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Distributed Systems Engineer - Data Platform


Remote / Virtual 11-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Distributed Systems Engineer (L4) - Data Platform

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 220 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 as we work towards our ambitious goal of 500 million members worldwide. 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 US

Spotlight on Data Infrastructure Teams:

Database Access Platform |Learn More

The Database Access Platform team builds and operates a flexible query gateway that facilitates data abstractions to operate at sub-millisecond latencies while allowing Netflix microservices to more easily store, consume, and manage their data. This team holds a substantial responsibility in enabling Netflix microservices to satisfy their ever-growing and evolving data needs.

This team is passionate about distributed data systems technology. We are active in the open source community and believe in operating what we own. We are a small team responsible for business critical systems and are committed to a culture of feedback and engineering

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.

Big Data Compute |Learn More

Responsible for providing the cloud-native platform for distributed data processing at Netflix. This team is central to batch data processing in Data Platform. It provides support for Spark, to ETL data into the Petabytes-scale data warehouse and access that data using Spark and Presto/TrinoDB. It also provides sub-second latency for a certain class of queries using Druid. We are looking for exceptional talent with experience in Spark, Presto / Trino, Druid, Iceberg and distributed database systems in general. Roles in this team involve solving super interesting and challenging problems of working with data at scale, building features and performance enhancements and working closely with open source communities to shape the projects and make contributions.

Big Data Orchestration |Learn More
Offers the platform for scheduling, orchestrating and executing big data jobs and workflows in a self serve manner. These platforms include foundational services that host all ETL and ML workloads running on Big Data Systems at Netflix. These fully distributed systems are constantly evolving for Netflix scale with state of the art technology. We are moving towards event driven and intelligent orchestration which would need minimal user input/intervention.

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!

At Netflix, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors to determine your personal top of market. We rely on market indicators to determine compensation and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to get it right. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary and will also be dependent on your location.

The overall market range for roles in this area of Netflix is typically $100,000 - $700,000

This market range is based on total compensation (vs. only base salary), which is in line with our compensation philosophy. Our culture is unique, and we tend to live by our values, so it's worth learning more about Netflix 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpyjzo-18-205-26-39-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $100,000 to $700,000 Per Year ($ USD)