Responsibilities

  • Work directly with client’s IT or engineering departments to scope and design deployments of Kaltura’s video technology stack.
  • Deploy, manage, tune, and maintain customer video platforms, applications and infrastructure.
  • Orchestrate the deployment of video delivery and video caching infrastructure to tens or hundreds of client sites using Ansible or similar tools.
  • Develop monitoring plans, and integrate client deployments into Kaltura’s monitoring solutions.
  • Work closely with other System Engineering team members to improve deployment tools and processes.
  • Collaborate with members of our R&D and core platform teams to improve Kaltura’s platform based on real-world use cases.
  • Assist Kaltura’s Customer Care team in reviewing incoming support cases from flagship clients.
  • Assist the Sales and Sales Engineering team during major pre-sales engagements through technical consultation and scoping assistance.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with automation tools like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • Expertise in Linux system administration (command line).
  • Past experience deploying and managing medium- or large-scale web application stacks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and are comfortable interacting with technical client representatives.
  • Self-starter who is comfortable engaging others for assistance and information, and managing a prioritized work queue.
  • Can comfortably converse and communicate in English.
  • Must be able to pass a background check (requirement for some security-conscious clients).

Advantages

  • Deep familiarity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Experience with orchestration tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, or Rancher.
  • Experience with modern video streaming technologies (live and/or VOD).
  • Past experience deploying and managing web-based SaaS environments.
  • Software engineering experience (e.g. scripting in Python, PHP, or web applications).
  • Security clearance and/or past experience delivering IT solutions within the defense industry or US government.