Engineering Manager, Developer and Tester Experience

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

The Developer and Tester Experience team is focused on helping engineers around the world design and deploy Netflix capabilities quickly, with the highest levels of quality.  We do this by deploying and operating tools and technologies that allow engineers to rapidly bring the Netflix experience to new platforms and architectures like smart TVs, set-top boxes, and streaming sticks in a way that brings joy to our viewers.  The results of our work can be seen on hundreds of millions of devices worldwide… and that number is growing every day.

Your team will use web-based and device-based technologies to streamline the journey of our partners through the lifecycle of the device (development, certification, and in-field). As the leader of this team, you will own the strategy, development, and deployment of multiple applications and platforms used both internally by engineering, as well as by partners worldwide, including industry leaders like Google, Roku, Samsung, Sony, and LG.  To be effective in this role, you must be comfortable working in a fast-changing environment, while managing dynamic demands on your team. You will build a vision for the partner developer experience, gain a firm grasp of requirements, then guide your team to deliver technology solutions while leveraging the Netflix tech stack, including Node, Java, Kafka, AWS, and ML.   When you see the joy that viewers around the world derive from their Netflix experience, you will take pride in the fact that your team’s work made that integration possible.

Skills & Attributes

  • You are great at developing a vision, evolving roadmaps based on changing business needs and motivating teams to execute them.  You are a champion for longer term team direction and technology strategy, helping your team connect their work to the broader organization.
  • You’re capable of truly listening to partners, internalizing their needs, then building elegant solutions that surprise them with simplicity and make them smile.
  • You have data-driven analysis and decision-making experience, informed by a passion for using objective metrics to improve quality
  • You are happy to transcend conceptual UI boundaries, creating experiences that exhibit the concise simplicity of a command line, but when needed can summon the rich visualization capability typically found in a GUI.
  • You’re comfortable developing, advocating, and driving new architectures and solutions
  • You have experience with the architecture of cloud-based microservices, and building data pipelines.
  • You have development skills in Java and JavaScript and experience using technologies like Kafka and Node
  • You have familiarity in testing or development of audio/video consumer electronics embedded devices. Having a background in building tools and automation is a plus.
  • You have a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, or comparable work experience.
  • You are a seasoned professional, with 10+ years of industry 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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