Vimeo is hiring an

Application Engineer, Video Player

New York, United States

The Vimeo player is not just an online video player — it's a work of art. Well, that's going a bit far, but it *is* built to showcase the gorgeous videos people worldwide are creating. Our obsessive attention to detail in our player is apparent down to the border radius, and our player's iconic minimal aesthetic makes it special enough to spot a mile away. If you're dying to take part in building a player that's second to none, we're dying to hear from you.


  • Write clean and reusable code using the latest HTML5 video streaming technologies
  • Collaborate with a team of talented designers and other engineers to build award-winning work
  • Constantly work to improve the performance, usability, and overall experience of Vimeo’s video player
  • Maintain Vimeo’s video player features, while building the next big thing
  • Grow both technically and professionally in an awesome environment with tons of development opportunities to learn and do more 


  • Mastery of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS and SASS
  • Dev experience within a dynamic web environment (Python, PHP, Node.JS, etc.)
  • Solid background in object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • An obsessive approach to testing across browsers and platforms
  • A strong eye for product design and interactivity with unwavering attention to detail
  • Ability to influence and persuade on engineering best practices across all levels and teams
  • BA or equivalent required


  • Knowledge or experience with DASH, HLS and/or other HTML5 streaming technologies
  • Experience or knowledge of Semver with a track record of good commit messages
  • Capable of writing beautiful JavaScript code independently of any framework or 3rd party library
  • Consistently keeping up with current JavaScript trends such as VR, WebGL and 360 Video
  • Strong portfolio or public code (Github, Bitbucket, etc.)


Vimeo's engineering team is responsible for ensuring our site and apps continue to perform above and beyond industry standards for our users worldwide. We work tirelessly to improve Vimeo’s user, desktop, and mobile web and native app experiences. Some of the our team’s most notable achievements include a complete rebuild of the Vimeo player to embrace open web standards and default to HTML5, and building the very first video-sharing site to support high-definition (HD) uploading and playback. 


Vimeo’s mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible and with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world’s leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. We’d love to welcome you to both our team, and our community.

Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, Inc is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).