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Software Engineer-API


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York
Fully Remote

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from Paramount Global, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream Paramount Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

The Paramount+ Streaming team is responsible for servicing ViacomCBS’s premium online content around the world. We’re home to best-in-class original shows (Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek Discovery, The Good Fight, Twilight Zone) and also help millions of viewers consume and enjoy content across all of ViacomCBS’s global brands (such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Smithsonian, MTV, BET, etc).


Paramount is looking for a Software Engineer-API to become one of the core contributors that helps power the backend services for Paramount+ Streaming. We’re a team that values software that exemplifies simplicity of design, maintainability, extensibility, and foundational adaptability. The right candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment and has a strong grasp of groundbreaking languages and technologies. Ideally you will reside within commuting distance of our San Francisco office for occasional onsite work. Fully remote candidates will also be considered.

-  Design, build, and support high performance, scalable, and innovative backend systems/services

-  Develop backend APIs, implement system instrumentation, and provide documentation

-  Work closely with other specialists and product management teams to meet fixed deadlines

-  Work in all phases of a rapid product development lifecycle

-  Help ensure team engineering standards are kept throughout the team

-  Develop technical & domain expertise and apply to tackle product challenges

-  Ensure code quality and maintainability with evolving architecture and tech stack

-  Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

-  Migrate our API services/systems to cloud infrastructures and software

-  Find smarter ways to serve our content, whether algorithmically or via machine learning

-  Discover reliable ways to handle, retrieve, store, and secure our data around the globe


  • 3+ years product software development
  • Confirmed Java, Linux, Shell scripting, Python ability
  • Experience with Spring/Spring Boot
  • Hands on experience and expertise in object oriented design methodology and application development using JAVA/J2EE, Design Patterns, SQL , or Webservices
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Deep understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.


  • Experience with Distributed Systems (both in system design and data storage)
  • Working knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, cloud environments (GCP, AWS, etc.) a plus
  • Working knowledge of build tools is a plus





Hiring Salary Range: $90,000.00 - 125,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City