Website The Walt Disney Company
As a Senior Video Quality Engineer you will work to improve our video encoding pipeline and provide the highest quality experience to our end users by assessing the encoded quality of a large library of content spanning more than 100 years. Through collaboration with media engineers and operations teams, you will study the impact of current codecs and encoding implementations using programmatic analysis and “golden eyes” viewing of content with the goal of improving the quality of our video streams. This position requires a highly skilled individual with strong creative and analytical skills and passion for content production, video quality, video encoding and processing technologies.
- Design and implement procedures for assessing video quality
- Conduct video quality experiments on existing content
- Contribute to optimization of video processing
- Research new video analysis and encoding technologies
- Expertise with video compression standards such as ProResHQ, H.264, HEVC, AV1, etc.
- Solid understanding of video processing algorithms such as scaling, noise reduction, tone mapping, etc.
- In-depth knowledge of digital image/video processing theory and practice
- Bachelors in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent, Masters preferred
Qualification & Experience:
- Experienced in assessing visual quality impairments using both objective metrics and subjective test methodologies
- Knowledge of IMAX, HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range masters and metadata
- Strong ability to relate compression artifacts to video stream types (SDR vs. HDR) and encoding parameters (Qp, CRF etc.)
- Understanding of display backlight technology, and experience in fine-tuning control modules for optimized picture quality
- Understanding of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) with the Common Media Application Format (CMAF container) and Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) switching technique
- Excellent problem solving, and debugging skills
- Knowledge of video quality metrics such as PSNR, SSIM, VMAF and CAMBI
Company: The Walt Disney Company
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Santa Monica, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A