Full Time Job

Gameplay / Feature Engineer, Games Studio


Los Angeles, CA 02-15-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Netflix is building a new internal game studio to incubate and build a new class of hilarious, social party video games.

This Gameplay / Feature Engineer will work with the Lead Engineer and a cross-discipline core team to rapidly prototype and iterate towards a new game vision, building confidence on a great game prototype to eventually bring to full production and available to Netflix members. The role is envisioned as one that will start as a core contributor for a small team to enable rapid prototyping, which is hoped to eventually graduate to a full product team as the game vision matures

The ideal candidate should have game prototyping experience, and have product and design sensibilities, while being able to implement in the short term and bring industry-leading technical expertise as the product matures, looking forward to larger engineering, architecture and technology selection.

You'll be joining a small, scrappy team with big ambitions, and an obsession to create memorable game moments that leave players telling their own stories for years to come. We're looking for new teammates who care deeply about the experiences they create and the people they make them with. Those who bias towards action and are energized by the learning that comes with bold experimentation at an agile pace. As a part of Netflix, we strive to hire the best and value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusion, and collaboration.

• Gameplay / Feature Development: Work hands-on with a small core, cross-functional team to prototype multiplayer social game concepts, in a fast-paced, iterative environment that will eventually graduate to a live game. Work closely with lead engineer and designer to implement design ideas into rapid prototype implementation, with a thoughtful mix of tooling and hands-on direct implementation, and eventually come up with production-ready code and systems.

• 3+ years experience as a gameplay or feature engineer
• Expertise with Unity
• Expertise with C# and .NET
• Familiarity with multiplayer game development
• Exceptional communication, cross-discipline collaboration skills
• Passion for making video games, especially in a rapid, focused, smaller form vs multi-year investments

Bonus Skills
• Experience building games for early or unfinished platforms and services
• Experience with rapid prototyping, with an emphasis with rapid learning
• Deep experience in games with design sensibilities
• Familiarity with backend services utilizing REST APIs
• Familiarity with NoSql database like DynamoDB

• Los Angeles, CA/remote
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 $90,000 - $600,000.

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7p6pk-44-210-99-209-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $90,000 to $600,000 Per Year ($ USD)