Senior Researcher - Video Optimization

Technology | Beijing, P.R. China | Full-Time

Travel Required: Yes | People Manager: No

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. We’re looking for great people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking and embracing fun. It’s a mission that takes some serious smarts, intense curiosity and determination to be the best. Come be part of the team that’s powering play.


Content is core to Hulu’s business and success. At Hulu we build lasting, large-scale solutions to power a service used by tens of millions of users, accessing videos across a large footprint of devices. The video optimization team strives to produce the highest quality video delivery experience over the Internet. The team is responsible for researching edge-cutting video technologies, building high efficiency encoding platform, as well as developing smooth video streaming services. Video optimization team is seeking for a researcher who will be an exceptional addition to our team. As a researcher in video optimization team, you will work together with a group of talented people to improve Hulu’s core video coding and streaming pipeline. The right person for this role is a passionate video technology pioneer, a problem solver, and an innovator. If you are someone who wants to play a key role in innovating world-class video coding and streaming experience, this will be a great opportunity for you.     


  • Conduct research work on new video coding technologies
  • Develop and conduct visual quality assessment
  • Work close with other researchers / devs to optimize the video encoding pipeline
  • Participate and follow multimedia standard meetings and forums


  • PhD or master in Information Science / Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Software Engineering and other relevant majors
  • Knowledge and expertise in video coding, video quality assessment or video processing
  • knowledge in video coding standard such as H.264, HEVC, VP9, AVS, AV1
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Familiar with at least one programming language such as C/C++, Python
  • Passion for technology and open to interdisciplinary work; highly motivated, independent and proactive
  • Language requirement: Chinese proficiency is required; good written and oral communication in English


  • Experience in video encoder optimization, familiar with video coding platforms such as x264, x265, HM, WebM
  • Experience in subjective video quality assessment and related research
  • Experience in participating multimedia standard meetings, including but not limited to MPEG, VCEG, AVS, AOM, VQEG, DASH
  • Experience in VR / 360-degree video capture, compression, transmission and rendering
  • Familiar with technologies of video/image processing and analyzing
  • Experience in multimedia related patent filing and/or academic conference paper authoring


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