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Mission: Ooyala delivers personalized video experiences across all screens and is a leader in video management, publishing, analytics and monetization. Ooyala’s integrated suite of technologies and services give content owners the power to expand audiences through deep insights ...
The Ooyala creative team striking a pose in front of some sweet graffiti they did during a recent offsite. Swing by 1AM SF at the corner of Howard and Mission to check it out before its too late!
Delivering Content That Connects
Ooyala operates one of the world’s largest premium video platforms and a leading ad serving platform. Built with superior analytics capabilities, our personalized cloud TV solutions enable companies to address the rapid transformation of viewer behaviors. We help our customers connect viewers with their interests, audiences with advertising, analytic insights to business strategies, and ultimately, video with revenue.
Shape the future of TV
Ooyala helps the world watch anywhere, anytime, on any device. Today and every day, we build the future. We are global, talented, diverse and spirited. Ooyalans are passionate about building products that touch millions of people everyday. Our teams enjoy an open and collaborative work environment, and we head home each day knowing we’ve helped delight viewers and improve their lives.
Analyze Across Multiple Dimensions
Ooyala IQ gives you the power to uncover value in ways never imagined. Use powerful multi-dimensional analysis to discover untapped audiences; target your investments to growing geographies; and focus your efforts on content that drives revenue.
Identify Your Most Effective Programs
Find your most successful syndication partners, your most effective marketing programs, and your most popular viewer platforms with Ooyala IQ. Player Tracking enables you to use different Player IDs in different situations and quickly identify the programs that are driving the greatest value.
Access Deep Insights
Using Ooyala IQ, you’ll access deep insights into each asset, including: how popular the asset is amongst your users; how viewers enjoy the content by geography, device, traffic source; and whether viewers are really engaging with or just sampling the first few minutes of your video content.
Ooyala works with and empowers companies and brands globally. Vice Media Group is a great example of a company that "Gets Video"
Visit this link to hear it from them.....VICE Understands Engagement
Ooyala has a globlal sales team of over 115 people. Operating in over a dozen of countries. Our Sales Engineering team is an amazing blend of customer facing and engineering skills. We asked Luke (who manages Sales Engineering) what its like to be part of Ooyala's sales team.
"Working at Ooyala means you get to personally create the future of video. Even after only working here a couple weeks I found myself presenting to one of my favorite websites and they loved what we had to offer. That's happened a lot since then and working to make a better video experience on the sites I use, and my friends and family use every day, is hardly work at all! The biggest brands and media companies look to our team, the SE team, to advise them and help them tap into the growing digital video audience. Together with a very successful and incredible sales team we have a lot of fun and find lots of reasons to celebrate. 2014 was a big year for us and for video but the future of digital video is enormous so join us at Ooyala if you want to build it."
Ooyala is growing around the globe....Here are some of the Ooyala Offices!
I have been working at Ooyala full-time (More than 3 years)
I have been at ooyala for the last 3 years. The company has had some challenges. We are on our 3rd CEO, but it's actually a great move for the company. Our acting CEO has been with ooyala many years and I think knows what needs to be done. He has already made some tough decisions, that I hope put ooyala back on the map.
Free lunches and nice work facilities with a gym and on site massages. Fun activities are coming back to the office which is great. Our HR person is really trying to hone into what once was a great culture and she is doing a good job. She genuinely cares about the company and what we are doing.
Good location near Levi stadium, so if you want to go to a concert parking is easy.
Great engineering challenges and room to grow career.
Feel very supported at work every day. Getting to work with world class people makes getting through traffic worth it.
Have had some bumps in the last year, but I see focus ahead. CFO is cutting low hanging fruit from budget and not really seeing the impact of that.
Had no real Eng leadership for almost a year, that has changed with new svp.
Strategy decisions were flandering. Seems to always have bright shiney object.
Advice to Management
Listen to people who have experience in their departments. You might learn something from them.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ooyala (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2016.
1. Resume screening with the recruiter. Standard questions related to your technical background and work experience.
3. Onsite: 6 Rounds of 45 minute interview.
1st Round: Resume screening and questions related to your current projects. I have experience with streaming content and extensive experience with advertisement so 45 minutes went by really fast.
2. Technical round: Pay special attention here. Understand the question before hand because I had hard time understanding the question from the interviewer and had to ask many clarifying questions which he did not like. Also avoid using closure to solve this problem.
Implement a function that accepts continuous stream of speed and a flag(true/false) and print speed when user clicks on a button.
a) user can continuously press button so we may get false positive.
b) There may be some interference in this stream so consider that as well.
3. Lunch interview: Spoke about our projects that we are working on, company culture and things like that.
4. Interview with Product Manager: We spoke about our work style and some of the project that I worked on. He asked me what do I look in a product manager and some other questions.
5. Interview with 2 More Engineers:
a) Design an app for Chess. I do not play chess a lot. But I described basic Data Structure and methods to be used to add functionality.
b) Design an app for TinyURL: Described all the methods that will be used and the API calls.
In the end I asked shall we think of more scenarios and he replied saying don't worry its a good design and you did well.
6. Interview with Hiring manager: He asked me questions related to my background and I asked questions about their eco system.
Overall there was a good communication by recruiter during the entire process. Team is excellent. I did not receive the offer saying that I took longer to understand the problem and solve part of the problem as compared to other candidates. This makes me think that they have heavy emphasis on a single round of interview out of 5 other rounds. I am not concerned about the rejection as I have 3 other offers waiting but this could have been a good fit for both of us.