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Software Engineer 5 - Media Systems

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United States
Base Salary
180k-560k USD

Job Description

The mission of Encoding Technologies is to deliver the best A/V experiences to our members and our studio customers via media innovations. A critical component to achieve this goal is the highly scalable cloud based encoding pipelines to support generating media assets of various formats and quality levels, and propagating media metadata associated with these assets across the surrounding ecosystem. Media Encoding Pipelines team focuses on developing such infrastructure to support workflow orchestration, metadata publishing, task prioritization and catalog management. In the recent years our scope has expanded from supporting the on demand streaming service to image generation and more recently ads. We are looking for talented engineers to join our team and elevate our system to the next level.

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Are a quick learner and excited about learning new technologies.
  • Passionate about automated testing, code quality, and engineering best practices.
  • Thrive in an environment with lots of context and minimal guidance.
  • Enjoy collaborating with both technical and non-technical partners from cross-functional teams and have excellent communication skills.
  • Enjoy taking full ownership of projects from conception to production.


  • 5+ years of working experiences using Java or similar languages and proficient in OO design principles.
  • Experience in designing and developing large scale distributed systems focusing on availability, throughput, fault tolerance and performance.
  • Good understanding of concepts like concurrency, parallelism, batch processing and event driven architecture.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as Amazon AWS.
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 $180,000 - $560,000.
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.

Advice from our career coach

The role at Encoding Technologies involves working on highly scalable cloud-based encoding pipelines to support media asset generation and metadata propagation. A successful applicant should be a quick learner, passionate about automated testing and code quality, thrive in a context-rich environment, enjoy collaboration, and take ownership of projects. Experience with Java or similar languages, large-scale distributed systems, concurrency, cloud computing platforms like AWS, and event-driven architecture is essential. Applicants should be comfortable with a compensation structure based solely on an annual salary and have the opportunity to choose between salary and stock options.
  • Quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Emphasize automated testing and code quality in previous work
  • Show ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Showcase experience in designing and developing large-scale distributed systems
  • Highlight proficiency in Java or similar languages and understanding of OO design principles
  • Have knowledge of cloud computing platforms, especially Amazon AWS
  • Understand concepts like concurrency, parallelism, batch processing, and event-driven architecture
  • Be comfortable with compensation structured around annual salary

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