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Senior Software Engineer - Data Platform Insights Full Stack

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


At Netflix, the big data platform is the core foundation in driving all of our product decisions that directly impact our customer experience. It is leveraged across the company to build data models for recommendations, analyze customer streaming experience, content take-rate, plus more. It is critical to the success of our business as we heavily rely on analyzing data to revolutionize internet TV!

We are the data infrastructure team that builds an ecosystem of microservices and near real-time data ingestion pipelines that expose the big data warehouse and big data platform as a robust and highly available service to the rest of Netflix. We are constantly evolving our infrastructure. We are designing new microservices to take our architecture to the next level to keep pace with our increasing data and metadata needs. 

Specifically, we are working on:

  • An intelligent error classification system that can detect and accurately attribute the cause of an error when a process fails using data points from thousands of machines and distributed services
  • A predictive SLA service that can intelligently detect which processing pipelines are keeping up or lagging behind by combining information like SLAs, dependency graphs, past performance, with system load and performance
  • A ‘data-driven’ data platform that collects all the data it needs not only to interpret failures and quantify systems performance; but also to predict job trends

  • If this aligns well with your passion, we would love to hear from you!

This would be your dream job if you enjoy:

  • Enjoy touching every layer of the application stack from backend, middleware and front end.
  • Understanding and solving real business needs at large scale by applying your software engineering and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Architecting and building a robust, scalability, and highly available distributed infrastructure.
  • Leading cross-functional initiatives and collaborating with engineers across teams.
  • Sharing our experiences with the open source communities and contributing to Netflix OSS.

About you:

  • You have 6+ years of experience in user facing interactive applications.
  • You are proficient in design and development of front-end applications. 
  • You are an expert in NodeJS or similar frameworks
  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related fields.
  • Most importantly, you are thrilled to help solve our big data challenges while revolutionizing internet TV!
To learn more about the team, here is our recent talk at re:Invent conference (in slides or video) and Strata that describes what we do in the big data space! 

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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