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Senior Ruby Engineer - Studio Production Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Twenty years ago Netflix disrupted content delivery by mailing you a DVD for a flat monthly fee. A decade and a billion DVDs shipped later Netflix disrupted content delivery once again and began streaming video on demand. Today, Netflix has become the leading global internet TV service through innovations in content delivery, and we are poised for yet another disruption, this time in content creation.

The Vision

Our team believes that technology can give voice to stories around the world. We empower a small band of creatives to do what no studio has ever done – tell the stories you fall in love with and stay up watching at a scale that the industry has never seen.

The Challenge

$6 billion. That is the amount that Netflix is spending annually on content and the majority of that is going towards Netflix Originals. How can we produce more content than any studio and ensure that content continues to elicit joy in our members? If it’s possible, the Studio Production Engineering team will be behind it, working with content creators to find a way forward in the unknown.

How can you help?

We are looking for a Ruby engineer to help us build reliable, flexible applications that help our Studio and Production Operations teams adapt to a rapidly changing environment. To do that, we do focus on executing quickly and we strive for ever-greater speed, but we’re not firefighters. Though there are plenty of fires, we won’t succeed if we just put them out. We take pride in reacting quickly in pursuit of a broader vision, and that includes ensuring that for every fire we put out, we grow the grass back.

In this role you will...

  • Be product-focused, driving the design, development, and implementation in order to turn a user’s pain-points into simple and elegant solutions that are loved.
  • Continuously improve, we are never satisfied with the state of things, it can always be better.
  • Partner and communicate effectively with teams you work with.
  • Take full ownership of a product or feature from concept to launch.
  • Test the software you write to ensure we deliver the highest quality products.

About you...

  • You have professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • You have experience with front-end languages such as Javascript, HTML, CSS.
  • You have experience designing and developing integration solutions using Web Services (RESTful APIs).
  • You have a successful track record of delivering quality results in complex cross-functional projects.
  • You have a deep understanding of cloud architecture and application deployment.
  • You have the ability to collaborate with users and stakeholders in order to understand pain-points.
  • You have the ability to straddle programming languages and platforms with ease.

Extra credit if...

  • You've created a Ruby Gem.
  • You’ve used Rails Engines.
  • You can explain the GIL to us.
  • You are an open-source contributor.
  • You have integrated a Rails app with one or more third-party services.
  • You have Java experience (for integrations).
  • You have used gRPC in a project.
  • You have a favorite testing framework… hint it’s RSpec.

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.
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.

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.

Want to learn more about Netflix? Visit https://www.netflix.com/