Software Engineer Recruitment

October 05, 2016

About NMR

Founded in 1992, New Media Research (NMR) is a leading media technology solutions provider and software developer, with offices in London and New York. With a research led approach and unique knowledge base we have earned industry wide acclaim for delivering innovative media technology solutions.

We develop and deploy bespoke and integrated solutions for media asset management (MAM), intelligent tiered storage and workflow, post-production, multi-channel ingest & playout, and content delivery systems. Our solutions enable teams to create, collaborate, control and deliver video content to their audiences.

Digital media technology is seeing the rapid convergence of ‘traditional’ broadcast systems, IT infrastructure and modern web technologies. We provide the integration glue to create complex media workflows. Successful projects include those for national and international broadcasters, global advertising agencies, and post-production departments of some of the world’s most recognisable brands.

About the role

In December 2016 we will commence an 18 month piece of work funded by the EU to create a suite of commercially available real-time content analysis and processing applications. Your role will be to the lead the development and integration effort on this project and work with our consortium partners in Austria, Germany and Sweden to deliver the goods.

In addition, you’ll be working on many client projects, from public facing applications to internal engineering tools and integrating the software we sell with third-party systems and services. We are focussed on delivering tools and applications to improve the workflow experiences for our customers and provide insightful business intelligence tasks. We care about system stability and providing excellent customer support. We like to build quickly and evolve and try to find a good balance between predictable stability and rapid development.

You’ll cover both backend services mostly in Python (Django), and front-end in HTML/Javascript (Angular 1/React) along with integrations to RESTful web services.

We work with the Vidispine content management platform and Cantemo media asset management software as well as a host of supporting media technologies, which we deploy on-premise, in the cloud or a combination of both.


Competitive salary, flexible working hours, performance-related equity & bonuses opportunities.


We're looking for someone who:

  • Is excited by the chance to build something new as part of a small team with a startup mentality within an ever-changing market?
  • Enjoys coding in multiple languages across different platforms?
  • Knows how to make a pull-request (and provide feedback on others)?
  • Comfortable working on a Mac but deploying to Linux servers?
  • Familiar with cloud services but also self-hosted FOSS alternatives.?
  • Thinks every good feature deserves a unit test or two?
  • Believes in refactoring (tomorrow will come)?
  • Has opinions on product design

Ideally, you have years of software development experience across backend systems and the web. Experience with media technologies is a bonus.

NMR is based in central London, so you must have the existing right to work within the UK (we cannot currently sponsor a work visa), but there will be opportunities to travel to exciting places to experience the product and meet users.

If you would like to learn more before applying, please do email us at (no agencies please).

Closing date for applications is Friday 14th October, 2016.