R&D Engineer

Leuven, Belgium (Europe)


How You’ll Make a Difference

As a (Senior) R&D Engineer at THEO Technologies, you will participate in our industrial research activities, all leading up to THEOs world-class products.

You will work on innovative new concepts, such as new streaming protocols and advanced user experiences. You contribute to collaborative research projects. You create new insights, new specifications and reference implementations for transfer to the engineering and business teams. You support the engineering teams in turning the innovation ideas into real products.

You become part of the innovation team where everyone has one thing in common: we are passionate about preparing new technologies for improving THEO Technologies’ product portfolio.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • After an introduction period, video delivery has little secrets for you. You know how to improve and extend the video delivery pipeline and video delivery user experience for our customers.
  • You propose new ideas for extending the product portfolio and existing products.
  • You design, architect and implement new prototypes from start to finish.
  • You and your team work together to go from high level concepts to a low-level specification, execution plan and reference implementation.
  • Depending on your level of experience, you have the opportunity to mentor juniors.
  • You work in an agile team.

Desired Skills and Experience
  • Senior 7+ years (or Medior 3+ years) of relevant experience (as developer, as support engineer, as technology specialist, as research engineer, …).
  • Master or PhD in computer science, engineering, or other relevant subject.
  • You are passionate about new technologies and you like experimenting.
  • Experienced in common software engineering practices, such as version management, git, unit testing, code documentation, CI/CD, ...
  • Knowledge of web and mobile technologies and the bridges between them;
  • Knowledge of software architecture is a big plus (especially for senior roles).
  • Experience in online or other video industry, developing online media, video or advertising technology products is a big plus (especially for senior roles).
  • Proven ability to rapidly understand new technologies and acquire new skills.
  • You’re a team player that knows when to work together and when to fly solo;
  • Tons of energypassionhumour and enthusiasm;
  • Loving the challenges and atmosphere of a young and fast-growing company.


What We Offer

  • The opportunity to work for an exciting company that is disrupting the video environment. 
  • A competitive salary with plenty of extra benefits.
  • The company itself is doing exceptionally well. For career-motivated people, there are opportunities for upward mobility.
  • Nice and passionate colleagues.
  • Flexible hours and possibility of working from home one day a week.
  • Regular and fun team activities.
  • A stimulating work environment. 

About THEOplayer

THEOplayer is a high-impact media solution for media companies around the world,  enabling them to offer exceptional video experiences on any device.

We are recognized and respected by some of the world’s biggest media companies including CNN, NBC, KPN and VRT.  As one of the fastest growing SaaS-based technology companies with a very international, driven and innovative team. THEO Technologies' headquarters are in Leuven (Belgium) with offices in San Francisco (USA), New York (USA) and Singapore.


Send your motivational letter and CV to careers@theoplayer.com. An application where you explain and demonstrate how you will make a difference is much appreciated. We value proven experience, prior success, intelligence and work ethic.

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