Senior Security Engineer, Open Connect

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Netflix is responsible for over one-third of internet traffic at peak times and we’re working collaboratively with ISPs to deploy Open Connect, Netflix’s Content Delivery Network.  Open Connect delivers 100% of our video traffic today, and we’re continually adding functionality to support more advanced applications and further improve the quality of experience for our customers.
To support this, we have a backbone network with sites around the globe and thousands of ISP partners, and this continues to grow as Netflix delivers more and more content to people in over 190 countries around the world.
In order to protect our assets from the baddies, we’re seeking a Senior Security Engineer to help us build data driven security capabilities ranging from DDoS detection technologies to predictive analytics and beyond.  You are first and foremost a consummate software developer with a deep understanding of data mining, security architecture and analytics, as well as network protocol and architecture concepts at scale.  
You are passionate about your work and the technologies that make it possible.  This passion has led you to build highly intelligent, scalable security capabilities and controls, powering some of the best security operation centers in the world.
You will be building detective models and controls using data and automation as your main building blocks, creating the visibility and logic necessary to detect, prevent and respond to the threats and vulnerabilities that we’re exposed to.  As part of a small team, you will see the impact of your work not only within Netflix, but also on an ever changing, global security and threat landscape.  
You won’t be alone in this bold effort and will be supported by top security design and architecture professionals.

We need you to

  • Understand and deeply focus on the real-world benefit your systems and products will have on our security posture and our ability to detect and respond
  • Be driven by, and have a bias toward, autonomy:  you’ll be given a lot of context on the problems we’re trying to solve, but you’ll need to figure out how to solve them
  • Be invested in the long-term view:  while we need to deliver value this month and this quarter, we need to avoid technical debt and other forms of unnecessary complications that will serve us poorly in the future
  • Have a demonstrated track record in building highly intelligent, sophisticated, data-driven security capabilities at scale
  • Be comfortable continuously pushing well-tested code
  • Demonstrate expertise with Python:  great programmers can learn and become experts in any language, but our codebase is almost entirely Python and our engineers should ideally be knowledgeable with the vagaries of the language
  • Be comfortable with cloud environments or very large scale datacenter environments as well as big data analytics concepts and the application there of
  • Be fluent in some GNU/Linux distribution
  • Have great verbal and written communication skills

We’d love for you to have experience with any of the following

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • Network Security and Architecture
  • Security Operations and Intelligence
  • AWS/Cloud Technologies (Lambda, Kinesis, ElasticSearch, EMR, KMS, etc)
  • Python 3
  • Ansible
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusiveness at Netflix. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy or maternity, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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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