Senior Software Engineer - Foundations Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

The Foundations Engineering Team, within Production Engineering, is responsible for building domain specific infrastructure and services that powers the rest of the application platforms within Production Engineering. The team is responsible for ensuring the resiliency and scalability of the critical services and acts as a multiplier for various initiatives. 

We are looking for an engineer who:

  • is hands-on with a bias towards action
  • possesses top notch verbal and written communication skills
  • enjoys collaborating with multiple teams on large projects
  • is self-driven and highly motivated to deliver top-tier solutions with minimal guidance
  • is able to adapt quickly to business changes in an agile environment 
  • is curious about emerging technologies and can quickly evaluate and adapt to them

Technical qualifications

  • Expert level skills in Java (preferred) or other leading Object Oriented programming languages
  • Expertise in developing with distributed databases like Cassandra and ElasticSearch
  • Hands-on experience building high volume, resilient services with fault tolerance
  • Practical understanding of data structures, algorithms, design patterns, and the CAP theorem
  • Experience in developing and deploying microservices for wide/complex domains with telemetry, and setting up monitoring apparatus (dashboards, alerts, etc)
  • Experience running microservices in leading cloud infrastructure like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.


  • Working knowledge of dependency injection frameworks like Spring or Guice
  • Knowledge of resiliency patterns like bulkheads, circuit breakers, fallbacks, and load shedding
  • Familiarity with RPC frameworks such as gRPC

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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