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Senior Software Engineer - Production Planning Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Netflix changed how the world watches movies; together, we will change how they are made!
Our mission at Netflix is to entertain the world. We do so by producing content in innovative new formats, supporting creators who otherwise wouldn’t have a voice, and telling stories that otherwise wouldn’t be told.

We are uniquely positioned to utilize our extensive engineering expertise to reinvent the movie making process, improve creative outcomes, and increase efficiency. Creating a more joyful experience for content producers with our creative use of technologies can be a competitive differentiator.

About our team
Figuring out how to produce content at scale is a unique challenge; this is where our team comes in. We help free up creative resources to focus on what's meaningful: producing amazing and entertaining content.

Production Planning Engineering facilitates the planning of how, when, and where content is produced. Our two main projects are for building production schedules and breaking down scripts to better understand the VFX costs.

Are you an experienced Software Engineer who loves building backend systems? Would you seek out opportunities to collaborate and learn from stunning colleagues throughout Netflix? Feel passionate about revolutionizing the entertainment industry? We’d love to meet you.

You may enjoy working with us if you:

  • Love brainstorming with fellow backend & UI engineers, product designers, product managers, and our users, to understand what they want, determine what they really need, and what we should deliver.
  • Enjoy supporting users spanning both the Netflix Studio overall and the individual show production teams on the ground or on set.
  • Actively seek out business needs and deliver top-tier solutions with minimal guidance. Willing to take calculated risks, recognize when you're wrong, learn from your mistakes, and move past them.
  • You also excel in developing microservice based distributed systems with high availability, throughput, and fault tolerance.
  • Strive to embrace best practices and are always searching for opportunities to learn and improve.

We would love to work with you if:

  • You have a passion for making a positive impact on the daily lives of media professionals bringing stories to life.
  • You are an expert Java programmer who is up to date with the evolution of Java and its ecosystem of frameworks and build tools.
  • You have extensive experience with SQL, NoSQL, or NewSQL data stores.
  • Experience with building and deploying cloud software with Amazon Web Services or similar.
  • You're passionate about building data models to solve complex problems in the world of TV and movies.
  • Exposure or interest in Film Production, Animation & VFX pipelines, or scheduling software is a plus, but not essential.
A couple of other things:
Our culture is unique and we live by our values, we invite you to learn more about it here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You can read more about our stance on diversity here.

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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