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Sr. Software Quality Engineer (OTT)


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.


Scope of Job: Paramount is looking for a passionate, self-motivated Sr. Software Quality Engineer to handle all aspects of testing (functional, performance, load, security, etc) across a large multiplatform environment. This individual will be collaborating with various teams (product, engineering, and quality) by assisting with the development of processes and tools that allow the organization to excel in its continuous software development initiatives. As code is being delivered multiple times per day, test coverage and automation is crucial in allowing product to deliver quickly to market while maintaining the high level of quality our consumers deserve across our many diverse platforms.


** To be considered for the role, you must have OTT testing experience in both web and mobile and expertise in Java, TestNG, Selenium, and video streaming technologies (HLS and/or Dash)



  • Provide technical quality engineering mentorship to the projects and resources that are assigned by implementing testing standard methodologies
  • Work on product/project teams developing test plans, test cases, and test execution
  • Partner with software engineering to craft and develop tools and assist in continuous development initiatives
  • Conduct technical assessments of processes and teams
  • Partner and mentor other test engineers to continuously improve processes and lead internal training bootcamps
  • Help and maintain the testing framework for various types of testing (functional) on multiple platforms (web, iOS/Android, emerging platforms).
  • Automate video player test cases, Video automation, video playback, audio playback, and closed captions
  • Operate in an agile software delivery methodology focused on testing new features within an iteration and providing near-immediate feedback to engineers through test automation
  • Perform exploratory testing and regression testing where necessary
  • Work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment supporting many products on varied release cycles



  • Strong knowledge of software quality practices and ability to learn & adopt emerging concepts
  • Strong software development and technical architecture skills
  • Strong object-oriented programming background and a passion for scalability, reliability, and reusable code
  • Expertise in Java programming language and excellent understanding of OOP concepts
  • Experience with version control systems (svn, git, stash)
  • Testing browser-based applications, Chrome, Safari, IE
  • Experience with test tools (Selenium, Webdriver, TestNG, Appium, Android UiAutomator, iOS UiAutomation)
  • Proficient with continuous development tools and build tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.)
  • Experience with web video playback, encoding, live streaming, and similar concepts
  • Knowledge of proxy tools (Charles, Fiddler, Httpwatch)
  • Technical/working knowledge of information technology concepts, local and wide area networks, content delivery networks, database theory, and understanding of caching strategies.
  • At least 5 years of designing and working with test automation frameworks and developing automated test scripts (web, new technologies) specifically object-oriented frameworks
  • 3+ years of understanding and working experience in OTT web and mobile applications
  • Experience with online streaming video experiences (web, mobile & OTT technologies)
  • ​Experience in video streaming technologies HLS, DASH, DRM (Play ready, wide vine), DAI (Dynamic ad insertion)
  • Knowledge of video streaming products encoder, packager, CDN, Conviva
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or a related field and/or equivalent work experience





Hiring Salary Range: $100,000.00 - 130,000.00. 


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