Demand Engineering optimizes Netflix’s availability, latency, and cost by shaping resource demand for cloud services through steering traffic and scaling systems. We proactively optimize for user experience and reactively mitigate incidents through regional evacuation. We have a lot of fun problems to solve, a scale that makes them challenging, and a culture that gives us the freedom to pursue what is best.
Our team sits in the middle of the action at Netflix. Imagine what would happen if we performed a region evacuation and a bunch of services weren’t scaled properly - we’d have a big outage on our hands very quickly. Changing the steering for 130+ million customers within 7 minutes and without missing a beat is no easy task, but it is just one aspect of what we think about. Steering and scaling are powerful tools to influence the availability and latency of Netflix during normal operations as well.
You think freely and independently, and are ready to share your view
You are humble and eager to learn from mistakes and you socialize the lessons learned
You can argue both sides of most disagreements
What you’ll do
Write code to support our existing solutions, most of which happen to be in Python
Study the problems in our space
Create new solutions and see them through, from conception to production
Perform regional evacuation
You have built or contributed to a variety of systems, ideally in different technologies
Experience with microservice architectures and/or the nitty-gritty of low-level concurrency concerns
Strong software design and development skills in modern programming languages
Willingness to be part of an on-call rotation for regional evacuation.
Nice to have
Experience with multi-site high availability
Experience with dynamic scaling
Experience with internet-scale infrastructure
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.