Ratings Architecture Specialist

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Duration: Full-Time

With so many different titles to choose across a range of tastes and cultural standards, how can we let members know that what they’re watching is appropriate for their household?

The Ratings Architecture team develops and supports a global, scalable system that accurately classifies and rates entertainment content. Across back-end metadata, external research, and front-end display, this role is responsible for transparently conveying the maturity level, appropriateness, and content flags of every title in our catalog, tailored to every country in the world. It requires knowledge of content policies and cultural sensitivities as well as the operational and analytical aptitude to implement those policies in a scalable way.

The right candidate is adept at analyzing data from various sources (both qualitative and quantitative) to identify trends that can be applied to internal systems in order to generate accurate local maturity ratings. You learn internal tools and systems quickly, are curious and thoughtful about different cultures’ sensibilities, and have a proven ability to work at scale. You are comfortable communicating with various teams, such as Engineering, Public Policy, and Communications. You make thoughtful decisions that balance our ability to move quickly while still providing the right context to our members.

Reporting to the Ratings Architecture Manager, this role is located in our Los Gatos or Los Angeles office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in relevant fields, such as Content Classification, Content Strategy, Standards & Practices, Policy/Legal Operations, Data Analysis, Natural Language Processing/Understanding, or Taxonomy/Information Architecture management.
  • Consistent record of developing and implementing processes and solutions for a high volume of content at a global scale.
  • An aptitude for analyzing trends in data to solve problems.
  • Ability to strategically assess risk, and develop solutions that mitigate exposure, while supporting the business at scale.
  • Experience working in adapting contexts - across different cultures, changing social norms, and current events.
  • Experience working with databases, information management systems, keywords/metadata, and/or rule-based categorization models.
  • Excellent project management skills, with a focus on operational excellence.
  • Ability to communicate and influence across various function groups.


  • Manage projects related to locally relevant and scalable output of maturity ratings and content advisories, including but not limited to title classification, rule management, board submissions, and quality assessment.
  • Identify where ratings requirements of regulatory bodies and consumer expectations around content sensitivities can be addressed via workflows, processes, or tooling.
  • Draft documentation that describes problem, scope, and product requirements needed to execute strategic ratings initiatives.
  • Participate in working groups that will collaborate and execute against said requirements, representing and making decisions on behalf of the Ratings Team.
  • Liaise between multiple function areas, conveying expectations around requirements, priorities, costs/benefits, risks, and efficiencies.
  • Advise on what is functionally feasible versus what cannot be meaningfully implemented.
  • Manage launches including crafting and working on interim solutions and workarounds.
  • Develop subject matter expertise and train partners and teammates on ratings tools and workflows.
  • Development and implementation of ratings features in the product.
  • Upholding and maintaining ratings compliance across A-B tests.
  • Full support of ongoing, official local submission processes and workflow.

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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