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Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning Infrastructure

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

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Netflix is driven by data and algorithms (along with tons of great TV shows and movies). If you are in the engineering, data, and / or machine learning fields, this is an amazing place to be.

About us

We're a team of engineers with diverse skills who envision, develop, and manage the systems and workflows that enable Netflix Data Scientists to focus more on modeling and less on engineering. We're solving problems like:

∙ What is the best way to take a prototype in R or Python and move it into ongoing production use at scale?
How can we help ML practitioners reproduce their research and be more collaborative?
How do we build flexible pipelines that can rapidly evolve to handle new technologies and modeling approaches?
How can we streamline feature engineering, such that the underlying data is easily and efficiently extracted reusable across analyses?

This is just the tip of the iceberg, though. Our long term vision is to also enable non-data scientists to solve problems using ML.

Given Netflix’s rare combination of an exceptional team of data scientists, a lot of data, a sophisticated data engineering ecosystem, and a company-wide appreciation for the benefits of machine learning, a huge opportunity awaits.

About You

Applied ML at scale is a new field, so chances are, you won't have years and years of experience doing it. If you're passionate about combining your talents with ours to tame this frontier, we'd like to hear from you. You're likely to make us better as a team if you possess one of these talents:

Enabling ML - you've built some infrastructure for it
Practicing ML - you've developed and deployed your own models
Exceptional engineering skills - ideally in Python, or a similar language
Developing systems - you've built meaningful pieces of infrastructure in a cloud computing environment. Bonus if those were data processing systems or distributed systems.

Practically no one possesses all of these, so you will certainly have the chance to develop them on this team.
For a much deeper dive into this team and role, please check out this Machine Learning Infrastructure team write-up.

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.

Want to learn more about Netflix? Visit Netflix's website.