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Engineering Manager, Partner Experience Infrastructure

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


The Company and Product Strategy: 
Instant, high quality streaming on a vast array of devices is a core part of Netflix's strategy for the future.  We partner with device manufacturers and service providers to make this happen.  Our first partner product to support instant streaming to TVs was launched in May 2008 -- almost 10 years later, the Netflix application is available on well over two hundred million individual devices worldwide. Our partnerships include global device manufacturers, like Google, Apple, Samsung, Sony, and LG, as well as many of the world’s largest operators, like Comcast, Virgin Media, and Orange. The Netflix Device Platform makes this possible. 
 
The Role:
If you enjoy charting your own course and building a team to help achieve an industry-leading vision, this is the role for you… It’s a fantastic opportunity to shape and grow an industry leading technical capability and vision!  You will have the autonomy to develop and lead a team of experienced embedded systems engineers and full-stack tool developers -- The mission?  Delivering world class hardware, embedded systems, and automation used to integrate and measure the quality of Netflix enabled devices worldwide.  

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • You are a bright, humble, inspirational leader who understands how to help your team get things done.
  • You’re passionate about people and have the self-confidence to work in an environment that favors context over control.
  • You have deep experience in the development and deployment of integrated systems (custom hardware and related embedded software).
  • You’re comfortable developing, advocating, and driving new architectures and solutions.
  • You’re capable of truly listening to partners, internalizing their needs, then building elegant solutions that surprise them with simplicity and make them smile.
  • You have a deep understanding and appreciation for the processes involved in delivering consumer electronics devices or deploying large service provider architectures, and where tools can help… or hurt.
  • Ideally, you have a background in test and verification systems, monitoring and operational support systems, development and deployment of distributed appliance devices, and/or providing tooling that supports these efforts.
  • You enjoy working in a highly cross-functional leadership role, facilitating and setting context for the contributions of your stunning colleagues.
  • You are proactive, seeking the best solutions for the company, taking action without being directed to do so.
  • You have a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or comparable work experience.
  • You are a seasoned professional, with 10+ years of industry experience.
More Detailed Context:
In order to help our partners add the Netflix streaming service to their devices, we work very closely with engineering teams around the world to quickly integrate our application and closely monitor the quality of the result. A major differentiator for Netflix is that we provide tools that assist our partners with the integration of our application as well as helping them to assess the quality of their efforts.  These tools are a combination of hardware, cloud and embedded software, as well as integrated devices. Building and deploying the technologies that deliver  reliable automation capabilities for these toolsets across hundreds of partner sites, on six continents, is the goal of this team. 

You will need to work cross functionally with internal technical teams as well as external partner teams to ensure we can scale our tools and technology across a massive global partner ecosystem as well as servicing our high density test and development labs in California. Our ecosystem includes 7 year old set top boxes, 30 dollar streaming sticks, and high end 4k HDR smart TV’s.  The technologies you use will be broad -- covering custom hardware development and deployment, low-level embedded systems development in C and C++ on Linux to back-end cloud microservice architectures using Node, Java, Kafka, Cassandra and more.  You will lead an amazing team and you will be empowered to make things happen.  When you see the joy that viewers around the world derive from their Netflix experience, you will take pride in the fact that your team’s tooling helped make that integration possible.

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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