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Senior Data Engineer - Product Analytics

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Duration: Full-Time


The Product Data Engineering team is responsible for most of the large, web-scale datasets used at Netflix for analyzing the member experience. This means that we build datasets for the purpose of experimentation, analysis, and product innovation. We also collaborate with predictive modeling experts to build production data pipelines.

Given the size/complexity of our data, this is not a trivial task. Nearly every engineer at Netflix depends on this data, and as a member of this team you would be at the center of product innovation. This includes projects like:

• Determining the efficacy of our original content targeting algorithms
• Building datasets in partnership with the catalog ranking (and page construction) teams
• Partnering with our Experimentation Platform team and creating source datasets to track A/B tests 
• Defining metrics to determine how customers are interacting with the service
• Partnering with UI engineering teams to enable new customer experiences

The right person for this role will have a background in a quantitative/technical field, will have rich experience working with large data sets, and will have experience in data-driven decision making.

Skills & Characteristics:

  • You have experience building production data pipelines with distributed data processing technologies (batch or streaming).
  • You strive for elegant and intuitive dataset design.  You have hands-on and deep experience with schema design and data modeling.
  • You are proficient in at least one major programming language and are passionate about writing clean, supportable code.  
  • You are an advocate for data quality.  You have a strong opinion on when data audits, unit tests, and documentation can be most effective. 
  • You are a technical thought leader.   You will be responsible for developing and evolving the technical vision for data systems in the Product domain.
  • You are curious about the rapidly evolving technologies in this domain.  You are eager to learn and master new tech when it can have a big impact on our team.
  • Previous experiencince with experimentation is a plus.
  • You can relate to many of the aspects of the Netflix Culture and love to operate independently while collaborating and giving/receiving candid feedback to your team members.

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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