Staff Software Engineer, CMS @ Crunchyroll - Culver City, CA

Job Overview

24 days ago

Staff Software Engineer, CMS

Crunchyroll - Culver City, CA

Who We Are

We're a cast of characters working to shine a spotlight on anime. Crunchyroll is an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for fans through content (licensed, co-produced, originals, distribution), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. Visit our About Us pages for more information about our collection of brands.

Location: Los Angeles

The intersection of media and technology is our sweet spot and we are fortunate to be headquartered at the epicenter of the creative economy - Los Angeles. This office houses many of our corporate functions and cross-functional teams tasked with creating exceptional experiences for our passionate communities.

About The Team

Our engineers are pioneering in tools and technologies to efficiently build outstanding user experiences across more than 10 platforms for multiple brands. We work closely with innovative design, user-experience, and user-testing teams to deliver dynamic experiences. Video is at the core of our streaming service, and we partner with other content operations, video infrastructure and client teams. We manage metadata and ensure it is available at scale to millions of our anime fans. Our team also supports both external partners and internal stakeholders end-to-end, as content is ingested, organized and distributed within our applications and to other parties. Come join us!

About You:

  • Experience developing and leading the highest priority initiatives, delivering on customer satisfaction while also meeting business expectations
  • Experience working in the media & entertainment space, building highly scalable, enjoyable user experiences, and are familiar with the intricacies required for streaming video
  • Skilled Typescript / Javascript engineer
  • Understand cloud and system components, profile bottlenecks and eager to re-design & re-architect the system.
  • Enjoy working with engineering teams on day-to-day delivery blockers, listening to issues faced within teams, and providing unbiased, business focused solutions
  • Strong development and architectural instincts
  • You code and build quality and scalable software taking on the hardest problems that can be used by others
  • Your documentation sets the standard for all engineers in the organization
  • You lead through influence versus authority, you know how to navigate difficult subjects and resolve contentious issues.
  • You advocate for the creation of new software only when it is necessary, and you can determine when to build a solution versus when to use off the shelf components
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining cloud native infrastructure
  • Ability to lead investigations into failing critical business processes while delegating work to individuals and providing appropriate communication with key partners
  • Unwavering confidence in the face of uncertainty, capable of guiding teams to success by examining risks and providing unique solutions


  • Golang development experience
  • Streaming/Content Management engineering expertise
  • Worked at a streaming media company

A day in the life:

  • Work with engineers, product managers, and project managers to implement new features across Crunchyroll's CMS
  • Improve the scalability of our services through proper planning and load testing
  • Improve the availability of our platform through better monitoring, performance reporting, and error reporting
  • Improve the server response times of our APIs by profiling, identifying, and eliminating bottlenecks
  • Consider system security in every design decision
  • Work with operations to evaluate new infrastructure
  • Research and generate ways to serve our customers
  • Plan, analyze, and optimize to help our team growth
  • Support and improve internal processes
  • Collaborate with other teams within the company


  • Competitive salary
  • "Use What You Need" time away from work policy
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Support program for new parents
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers


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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

Our Company Values

You'll see these in action if we're lucky enough to have you:

  • Courage - When we overcome fear, we enable our best selves.
  • Curiosity - We are curious, which is the gateway to empathy, inclusion, and understanding.
  • Service - We serve our community with humility, enabling joy and belonging for others.
  • Kaizen - We have a growth mindset committed to constant forward progress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

#LifeAtCrunchyroll #LI-Hybrid

The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Crunchyroll’s Total Rewards offerings for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, employer matched retirement savings, time-off programs, and progressive health benefits and perks.

Pay Transparency - Culver City, CA

$158,000—$196,000 USD

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