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TED Conferences LLC Web Player Engineer in New York City, New York

Position overview

TED’s mission is to spread ideas through live events and recorded media. As a Web Player Engineer, you will be responsible for TED’s streaming video players on and elsewhere, delivering live & on-demand media to millions of people around the world.


  • Highly fluent in JavaScript, especially with web video and audio APIs

  • Strong understanding of streaming media technologies such as HLS

  • Experience designing libraries and APIs for other developers

  • Experience with video metrics and with data-based decision making

  • Familiarity with video advertising protocols like VAST and VPAID

  • Experience with hls.js or other MSE-based libraries is a plus

  • Experience with react is a plus


  • Create and maintain libraries that front-end developers can use to build unique and compelling video experiences for TED’s digital products

  • Monitor video quality and improve performance wherever possible

  • Maintain and support advertising integrations

  • Influence and guide the direction of our video products and technology

  • Experiment with new technologies and share discoveries with the team

  • Clearly communicate technical constraints and opportunities with stakeholders

  • Travel: upon request / as needed


  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employees

  • Paid family leave

  • Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off)

  • Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being

  • 401k with match

    New York Office or Remote working US East coast hours

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