Principal Engineer – Platform Engineering

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What Conviva is looking for in applicants

Have you streamed a program on Disney+, caught the latest binge-worthy series on Hulu, or tuned in for NFL highlights on social media? If the answer is yes, you have already benefitted from Conviva’s technology.

At Conviva, we create the technologies and standards driving industry transformation and streaming growth worldwide. It’s not about the data, it’s about what you do with it. As the leader in census, continuous measurement and engagement for streaming, Conviva measures in excess of 500 million unique viewers watching 200 billion streams per year with 3 trillion real-time transactions per day across more than 180 countries. Our platform is designed to deliver the insights our customers need to understand their business and focus on what matters. Join us as we make streaming better.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer – Platform Engineering (BigData/Flink/Akka/Scala) to join the R&D team in India. This person should have a proven track record of technical leadership - owning, creating and delivering high quality design and code in a global yet startup environment. This  role is a hands-on technical expert role and not a techno managerial one. You will not only need to be an expert at coding but also significantly influence both the overall technical and functional evolution of our real-time analytics platform and products. You will need to show maturity and influence by mentoring other senior engineers, establish and champion technical standards & practices and resolving architectural conflicts efficiently. You should have established yourself as a subject matter expert with data platforms and big data storage technologies in particular. You are expected to collaborate with other principals and architects across the organizations to build consensus on technical blueprints, undertake PoCs, identify/eliminate tech debt and adopt inner-sourcing practices. You will ensure that technical artefacts produced are cost effective, performing, secure and scalable in design while being responsible for ensuring actual is what is planned during execution.

What You Get to Do:

  • Be a thought leader. As one of the senior most technical minds in the India centre, influence our technical evolution journey by pushing the boundaries of possibilities by testing forwarding looking ideas and demonstrating its value.
  • Be a technical leader: Demonstrate pragmatic skills of translating requirements into technical design.
  • Be an influencer. Understand challenges and collaborate across executives and stakeholders in a geographically distributed environment to influence them.
  • Be a technical mentor. Build respect within team. Mentor senior engineers technically and contribute to the growth of talent in the India centre.
  • Be a customer advocate. Be empathetic to customer and domain by resolving ambiguity efficiently with the customer in mind.
  • Be a transformation agent. Passionately champion engineering best practices and sharing across teams.
  • Be hands-on. Participate regularly in code and design reviews, drive technical prototypes and actively contribute to resolving difficult production issues.

What You Bring to the Role:

  • Minimum MS in CS or equivalent with strong technical foundation. PhD welcome.
  • 15+ years of software engineering including 6+ years working in big data platforms.
  • Thrive in a start-up environment and has a platform mindset.
  • Excellent communicator. Demonstrated ability to succinctly communicate and describe complex technical designs and technology choices both to executives and developers.
  • Expert in Scala coding.
  • Expert in big data technologies like Druid, Spark, Hadoop, Flink (or Akka) & Kafka.
  • Passionate about one or more engineering best practices that influence design, quality of code or developer efficiency.
  • Familiar with building distributed applications using webservices and RESTful APIs.
  • Familiarity in building SaaS platforms on either in-house data centres or public cloud providers.. 


Conviva is the leader in streaming media intelligence, powered by its real-time platform. More than 250 industry leaders and brands – including CBS, CCTV, Cirque Du Soleil, DAZN, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, Sky, Sling TV, TED, Univision, and WarnerMedia – rely on Conviva to maximize their consumer engagement, deliver the quality experiences viewers expect and drive revenue growth. With a global footprint of more than 500 million unique viewers watching 150 billion streams per year across 3 billion applications streaming on devices, Conviva offers streaming providers unmatched scale for continuous video measurement, intelligence and benchmarking across every stream, every screen, every second. Conviva is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with offices around the world. For more information, please visit us at

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