Imagine Communications

Software Developer

CA-North York
4 months ago(9/28/2017 9:05 AM)
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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

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 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 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 developers and technical leads to design and develop robust designs and components for high- performance critical workflows.



  • Work with an Agile team of software engineers developing the next generation of video compression products.
  • Participate in product definition and design; provide sizing estimates
  • Work closely with the design team and PLM throughout the development process from initial design to software integration
  • Analyze and tune system designs to identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks



Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • 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
  • Strong Java and/or C++ development skills
  • 0 - 8 years professional software development experience
  • Multi-threaded application development experience
  • Ability to analyze, debug, and prototype solutions and accurately document and communicate designs
  • Knowledge of software engineering principles and best practices
  • Proven ability to work independently; designing, developing and deploying solutions, and to deliver projects on time with minimal direction
  • Excellent team player
  • Versatile & adaptable to new tools & challenges
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Well-developed oral & written communication skills
  • Linux OS experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Software development on Linux and familiarity with commercial Linux distributions.
  • Experience in networking protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, SSH)
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is an advantage:
    • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video and audio compression;
    • Knowledge on IP Routing protocols, Layer-2 & Layer-3 switches and routers;
    • Digital Video formats including: NTSC, PAL, SDI, HD-SDI, UHD.
  • Agile software development practices – XP, Kanban or Scrum.
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment environments.
  • Distributed systems or scalable enterprise software systems.
  • Experience with common scripting and automation languages like Python, Ruby, and Perl


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