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Senior Software Engineer - Content Acquisition Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Netflix is aspiring to provide a scalable platform for unique content creators from all over the world and enable them to bring their stories to life, ready for consumption by a global audience. Netflix is investing heavily in producing its own content, such as Bird Box and Stranger Things, and using the power of technology and cloud computing to bring scale and efficiency to the content creation process.

About the team
The Content Acquisition Engineering team develops a suite of tools and services that power the Netflix global catalog.  We partner with various teams within Netflix to help with deal negotiations and capture the rights we acquire which drives what, where, and when content surfaces on the service.  Every single day, we tackle complex problems around scalability and global content and innovate on the tools, data model, and pipeline that make up our content platform.

You’ll want to work with us if you:

  • Have a strong engineering background and a passion to design software systems ground up.
  • Excel in developing systems that have high availability, throughput and performance.
  • You are encouraged to use your real passion for technology to find new and efficient ways to tackle challenges. 
  • You are self-driven and highly motivated to deliver premier solutions with minimal mentorship.
  • Like to work with users and product and designers to define what they want, what they need, and what we can deliver.
  • Strive to embrace best practices and find opportunities for continuous improvements.

We would love to work with you if:

  • You are an experienced Java programmer and have stayed current with the evolution of the Java language and its ecosystem of frameworks and build tools. 
  • You understand the challenges of distributed computing and know how to code for REST APIs, fault tolerance and scalability.
  • You are incremental with your development and take full responsibility for the quality of your code and end-to-end testing. 
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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