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Senior Software Engineer - Android Platform

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

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Netflix is the world's leading streaming video service with 200+ million paid memberships in over 190 countries. It's an exciting time to be working on Android at Netflix. Our members in international markets already outnumber our domestic subscriptions by a large margin, and we're only getting started! The Android team sits at the intersection of this global growth, compounded with an ever-increasing mobile usage for content consumption. 

The Android Platform team is responsible for the playback, download, authentication, and networking infrastructure that powers the product experience. You will be part of a team with a diverse set of technical skills that partners cross-functionally with our product, device security, encoding, and data science teams.  We also work closely with Google, silicon vendors, and device manufacturers to ensure an amazing experience across a wide range of Android devices.

People who excel on our team are self-motivated engineers with a passion for both business and technology innovation. We believe a big part of our ability to drive global growth comes from fostering inclusion and building diversity within our team. Our team is made up of engineers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. We believe the plurality of experience, opinions, and skills within our team allows us to succeed in our mission.

What sets you apart?

  • Self motivated.  You proactively look for solutions to bridge the needs of the business with technology.
  • Strong analytical skills. You are adept at analyzing data to gain insights that drive  improvements in app quality.
  • Experimental Mindset.  You are skilled at A/B testing, developing experiments to test hypotheses to improve app performance.
  • Root cause analysis.  You go deep to understand field issues, gathering insight from sometimes limited information, and/or delving into the details of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

What skills are important to us?

  • We value aptitude over experience but here are some key skills that will make you successful on this team:
  • High degree of proficiency in optimizing the performance of Android apps.
  • Expertise with Java, Kotlin, C++.
  • Understanding of Android’s media stack, ExoPlayer, and graphics framework.
  • Experience with Android NDK.
  • Networking expertise in TCP, QUIC, and cellular technologies.
  • Experience working with Widevine.
  • Experience writing automated tests on Android and its usage in a short feedback cycle continuous integration environment.

Why Netflix?

  • Work with other senior, high performing engineers where you will be constantly learning and sharpening your skill set
  • We pay top of market with excellent benefits
  • Help evolve the way people watch content online
  • The Netflix culture. Not just a memo, but something we practice daily.

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.

Want to learn more about Netflix? Visit Netflix's website.