V-Nova

C++ Development Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 1 month ago(17/06/2021 13:04)
Job ID
2021-1221
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering

Overview

V-Nova, a London based IP and software company, is dedicated to improving data compression by building a vast portfolio of innovative technologies based on the game-changing use of AI and parallel processing for data, video, imaging, and point cloud compression, with applications across several verticals. This is achieved through deep-science R&D (300+ international patents) and the development of products that test, prove and continuously enhance the technology portfolio.

V-Nova has contributed part of its IP to drive standardization of two codec formats, MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC), a low-complexity enhancement video codec, and SMPTE VC-6 (ST-2117), a high-performance AI-based video and imaging codec. We’ve developed multiple award-winning software products to kickstart the ecosystems for its technologies and allow their immediate deployment, addressing use cases in TV, media, live event production, entertainment, social networks, eCommerce, ad-tech, security, aerospace, defence, automotive and gaming.

We’re committed to the extraordinary and rely on the talent of our high-performing diverse teams to provide innovative solutions and deliver what we promise. We’ve worked hard to create a company where talented, passionate people can thrive in a culture that values individual empowerment and excellence and achieves through teamwork. We’re constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals who thrive off solving challenging problems and want to make an impact. With groundbreaking technology, a fast-paced collaborative environment and major growth plans, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us.

www.v-nova.com

 

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We are a young, ground-breaking technology company with sound funding, global clients and early revenues.  Having developed an innovative approach to image and video compression that is driving major change in the encoding sector, we are seeking an experienced C++ development engineer to join our compression development team for high performance 4k and HD video processing.  This role reports directly to a group manager responsible for development, but the candidate must also interact with other development disciplines to create and integrate FPGA/software technology into the product portfolio.

 

The company places high importance on a positive environment where talented individuals deliver exceptional products.  The candidate must share that vision and be passionate about ‘right first time’ execution.

Responsibilities

  • Develop software for new products
  • Take the conceptual, high level mathematical work of V-Nova’s research group and architect C++ implementation on Windows/Linux OS/iOS/Android
  • Work with existing codebases (C/C++/Python/JavaScript) to add functionality and resolve issues.
  • Integrate with third party commercial and open source codebases
  • Create clear, concise and verifiable technical specifications, APIs and integration guides
  • Support third parties integrating V-Nova SDKs
  • Test, measure and quantify complex signal processing code, in order to validate performance and provide customer ready releases
  • Take personal responsibility for timescale estimation, task prioritisation and design accuracy

Qualifications

Must haves:

 

  • Experience of working in video processing or equivalent high performance compute experience
  • Significant experience in developing C/C++ code from the ground up and enhancing established code bases
  • Willingness to independently and rapidly learn new subjects at the level of depth and rigor that is needed to progress development activities
  • Willingness to prioritise development activities in accordance with commercial priorities
  • A strong communicator and team player who strives to succeed
  • A good degree in either Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline
  • Ability to solve problems in a consistent way so as not to compromise the strategic direction
  • Able to grasp an exciting new concept with genuine interest, trusting the innovators and driving execution through self-motivation

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of design and implementation of compression codecs, particularly MPEG2, H.264, HEVC
  • Experience of one or more of JavaScript, OpenGL, WebGL
  • A good understanding of Agile Development and DevOps best practices to accelerate the adoption of Quality driven development
  • Set Top Box video driver experience (especially on Broadcom SoCs)
  • Background in Broadcast TV applications
  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and their practical applications in a development environment.
  • Understanding of development best practices, modular development and a keen eye for a Test Driven Development approach
  • Experience of some testing frameworks like Google Test Framework, CPPUnit. Proven track record in unit, functional and integration testing
  • Experience of pair programming with other programmers and QA resources.

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