What is VEED.IO?
VEED.IO is an online video editing platform with a simple mission: enabling anyone to create professional-looking videos. For too long, video creation has been inaccessible to so many people — you’ve had to download & learn complicated software, and buy expensive equipment. What if you could create a video in five minutes, right from your browser? That’s what we’re building here at VEED.
We're already used by millions of creators around the world — from kids & grandparents to YouTubers, to companies like Amazon & Google — all using our products to tell stories, create content & grow their audience.
Since we started VEED four years ago, we’ve grown faster than we could have ever imagined. We’ve gone from one user to millions. From no revenue to over $10M ARR. From bootstrapped to backed by Sequoia, one of the biggest VC firms in the world. From a team of two to a team of 150+. And we’re still growing — we’d love for you to be a part of our journey.
About the team
We are looking for an experienced Lead Engineer to join our editor team.
VEED is no longer a simple website that runs on a single server. We have managed to build a truly browser-based game engine that runs on 100s of machines. We were told that we can’t do it, that it was impossible, but hey we did it anyway!
Being within the video editing space brings a unique set of challenges. Web JS frameworks were never designed originally to host heavy-duty video applications, so we really need to think outside the box when building. Code efficiency really matters here because it impacts frame rates, latency, and buffering.
You will also have plenty of support from other Engineering and Tech leadership, whether it is cloud infrastructure, rendering, frontend, or backend because we know that developing such systems touches the whole stack. You will influence how these features are built and also work with Engineering leadership to grow the Engineering teams.
What You'll Do
You will be responsible for the technical output of your teams both in terms of code quality as well as creating monitoring, handling, and resolving alerts. You will contribute to building a culture of responsibility and accountability.
You will work closely with the CTO, Architects, Group Engineering Managers, and Engineering Managers in supporting the rest of the Engineering Team. You will not have any line management responsibilities.
Core responsibilities of the Staff Engineer:
Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have a particular impact across your division and others.
Solve technical problems of the highest scope and complexity for your team.
Provide mentorship for all Engineers on your team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers.
Exert significant influence on the overall vision and long-range goals of your team.
Shepherd the definition and improvement of our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
Drive innovation on the team with a willingness to experiment and boldly confront problems of immense complexity and scope.
Proactively seek out difficult impediments to our efficiency as a team (“technical debt”), propose and implement solutions that will enable the entire team to iterate faster.
Represent VEED and its values in public communication around broad initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions. Interact with customers and other external stakeholders as a consultant and spokesperson for the work of your team.
Consistently ship large features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
Participate in Incident Management.
- Preferably based in Europe
Have an extensive technical background in leading the development of complex web applications.
Have a deep understanding of distributed systems, design patterns, and practices related to building fault-tolerant, highly available, performant applications.
Have experience deploying web applications and services at a production scale in a cloud environment.
Have a keen awareness of both the code and the environment in which it operates - how is it hosted, and deployed, is it working as intended, is it documented and load tested?
Have a successful track record of mentoring and upskilling software engineers.
Have strong cross-functional collaboration skills. You partner with members across the larger organization, communicate vision and purpose, drive clarity, and spearhead project initiatives.
Have effective communication skills and the ability to influence both technical individual contributors as well as business partners.
Experience with video and audio technologies
Technologies we use
Linux/Windows (we support development on any of these platforms)
- Remote status
- Fully Remote
Our Perks & Benefits
🕐 Flexible working hours
We value work-life balance highly!
⛰️ Fully remote culture
Work remotely, work from home with your dog, or in a cafe. Our entire team is remote and has always been <3
💵 Monthly Subsidy Programme
Different people have different needs and therefore value different benefits. Providing this as a subsidy allows you to have the greatest flexibility to apply to what you value most - whether that be to offset the cost of a co-working space, office furniture, childcare, gym membership, etc.
🏄🏻♀️ Unlimited paid holidays
We value that you get more time with your family and friends.
💻 Home office set up
We have partnered with Hofy globally to create a catalogue of options that you can select from for VEED-funded IT equipment including laptops, monitors, headsets/earbuds, keyboards and more!
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