Senior Backend Engineer - Studio Programming Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

How do you spark joy in hundreds of millions of people? It starts with a vision—that technology can give voice to stories around the world. Netflix empowers a small band of creatives to do what no studio has ever done—tell hundreds of stories you fall in love with and stay up binge watching.

As an engineer on the Studio Programming Engineering team, you’ll help us build the future of how the Netflix studio creates and produce shows on a global scale. We partner closely with our data science teams to build beautiful applications that make the studio workflow 10x more efficient.

If you have an eye for software design, a mind for asking questions and synthesizing information into actionable work, and the personality to want to learn from AND teach your teammates - we would like to talk to you.

Our ideal teammate:

  • Has exceptional ability with a variety of OO languages like Ruby, Java or Kotlin
  • Has proven experience building applications and services in a microservices environment
  • Deeply understands good software design patterns mixed with a healthy passion for refactoring and keeping things simple
  • Exercises rigor in automated testing, code quality, and engineering best practices
  • Balances being product focused and engineering quality minded
  • Understands and is thoughtful about tradeoffs
  • Leverages and contributes to open source


  • Polyglot experience with other languages and being able to pick the right tool for the job
  • You’ve read and understood the book Designing Data-Intensive Applications

A few logistical details:

  • This position is located in Los Gatos, CA
  • Remote is not OK
  • We provide relocation benefits
  • We provide visa assistance where possible

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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