Senior/Principal Innovation Engineer

Leuven, Belgium (Europe)



About THEO Technologies

THEO is a deep tech B2B company, on a mission to shape the rapidly evolving online video landscape. The media industry that we have long known is rapidly changing. Media consumption patterns have shifted towards online video. As a company we provide high-impact media solutions for media companies around the world that enables them to offer exceptional video experiences across any device.

With our flagship product THEOplayer, used by tier 1 media companies worldwide, we are a recognised market leader in the video playback domain. The company has been awarded the Streaming Media Reader's Choice Award in the Video Player category for the last 3 years running (2017, 2018, 2019), confirming its game changing role.

THEO was awarded the Fastest Growing Technology Company in the Media and Entertainment Category in the Belgian Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Awards in both 2018 and 2019.

Our culture is based on trust, high performance and self-development where we believe in a more organic culture with the right balances and motivations.


Job Description

As a Senior/Principal Innovation Engineer at THEO Technologies, you participate in our industrial research activities leading up to THEO's world-class products.

You 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 & 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 follow new trends and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies.
  • 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 get the opportunity to mentor juniors;

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Senior 7+ years (or Principal 12+ years) of relevant experience (as developer, as support engineer, as technology specialist, as research engineer, …).

  • Master or PhD in computer science, engineering, or related field…
  • You are passionate about new technologies. You like experimenting.
  • Experienced in common software engineering practices.
  • Knowledge of web and mobile technologies and the bridges between them;
  • Knowledge of software architecture is a big plus (especially for senior roles).
  • Experience of 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 energypassionhumor and enthusiasm;
  • Loving the challenges and atmosphere of a young and fast-growing company.

What We Offer

  • A versatile full-time job in the animated city Leuven.
  • A competitive salary with plenty of extra benefits.
  • The opportunity to work for an exciting start-up conquering the world.
  • A place to learn and get in touch with the cutting edge of online video.
  • The company itself is doing exceptionally well. For career-motivated people, there will be upward mobility.
  • stimulating working environment.
  • Nice and passionate colleagues.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Regular and fun team activities.

Does this sound interesting to you?

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