Rust Software Engineer

Job description

Second Spectrum, a division of Genius Sports

Remote - United States


What We Do

  • Sportstech

Data capture, management and analysis tools that help leagues run their sport, unlock new revenue streams, and protect the integrity of their competitions.

  • Video

Fully automated streaming technology, production and distribution services that help showcase sports to the world.

  • Sportsbook

Everything a sportsbook operator needs to manage their operation and grow profits – all powered by the finest live sports data available.

  • Media & Engagement

We help brands and publishers engage and monetise sports fans with personalised campaigns and content they will love.


What You’ll Get To Do:

Design and develop our real-time video ingestion and tracking systems that deliver data to thousands of football and basketball games. Specifically, you will

  • ​​Build our new low-latency, high-reliability video delivery and ingestion system (Rust, FFMPEG).
  • Optimize our real-time tracking system and integrate new computer vision algorithms into it in collaboration with other teams (Rust, C++).
  • Maintain and be on-call for our next-generation and legacy capture systems (C++, Rust, Golang, FFMPEG).

Our Work Environment and What You Will Benefit From:

  • Cutting-edge products to work on for major professional sports leagues and teams.
  • Team-oriented engineering habits and software engineering best practices (readable, maintainable, and efficient code).
  • Flat hierarchy and collaborative management led by highly-qualified technical leads.
  • Innovative and dynamic environment, which encourages self-development and opportunities to make an impact.
  • Multicultural team with employees based across several countries (e.g., Switzerland, Denmark, France, United States).
  • Flexible working culture

We Offer

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on location. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.

Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other status protected by applicable law)

Job requirements

What You Have:

  • 3+ years of industrial experience working on high-performant and/or video systems.
  • Proficiency with Rust design-patterns and high-performant systems programming.
  • Experience with cameras, low-level device integration, codecs, transport protocols, and video data.
  • You must be fluent in Git and at ease working in Linux.
  • You are a curious team player who enjoys cooperating with others and communicates well.

About Second Spectrum

Second Spectrum is building the next way of seeing sports. We deliver unique and innovative solutions through unparalleled capabilities in machine understanding of sports.

  • We are the official tracking and analytics provider of the English Premier League, NBA, and MLS and have numerous clients across multiple sports at the team, league, and media level.

  • We developed a real-time video augmentation pipeline that powers the innovative content featured in products like the award-winning Clippers CourtVision, and has also been used by ESPN, Turner Sports, BT Sport, FOX, and International NBA League Pass.

  • We produce the most accurate tracking data with the fastest high-quality output by leveraging the most automated and extensible solution in the market.

We are constantly innovating. We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced, and that the work to make this happen has just begun.

A Bit About Genius Sports

Genius Sports is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media.

Our mission is to champion a more sustainable sports data ecosystem that benefits all parties - from the rights holder all the way through to the fan.

We are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organisations globally, capturing the highest quality data for many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, English Premier League, Serie A, FIBA and the NCAA.

From enabling leagues to take control of their official data, to creating immersive fan experiences for sports, betting and media organisations, we are driven to the deliver the difference for our partners.

As a general approach, we interview for aptitude over specific technologies or languages. Please be prepared to speak to anything listed on your resume or in your portfolio.