MovieLab
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Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc.

Careers

Please feel free to send your resume to jobs@movielabs.com. See our current job openings below.

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Transform your career!

Are you itching to make a difference? We are looking to for bright, creative, innovative, and risk-taking professionals. MovieLabs seeks top talented people who want to make a difference and contribute to the transition in digital media.

With offices in both Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, professionals work with a broad spectrum of innovative, entrepreneurial and mission-driven professionals - from the technology groups in the studios, to top-tier venture capitalists, to technology innovators and researchers in both the public and private sectors.

MovieLabs is committed to creating an exciting and rewarding professional experience for its employees. Join us and transform your career, today.

What's in it for me?

We are currently in startup mode and putting together the best team, who can help from day one formulate the goals and directions of MovieLabs. That's why we work hard to keep our compensation and benefits programs attractive to the talent we need to be successful today and in the future. As a result, we offer a wide variety of benefits that help employees at every stage of their lives. Transform your career today.

Current Job Openings

Research Systems Administrator/Bit of a hacker

MovieLabs is looking for a talented individual to join a small team in Palo Alto focused on investigating technologies for distributing and monetizing movies and TV.

Description

The position is what you make of it!  

If you think of yourself as someone who is flexible; a bit of a hacker; knows how to program or script; has edited a video (e.g., Final Cut); could configure Amazon S3/AWS; likes media; enjoys setting up and playing with equipment; taking on various projects, and learning new technologies please apply. 

We are looking for a research assistant who has the talent to a handle individual projects in the area of media usage across the internet. Since we are a small team, the right individual will have the ability to take on more responsibility and manage interesting and diverse projects. 

The ideal individual will be independent and versatile. The job is a combination assisting in diverse research projects as well as keeping the IT infrastructure of the organization going strong. 

Background could be IT, media production, quality assurance or other multidisciplinary roles. 

Responsibilities 

The well-defined part of the position is keeping the infrastructure up and running. If done well, this is a small part of the job--the rest is projects. More specifically:

  • Small projects in the area of investigation of new media services and internet backbone usage 
  • Full responsibility for MovieLabs small infrastructure: website, VOIP, and IP, internal connectivity, etc. 
  • Troubleshoot network, software, and hardware issues on computers, servers, cloud services, and media equipment 
  • Implementation of upgrades across equipment suite 
  • Manage and provision cloud servers including DB admin 
  • Purchase equipment as needed to test various configurations primarily in the area of streaming media 
  • Configure and test multi-media equipment 

Desired Experience (the more the better, but candidates are not expected to know all) 

  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, DHCP, FTP, P2P etc. 
  • Understanding of network topologies 
  • Ability to script (PHP, perl, understanding of regular expressions, etc.). 
  • Linux admin knowledge important; cloud (EC2 or comparable) great. 
  • DB admin a plus, as is SQL query scripting Understanding of media technology including home theater, video editing tools, etc. a strong plus 
  • Understanding of file sharing technologies (This is one of the few jobs where knowing how to pirate video is an asset)

Senior Security Engineer/Researcher

We are looking for exceptional software engineers to join our small team working in emerging areas of digital media. This position could be based in either our Silicon Valley or Los Angeles office, and requires a moderate amount of travel.

Description

As our lead expert on security, you will apply your knowledge and interest in content and network security to fund research, guide product development at our partners, evaluate new products and partner with startups related to digital media.

You love to tinker and have a vast knowledge of multiple technologies including software, security, codecs, media formats, consumer electronics and network infrastructure. You appreciate the importance of privacy and usability to consumers and are comfortable evaluating technologies on their market and business viability. You can wax on about the shortcomings of any technology, but can also see the power and potential of each.

Responsibilities

  • Choose key technologies to improve the way consumers enjoy and studios distribute content.
  • Evaluate project ideas for both technical merit and commercial potential.
  • Assess capabilities and potential of research groups and startup teams.
  • Follow trends and developments in content and network security.
  • Consult with studio technical staff on new technologies.
  • Predict the future and identify emerging areas for new projects.

Requirements

  • MS or PhD (preferred) in Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • Deep and broad knowledge of content and network security.
  • 10 or more years experience in engineering and product development related to security.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A dynamic personality, intense curiosity and ability to think differently.

Desired Experience

  • Experience performing technical due diligence and evaluating intellectual property and patents.
  • Experience designing, building or cracking Digital Rights Management and identity management systems

Senior Multimedia Networking Engineer/Researcher

We are looking for exceptional software engineers to join our small team working in emerging areas of digital media. This position could be based in either our Silicon Valley or Los Angeles locations, and requires a moderate amount of travel.

Description

As our lead expert on networking, you will apply your knowledge and interest in networking and multimedia to fund research, guide product development at our partners, evaluate new products and partner with startups related to digital media.

You love to tinker and have a vast knowledge of multiple technologies including network protocols, QoS, bandwidth shaping, P2P networks, IPV6, mobile networks, home networking standards, media formats, media streaming, codecs and consumer electronics. You appreciate the importance of privacy and usability to consumers and are comfortable evaluating technologies on their market and business viability. You can wax on about the shortcomings of any technology, but can also see the power and potential of each.

Responsibilities

  • Choose key technologies to improve the way consumers enjoy and studios distribute content.
  • Evaluate project ideas for both technical merit and commercial potential.
  • Assess capabilities and potential of research groups and startup teams.
  • Follow trends and developments in communication and networking.
  • Consult with studio technical staff on new technologies.
  • Predict the future and identify emerging areas for new projects.

Requirements

  • MS or PhD (preferred) in Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • Deep and broad knowledge of networking, from infrastructure to consumer.
  • 10 or more years experience in engineering and product development related to networking.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A dynamic personality, intense curiosity and ability to think differently.

Desired Experience

  • Experience performing technical due diligence and evaluating intellectual property and patents.
  • Experience designing or building P2P network protocols or clients.
  • Experience designing or building media players.