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Senior Distributed Systems Engineer - Insight Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Netflix has one of the world’s biggest cloud footprints with tens of thousands of instances in the cloud, millions of customer devices streaming content and petabytes of data movement. In order for us to know how our footprint is operating, our monitoring platforms are correspondingly big, with billions of data points streaming every minute. These powerful platforms are meaningful to Netflix's success and our ability to operate Netflix environment.

As a member of the Insight Engineering team, your work will have a direct impact on engineering agility, Netflix's reliability and our customer’s happiness.

The Opportunity:

  • You will architect and design systems that can effectively stream, ingest, index and persist billions of data points (metrics/spans/events) every minute.
  • You will Build interfaces for partner teams to get the data they need from our system quickly and efficiently
  • Through conversations with our customers implement new capabilities in our real-time operational insight platforms that can scale with our rapid growth and global expansion

Minimum requirements:

  • Proven expertise in building and operating scalable distributed services for real world use cases
  • Deep knowledge of concurrency, resiliency, caching, HTTP and REST
  • Experience handling time sensitive and/or large data sets is a plus
  • Self-drive to focus on solving real world problems using technology vs. just focussing on technology
Sharing Is Caring
In this group, you'll have a chance to create software that is state of the art and foundational. Because of Netflix's desire to share technology and concepts, you'll be in the rare position of both working on this and sharing this knowledge with your peers outside Netflix. We believe this is unique to Netflix, and if it sounds amazing to you, we should talk.

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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