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Senior Software Engineer, Studio Engineering Backend


Last Updated: 6/25/22

Job Description

*This is a remote-inclusive role and we are open to considering candidates based in North America, +/- 3 hrs of PST* At Netflix, we want to entertain the world and are constantly innovating on how entertainment is imagined, created and delivered to a global audience. We currently stream content in more than 30 languages in 190 countries, topping over 220 million paid subscribers and are expanding into new forms of entertainment such as gaming. Engineering teams within Netflix work hard every day to scale and innovate this content production and member experience in an ever-growing complex software landscape.
Our Team Studio Engineering builds the products and services used by our internal and external creative partners planning, producing and managing our global content. Our products enable the entire workflow of content investment and production, from the initial pitch of a title all the way releasing the final content on the Netflix service for play also known as pitch-to-play, and provide innovative new ways to develop and manage entertainment at scale. We deliver solutions that enable the business to make smart decisions about how we account, plan, and acquire content. We help make as many titles as we can, as quickly as we can, being smart about timelines, budgets and scarce resources. We deliver our shows to launch on the streaming service bringing joy to members watching titles they love. We do this by forecasting our content budget, automating and optimizing the content production process, globalizing our content with dubbing and subtitles, creating promotional artwork and video assets, and managing the launch of titles and marketing campaigns of our content on and off the service. With an increasing slate of original content, including shows, films, and games being produced every year, our products manage billions of dollars worth of content-spend. In 2022 alone, we’re spending over $15 billion on content spanning a wide variety of genres and languages such as TV series, documentaries, and feature films. We are looking for backend engineers to build the technologies that allow us to scale our studio efforts across the globe, and do so effectively and efficiently!
What skills & experience we’re seeking:

    • Designing, Building and Operating backend software systems involving APIs
    • Effective communication and collaboration with cross functional partners such as Engineering, Design, Product Mgmt, and the Studio or association Productions
    • Ability to navigate ambiguity, explore creative solutions, and deliver high quality solutions that drive business impact
    • Experience in Java or other object oriented languages (ex: Ruby, C++, GoLang, Python)
    • Experience with data modeling and relational & non-relational datastores.
What are some nice-to-haves?
    • Passion for the media industry and making a positive impact on the daily lives of business and content creators bringing stories to life.
    • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP.
    • Excel in developing microservice-based distributed systems with high availability, performance, and reliability.
If this sounds exciting to you we would love to hear from you! Netflix is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build diverse teams from all walks of life. We offer a unique culture of freedom and responsibility with a clear long-term view. We recommend reading through these to understand what working at Netflix and on this team is like.
Helpful Resources The following are additional sources of information for deeper context on the organization, teams, domain problems and solutions:

Studio Technologies Overall TechBlog: Netflix Studio Engineering Overview YouTube: Netflix Studio Engineering Talks

Company Details

Los Gatos, California, United States is building the world’s leading internet TV network, offering great films and series that push the boundaries of storytelling and delight members of all ages and tastes across the world. To achieve this we’ve assembled top-notch creative teams to find those inventive storytellers and high caliber technical teams to create the...