Trevor Hunsaker

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Engineer & Manager

(801) 335-9381
Trevor Hunsaker
Effective, audience-specific technical communication
Designing effective solutions to streaming video problems
Managing a remote-first distributed development team
Collaborating across multiple timezones (USA, Israel)
Fairplay, Widevine
VAST, VMAP, Server-side Ad Insertion
Freewheel SmartXML
Python, Django, JavaScript
Linux, Win, OS X
Professional Experience
Director, Software Dev Engineering
Verizon Media, Media Platform
Sept 2019 - Present
  • Core member of "Video Rethink Project" tasked with reimagining platform's core design approaches (eg. turn monolith into microservice)
  • Participating on the Change Advisory Board, tasked with evaluating safety of deploys
  • Managing team of 14 developers
  • Continued responsibility for player-facing APIs listed in "Sr. Manager" section below
  • Lead designer of new features:
    • Dynamic Graphic Overlays
    • Content Recommendation Engine Integration
    • Personalized Timed Metadata in Manifests (OMSDK)
      • Inventor on patent 11,418,854: Milestone determination associated with video presentation
  • Primary stakeholder for ad beacon integration testing framework
Sr. Manager, Software Dev Engineering
Verizon Digital Media Services
May 2017 - Sept 2019
  • Managing team of 10 developers, supporting on-demand and live streaming playback for customers such as ESPN, Discovery, Disney, ABC, and Fox.
  • Responsible for player-facing APIs which:
    • Generate dynamic, personalized HLS & DASH manifests
    • Communicate with ad servers, insert personalized ads directly into the stream, and pass ad info to players
    • Perform per-viewer server-side ad beaconing
    • Serve authenticated requests for video decryption keys / DRM licenses
  • Above APIs work at scale, serving more than 1.5 million concurrent viewers
  • Grew the team from 6 to 10 members
Software Engineer
Verizon Digital Media Services (previously Uplynk)
September 2014 - May 2017
  • Team Lead for dynamic HLS & DASH manifest generation & server-side ads communications
  • Built FairPlay Streaming (FPS) key server implementation
  • Initial architect of dynamic DASH manifest generator
  • Initial architect of Widevine license server integration
  • Architect of ESNI (SCTE 224) ingest and playback system (personalized blackouts)
  • Inventor on patent 10,572,909: Hybrid Client-Side Beacon Tracking
  • Refactored API code to make it more easily extensible
Web Developer
Spillman Technologies
January 2009 - August 2014
  • Architected and built user- and SEO-friendly CMS for website in Django. Expanded later to handle multiple domains. was live within one-week of receiving Photoshop mockups
  • Designed and built intranet web-apps: Call Report, Employee Wellness Program, HR Job Req Tracker, License Tracker, Server Dashnoard, IT Quotes
  • Deployment and custom integration of Customer Portal for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
  • Automated deployments using Fabric
  • Took over maintenance and development of ASP.NET/C# intranet apps: Timecard, Condo Reservation
  • Maintain extant PHP codebase, add features. Administer 3rd party PHP apps: phpBB, activeCollab, Testlink
  • Designed/Built new website site features: Customer File Exchange, Registrations
  • Server administration (Linux) for website and intranet (Apache, MySQL)
Architectural Illustrator
Cooper Roberts Simonsen Associates
July 2007 - October 2008
  • Design/Create 3D Visualizations
  • Coordinate multiple deadlines
  • Color correct for multiple output devices
Talent Manager
L-3 Communications
Feburary 2007 - July 2007
  • Create HTML/JavaScript/Flash training modules for employees
  • Team Javascript Lead
Media Development Specialist
L-3 Communications
February 2004 - February 2007
  • 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Animation, Compositing
  • Graphic Design (posters, fliers, brochures, magazine ads, tradeshow displays)
  • Coordinate multiple deadlines
Distinctions & Sundry Notables
  • Certified Widevine Implementation Partner
  • SANS: GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester
  • MCTS: SharePoint Server 2007, Configuration
  • Honorable Mention: Utah Film Commission Commercial Contest 2004
  • Director's Choice, Motion Graphics: University of Utah Digital Media Festival 2005
  • Eagle Scout, Scout Master
  • Youth Soccer Coach
B.A. Digital Media, University of Utah, December 2004