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Senior Software Engineer - Japan Partner Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


The Company and Product Strategy:
Instant streaming is a core part of Netflix's strategy for the future. Our first product to support instant streaming to TVs was launched in May 2008 and is now available on 100s of products. Our partnerships include global television makers, like Samsung and Sony, as well as many of the world’s operators, like Comcast, Virgin Media, and Orange. The Netflix Device Platform makes this possible.
 
About the role:
In order to help our partners add the Netflix instant streaming service quickly to their device, we work very closely with these engineering teams to quickly overcome any and all challenges. We are now looking for a senior engineer to take ownership of our most important partners in Japan and help them integrate our SDK into their new products.  The functionality of our platform includes streaming and playback, dynamic UI, security and partner specific adaptation for new types of devices.  In this role, you’ll apply your experience in software development to a wide variety of technical challenges to achieve the goal of helping our Japanese partners bring their products to market on time with the highest quality. Given the focus, this role requires solid Japanese Language skills and the ability to travel to Japan (1 to 2 weeks a quarter) to develop and maintain strong ties with our partners. For more details on the Partner Engineering team, watch this video.

Required skills and attributes:

  • You are fluent in Japanese.
  • You have experience integrating applications into complex embedded platforms.
  • You know what's important when releasing software to partners – ideally, you have worked as a software developer producing as well consuming an SDK.
  • You're comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership.
  • You enjoy working side by side with partners on tough problems. Experience working with Japanese partners is a plus.
  • You are an experienced C++ programmer.
  • You have a deep understanding and appreciation for the complexities of embedded software development.
  • Ideally, you have a deep background in one or more of the following: embedded system development, Linux system-level programming, audio/video playback, embedded graphics and UI programming.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.

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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