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Okay, so you’re smart and talented and loyal and have an incredible work ethic. You’ve got a great personality and actually like interacting with other humans. You could work anywhere, right?
Consider thePlatform. Why? It’s simple. If you’re like us, you want the same thing out of work life that we do—to work with a crowd of fun-loving, over-achieving geniuses developing cool, cutting-edge technology. Life’s too short to waste your talent on something mediocre, right?
We won’t do a comparison between where you’ve worked before and thePlatform – every place is unique. But here’s a little bit about why thePlatform is so great, in our humble opinion.
We’re a smart and passionate bunch: We live technology. We practice Agile methodology using scrum which combines rapid, test-driven development, collaboration, and a dearth of boredom. Projects change quickly and there’s always something new to learn or do. Our teammates are driven, high-performing, and creative. We can see the fruits of our labor every day. And we’re modest to boot.
We’re about the We, not Me: We don’t point fingers and scream if we find ourselves challenged. We support each other. Challenges actually make us band together and work harder. We’re proud of our work and take care of our customers; we won’t deploy anything we aren’t dang near 100% sure about. Our executive team is made up of smart business people and care about their company and its employees like we were family (which we are, in a way).
We’re stable: We have a great parent company and never have to worry about where our next pencil or paycheck is coming from. We have security now and in the future.
We’re fun: Sounds cliché, but it’s true. We take lunches. We bike to work. We go for runs in the afternoon. We work out. We have the requisite free soft drinks and Jelly Bellys. We start work at a decent time and leave at a reasonable hour. And we have well-planned and valuable company events which are all about cutting loose and celebrating successes.
Is this your Utopia? That’s for you to decide, but know this: once you walk through our front door, meet the people who work here, and learn more about what we do, you’ll get it.
So what, exactly, do we do?
We’re a behind the scenes software company, who help some of the biggest Cable, Pay TV Operators and Content owners throughout the world better manage and publish their broadband videos. Our products and services make content management more efficient, by streamlining and condensing workflows, and automating the end-to-end publishing process. We’re also helping our customers push the envelope and bring TV into a new dimension.
Read our blog.
Our customers genuinely value what we do for them. After all, that’s why we’re here.
Check our Products page on our website for more on our story.
“Working at thePlatform is like having the perfect mullet. It's a great blend of business and fun, and people around you wish their hair was as cool as yours.” - Brad Nieto - Customer Solutions Manager
One reason I find working at thePlatform rewarding is the unflagging dedication to integrity. It’s almost automatic, a value that we hold dear at all levels and across all roles. We don’t have to have a discussion about this; it’s just the way we roll. – Eric Holbrook- Technical Account Manager
I like working for the thePlatform as a software engineer because I am not on pager duty. I have the power to implement 24x7 software services which are supportable by more than a hand full of individuals. Alfred Stappenbeck- Lead Software Engineer
I like working at the Platform as a Software Engineer because I am encouraged to be innovative and creative. –Ed Graham- Sr Software Engineer
“I’ve been at thePlatform since the start, and it’s still fun. Working in online video is just intrinsically cool, we’ve got an incredible blue-chip customer list, and the people you’ll work with are all incredibly smart and committed. It’s a blast!- Alan Ramaley- CTO
We’re continually evaluating existing and future benefits, with the well-being of every employee in mind. We want to reward our employees for a job well done, and make it easier for them to balance their work and personal lives. Our employees benefit from the company’s association with Comcast, of which thePlatform is a subsidiary: a stock purchase plan, an employee referral reward program, and free cable are available to all employees.
Quick summary of benefits
• Company bonuses
• 401k where we match 100% up to 4.5% of your contribution!
• 21 days paid time off + 7 paid holidays
• Great medical, dental, vision insurance for you and your family
• Comcast Restricted Stock Units
• Employee Stock Purchasing Plan
• Free Comcast Cable and Internet
• $15 Metro cards
• Flex Spending Account
• Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Awesome central downtown location
• Great people to work with
• An actual work/life balance!
We are looking for exceptional people to join us at thePlatform. We hire people who are crazy smart, who communicate well, who collaborate openly, and who like learning new things.
So what makes working at thePlatform so good? Here are a few reasons why:
Everybody’s opinion counts
We understand that there are many ways to do things
We constantly challenge ourselves to learn and innovate
We heavily promote from within
We align people with the projects and assignments that they enjoy and excel at
People are approachable at all levels of the company
All roles collaborate inter departmentally
We invite you to take a look at our current job openings below and encourage you to apply.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at thePlatform full-timePros
Although the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast it still maintains independence and creativity. This shines through both from the quality of personnel and the 'platform lifestyle'.
Good work/life balance.
For anybody that has worked at small companies or in a junior position at a large company I would strongly recommend trying out thePlatform for a couple years. It is an interesting mix of startup and enterprise.Cons
There is a significant set of existing applications/products and designs that need updating to be 'cloud ready'.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Often business growth happens in stair step patterns and not linearly. Keep the priority on the cloud initiative - once you are over that hurdle there will be a radical acceleration in the ability to develop new features/products and have even higher levels of availability.
Consider a formal strategy for deprecating older products/features, trying to carry so much forward creates a hidden cost on new development and makes things more complex and fragile than they need to be.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at thePlatform.Interview Details
I applied for the job online and the HR was very responsive, the next day I got a call to setup and interview and she was very intelligent and savvy. Next step was with the technical interview, it was disappointing, clearly the interviewer didn't bother read my resume and asked me generic questions, at the end he was surprised by my level of expertise yet he failed to realize I already have relevant experience in my resume. When it came to be my turn to ask him questions, he failed to understand my questions and appeared annoyed by them. While thePlatform has great people, I will be careful about whom I would report to.Interview Questions
Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- None really... it was all text book questions :) Answer Question
thePlatform is the leading provider of online video publishing and management solutions. Media companies rely on our cloud-based video platform as their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of internet video views each year. thePlatform’s services provide unmatched versatility for designing and supporting streaming video businesses on PCs...
Mission: We are driven to provide the best in class Video Management Service to our customers from our 99.99% uptime guarantee to the highest quality customer service experience.