Distributed Systems Engineer (L4) - Data Platform

Remote, United States
Streaming – Data Platform Engineering /
Full-time /
At Netflix, we want to entertain the world and are constantly innovating on how entertainment is imagined, created, and delivered to a global audience. We currently stream content in more than 30 languages in 190 countries, topping over 260 million paid subscribers, and are expanding into new forms of entertainment such as gaming.  

The data infrastructure teams at Netflix enable us to leverage data to bring joy to our members in many different ways. We provide centralized data platforms and tools for various business functions at Netflix, so they can utilize our data to make critical data-driven decisions. We do all the heavy lifting to make it easy for our business partners to work with data efficiently, securely, and responsibly. We aspire to lead the industry standard in building a world-class data infrastructure, as Netflix leads the way to be the most popular and pervasive destination for global internet entertainment.

We are looking for distributed systems engineers to help evolve and innovate our infrastructure. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team to bring new perspectives as we solve the next set of challenges. In addition, we are open to remote candidates. We value what you can do, from anywhere in the U.S.   

Spotlight on Data Platform Teams: 

Data Platform Infrastructure | Learn More
The Data Platform Infrastructure team acts as a platform for our own data platforms. Our shared infrastructure and tooling enable Netflix to quickly innovate on providing state-of-the-art data and analytics systems to the rest of the company without building bespoke scaffolding for each new system. To do this, we create high-leverage infrastructure, control, and deployment systems that are fine-tuned for the needs of running our data systems at scale; uniquely, many of our tools and systems are written in Python, so this is a great team to consider if you enjoy working in a variety of languages.

Realtime Data Engines | Learn More
Offers low-level building blocks for the transport and processing of real-time data. For data transport we offer Kafka; for data processing, we offer Flink and Mantis. Responsibilities include development of the control plane, compute resource management, reliability, and availability of the data. Realtime data is critical across many business units of Netflix including Streaming, Gaming, Finance, and Machine Learning platforms.

Data Analytics and AI Tools  | Learn More
The Data Analytics and AI Tools team offers a cloud-based infrastructure for crafting and sharing Notebooks and Python APIs that provide programmatic access to our Data Platform. Our work also involves the development and maintenance of abstractions that connect with advanced AI tools, including both in-house and third-party machine learning models.

This would be your dream job if you enjoy:

    • Solving real business needs at large scale by applying your software engineering and analytical problem-solving skills.
    • Architecting and building a robust, scalable, and highly available distributed infrastructure.
    • Leading cross-functional initiatives and collaborating with engineers, product managers, and TPM across teams.
    • Sharing our experiences with the open source communities and contributing to Netflix OSS.

About you:

    • You have 2+ years of experience in building large-scale distributed systems features or applications. 
    • You are proficient in the design and development of RESTful web services. 
    • Experienced in building and operating scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems
    • You are experienced in Java or other object-oriented programming languages.
    • Multi-threading is a challenge that you are comfortable tackling.
    • You have a BS in Computer Science or a related field.

A few more things about us:

As a 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, and data scientists. 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 look forward to adding your perspective to the mix!

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $170,000 - $720,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs.  Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment.  Learn more here.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.