Senior Software Engineer, Security

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Working in the Streaming Security Engineering organization, you will work on the small team that designs and implements the security solutions used on hundreds of millions of client devices. Security and trust are crucial to the Netflix business model. We use strong cryptography to meet business requirements like protecting customer privacy, protecting content as well as the Netflix service itself. We are part of an engineering organization that treats security as an integral part of product development and have a team of security engineers who know enough about the business to make the right decisions about product security. We want you to be one of those engineers: you’ll have a huge impact and the opportunity to make a difference.

The Opportunity
Our team is looking for someone to help design, develop and ensure content policy enforcements are working from pitch to play in the Netflix Originals product pipeline. You will develop and validate client side policy enforcements in the Netflix application. You will help ensure we effectively monitor existing policies and enhance them on the service side by integrating additional decision factors determined by information such as the valuation of the content by pirates or contextual behavior of clients. 

You will foster collaborative relationships with your peers at Netflix. You will be a solution designer, a software engineer, and a policy champion. You will understand and represent the trade-offs between user experience and security requirements. Consistent with our culture of freedom and responsibility you will be empowered to make things happen.

If You Have..

  • Expertise as an accomplished software engineer and can apply those talents to policy enforcement.
  • Savvy enforcing policy and even better if that savvy is directly related to streaming content in web based applications..
  • Deep understanding of cryptography applied to authentication and implicit and explicit roots of trust applied in client applications and devices. 
  • Passion needed to model suspicious behavior and ability to use it to adapt policy enforcements.
  • Curiosity and dedication to learning and are able to apply new knowledge in a pragmatic and timely manner.

If You are Interested in OR If you Enjoy..

  • Employing an adversarial mindset to create relevant policy enforcements.
  • Building ways to authenticate the identity of an entity (carbon and silicon based).
  • Designing and implementing content-related authorization policies based on a wide range of inputs such as user attributes, content attributes, streaming client attributes, pirate community sentiment, client behaviors and business needs.
  • Identifying, promoting and executing a practical balance between user experience, security needs and business needs.
  • Being a strong contributor in highly cross-functional efforts who is not afraid to step in and lead a technical project.
  • A natural inclination to work within a culture that is fast-paced, dynamic, and self-directed.

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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