EditShare job posting: Quality Assurance Specialist for our Boston office

EditShare (www.editshare.com) — a leading provider of networked shared storage and tapeless end-to-end workflow solutions for the television and film industry — is seeking a full-time Quality Assurance specialist to join a small QA team at its Boston headquarters. The position mostly involves conducting methodical testing of software functions by using the GUI’s of our various products. In addition, it is sometimes necessary to set up and test 3rd party products that must integrate seamlessly with our own software and hardware.

Our current products include:

  • Video Ingest servers that provide broadcast-quality capture and playout capabilities
  • High Performance Centralized Storage Servers and custom software that are optimized for collaborative video editing
  • A database-backed Media Asset Management system for logging, browsing, searching, and editing media
  • Backup and Archive software that allows customers to seamlessly move media between different tiers of disk and tape storage.

The ideal candidate will be a fast learning, self-motivated individual who is a excellent team player and communicator. He or she should have:

  • A good working knowledge of Linux (or another *nix OS), OS X and Windows (from XP through Windows 7)
  • Prior experience with Software QA testing and bug tracking systems such as Trac and Round Up
  • The ability to understand and interpret debug logs of all types (we program in Python, C++, Qt, wxWidgets, perl, Javascript and GTK)
  • The ability to help created automated testing routines wherever possible
  • Some basic experience using video editing applications such as Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro

It would also be advantageous for the candidate to have prior experience with:

 

  • MySQL databases
  • LTO-based tape backup systems
  • Active Directory
  • MOS (the news automation protocol)

 

About EditShare

EditShare was founded in Boston in 2004. The principals all came from television and film themselves and started the company with the idea that serious workflow improvements were needed in the industry. Today, EditShare has nearly 3000 customers worldwide. These range from major broadcasters such as ION Networks in the USA to ITV in the UK, to high-end production companies such as PS 260, Atlas Media, and Sharp Entertainment in New York to the Oprah Winfrey Channel and Carson Daly in Los Angeles. We have installations at over 500 colleges and universities around the world. We are at cable television stations and corporate video departments large and small.

The spirit at EditShare is very much that of a high-tech upstart challenging the traditional players in the industry. We do a LOT with a relatively modest-sized staff. Everybody’s opinion is valued and counts here. There are unlimited opportunites to have your good ideas incorporated into our products. Our release cycle is measured in months, not years. EditShare has never taken one penny of investor money, so we have nobody to answer to except ourselves and our customers. But we are long past the startup phase. We have a 5-year lease on our office space, a 401K plan, health insurance, free lunch on Thursdays, and a really cool staff that makes us who we are.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to “work at editshare dot com”.  No phone calls or recruiters.

Software developers! Come work for us! We’re hiring at our Boston office — feel free to ask for details.

Rising “Video Workflow” Company Wants Talented, Versatile Developers

posted on Nov 2, by EditShare. Allston, MA

Job Description

Who are we?

EditShare is a leading developer of networked shared storage and tapeless end-to-end worflow solutions for the television and film industry. Our products include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, database-backed media asset management applications, archiving and backup software, and even the world’s first 3-platform (Windows / Mac OS X / Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.
… And What are we looking for?

We are seeking highly-talented, experienced programmers who are ready to join our development staff. EditShare has several offices in both the US and UK. These new jobs are in the Boston office, specifically working with developers and product managers in Boston.

We are looking for people with a broad range of talents to work on cross-platform user interfaces, new disk- and tape-based storage architectures, as well as optimizing existing server products. During a given year, developers may work on projects covering diverse fields — from Linux kernel hacking to client/server UI programming, from optimizing SQL queries to building new features using standards-based metadata formats such as XML and AAF.

Skills & Requirements

All candidates must be good team members and should have strong backgrounds in:
  • Linux (including shell scripting, rpm, system configuration, etc.). Most of our server products run on Linux so if you have little or no experience in Linux development, you are probably not the right person for us.
  • Python
  • C /C++
  • Windows
  • OS X

The best candidates will ALSO have a good working knowledge of many, if not most, of the following:

  • MySQL, PostgreSQL and other open-source databases
  • Qt and/or WX GUI APIs
  • JavaScript/Web development including Django
  • XML and JASON RPC
  • Performance Profiling for data flow optimization – including the ability to analyze network performance and to evaluate kernel I/O scheduler and RAID device driver and firmware options.
  • Video editing applications such as Avid and Final Cut Pro
  • Video codecs, and wrappers such as MXF and QuickTime
  • Tape-based backup systems

About EditShare

EditShare was founded in Boston in 2004. The principals all came from television and film themselves and started the company with the idea that serious workflow improvements were needed in the industry. Today, EditShare has nearly 3000 customers worldwide. These range from major broadcasters such as ION Networks in the USA to ITV in the UK, to high-end production companies such as PS 260, Atlas Media, and Sharp Entertainment in New York to the Oprah Winfrey Channel and Carson Daly in Los Angeles. We have installations at over 500 colleges and universities around the world. We are at cable television stations and corporate video departments large and small.

The spirit at EditShare is very much that of a high-tech upstart challenging the traditional players in the industry. We do a LOT with a relatively modest number of developers. Everybody’s opinion is valued and counts here. There are unlimited opportunites to have your good ideas incorporated into our products. Our release cycle is measured in months, not years. EditShare has never taken one penny of investor money, so we have nobody to answer to except ourselves and our customers. But we are long past the startup phase. We have a 5-year lease on our office space, a 401K plan, health insurance, free lunch on Thursdays, and a really cool staff that makes us who we are.