Imagine Communications

Sr. Software Developer

CA-ON-North York
4 weeks ago
Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time

Company Overview

Every day, Imagine Communications is delivering billions of media moments all over the world — anywhere, anytime and on any device.


Imagine Communications delivers innovative, end-to-end media software and networking solutions to over 3,000 customers in more than 185 countries, including the top broadcast facilities and the most technologically advanced sports and live-event venues. Today, we’re driving an industry transformation by investing deeply in a new generation of media enabled by IP, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and software-defined networks.


At Imagine Communications, groundbreaking work is part of our everyday environment.  All our employees play a vital role in our organization, helping the media industry enable instant access to moments that matter.  Wherever your skills fit in our business — from engineering and sales to service and support — you’ll find you gain much more than just a job. At Imagine Communications, you’ll gain the opportunity to contribute to the transformation that’s taking place in the way the world is consuming media.


If you’re looking to join a market leader and take your career to the next level, contact us today!

Specific duties include but are not limited to

Our Software Developers are detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex problems and delivering leading edge software products for our customers.  We are looking for an exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and who has the passion and skills to take our product offerings to the next level.


You are an accomplished senior developer, with applied knowledge of object-oriented design with appropriate use of best practices, design patterns, and frameworks and an appreciation of the implication of software designs and implementation choices on application performance, scalability and maintainability. You have great problem solving skills. You have a proven track record of implementing drivers for the Linux platform with some exposure to Windows device driver development.


You will work in a collaborative team environment that encourages you to perform at your best, and challenges you to engineer elegant solutions to complex problems. You will work with other senior developers and technical leads to design and develop robust software drivers and components for high- performance critical workflows.



  • Identify, implement and deliver technical solutions
  • Participate in product definition and design; provide sizing estimates
  • Work closely with the design team throughout the development process from initial design to software integration
  • Analyze and tune system designs to identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++
  • Experience with common scripting and automation languages like Python, Ruby, and Perl
  • Solid foundation in computer science with in-depth understanding of system architecture, object oriented design, concurrent programming, inter-process communication, operating systems and network fundamentals
  • Experience developing highly scalable, multi-threaded applications
  • Ability to analyze, debug, and prototype solutions and accurately document and communicate designs
  • Video / Audio compression formats: h.264, VC-1, MPEG2, etc.
  • Image formats: Color spaces, bit depths, encodings, etc.
  • Media streaming technologies
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C++, C#, JavaScript, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud configuration management tools
  • Experience with Agile project methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Familiarity with broadcast industry concepts like timecode, SDI, PAL/NTSC/HD, VBI, ancillary data, subtitles, etc.


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