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Senior Data Engineer, Product

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service which has revolutionized how people interact with TV shows and movies. With over a 148M subscribers in 190 countries we strive to connect the world through amazing, award-winning stories which can be viewed on any internet-connected device. As a data-driven company, we use data to deliver delightful experiences to our users. 

The “Product-Analytics” data engineering team is responsible for enabling and empowering our partners in Product, Science & Analytics by democratizing access to user interaction data.

As part of this engineering team, you will work on diverse data technologies such as Spark, Flink, Kafka, Cassandra & others to build mission-critical, scalable and robust data pipelines and intuitive data products that power data discovery & analysis in a self-service manner. You will be expected to partner effectively with our Engineering and Analytics teams to enable data-driven decisions which improve the experience of hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

Who are you?

  • You have a strong background in distributed data processing and software engineering.
  • You build high-quality data products and frameworks which can be leveraged across multiple teams.
  • You are knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques.
  • You know how to write distributed, high-volume services in Java, Scala or other programming languages.
  • You appreciate agile software development principles and patterns.
  • You understand the value of partnership within teams.
  • You have limitless curiosity and are capable of taking on loosely defined problems.

Education & Experience

  • MS or BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of industry experience building large-scale distributed systems. 
  • Strong Software Engineering experience with exceptional skills in at least one high-level programming language (Python, Java, Scala or equivalent).
  • Knowledge & experience with Spark, Hadoop, MapReduce, Kafka.
  • Experience with building stream-processing applications using Flink, Storm or Spark-Streaming.
  • Proficiency with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB.
  • Experience with databases and SQL.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms like Amazon AWS, Google Cloud etc.

Key Qualifications

  • Creative thinker and strong problem solver with meticulous attention to detail.
  • An aptitude to learn new technologies.
  • Passion for solving business problems using data. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner with teams of diverse skills & mindsets to influence the overall strategy of the product.
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

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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