Director of Product, Data Platform

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Duration: Full-Time

About Netflix
Stories move us. They make us feel more emotion, see new perspectives, and bring us closer to each other. Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with over 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. We want to entertain the world and are always looking to help our members find their next favorite story. 

Who We Are
Platform engineering is a team of stunning colleagues focused on providing technical products and services that enable Netflix to scale and empower our engineers to focus on building engaging experiences for our members and creators around the world. We deploy hundreds of services, on thousands of instances, across multiple regions, and millions of devices. Within Platform Engineering, the Data Platform team is responsible for providing infrastructure that supports all data at Netflix, and focuses on increasing agility, efficiency, and reliability across their offerings while reducing the complexity of working with data, as our business grows. 

The Challenge
We are looking for a Director of Product Management to build and lead a team of senior product managers that will partner directly with engineering to build product strategies and prioritized roadmaps for our Data Platform. This includes our operational and unstructured data stores, data warehouse, batch and stream processing, and reporting solutions, to name a few. Product Management is a new team in Platform Engineering and we’re on a mission to raise the level of product thinking across the organization. If you’re looking for a deeply technical and highly dynamic opportunity that will have an outsized impact on the future of data at Netflix, we’d love to talk to you!

What You Will Do

  • Drive product vision and strategy across data infrastructure offerings at Netflix
  • Build, lead, and mentor a high-performing team of product managers to develop product roadmaps and specifications that inform engineering teams on the most important problems to be solved
  • Partner with our customers (other internal Netflix engineering teams), to better understand their problems and work together to deliver needed solutions
  • Partner with other product leaders to create cohesive strategies and roadmaps across organizational boundaries
  • Foster an environment that is customer-focused, data-driven, and experimentation based
  • Engage deeply with external communities to stay abreast of industry trends and innovations
  • Help evolve our technical product management discipline and practices
  • Foster a diverse product management environment that is empathetic to all stakeholders and inclusive in both our interactions and products

What We Are Looking For

  • Demonstrated experience building, coaching, and retaining diverse Product Management teams
  • Drive and courage to create impact through influence, as opposed to top-down decisions
  • Track record on driving product development that meaningfully moves the business forward
  • Demonstrated understanding of data infrastructure technologies at scale
  • A combination of deep technical knowledge and customer-focused mindsetStrategic thinker that can relate technology solutions to customer use cases
  • Comfort applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to problem solve without perfect metrics
  • Good balance of IQ & EQ to be able to solve both technical and organizational challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A Few More Things About Us
As a Platform team, we come from many different countries and our fields of education range from the humanities to engineering to computer science. Our team includes product managers, program managers, designers, full stack developers, distributed systems engineers, data scientists and folks have the opportunity to wear different hats, should they choose to. We strongly believe this diversity has helped us build an inclusive and empathetic environment, and are looking forward to adding your perspective to the mix!

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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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