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Software Engineer, L4, Open Connect Probnik

Remote position, United States only

$100k - $500k

Overview

Are you ready to be part of a critical group within Netflix that handles over one third of North American internet traffic? Open Connect is looking for a software engineer to join their team and improve their content delivery network (CDN). You'll be working on latency measurement, steering solutions, and protocol optimizations, among other things. If you're someone who likes to work hands-on, can see beyond immediate specs, and is passionate about addressing customer pain points, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Don't self-select out, let's figure it out together! Netflix is an equal-opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Learn more about our unique culture and environment by visiting the links provided.

Job Description

Open Connect is a critical group within Netflix that builds and manages a content delivery network (CDN) handling more than one third of North American internet traffic at peak times! We strive to deliver a great Netflix viewing experience in over 190 countries so our customers can watch whatever, whenever, interruption free. Over 260 million members around the globe are currently enjoying more than 16 billion hours per month of original series, documentaries and feature films. Come work alongside some of the best and most experienced engineers of the CDN industry.

Open Connect Appliances (OCAs) are ideally situated to improve the latency between clients and the Netflix services running on AWS. The Open Connect Edge Accelerator is taking advantage of the highly geo-distributed nature of Open Connect to improve the quality of experience. It is the entry point for device and website traffic, putting it on the critical path to delivering and monitoring our product experiences. You can learn more about us by watching this QCon talk presented by Sergey from our team. We are looking for a software engineer to improve the solution and build new features. You will be working on latency measurement, steering solutions, protocol optimizations and to name a few.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain the Probnik service in production
  • Partner with other teams across engineering to gather and implement new requirements
  • Setup, run and analyze network measurements

You are

  • Someone who likes to work hands-on and be self-directed in a fast-paced environment that gives you freedom and responsibility.
  • Able to see beyond immediate specs, summarize requirements, and architect forward-looking solutions.
  • Capable of working in a cross-functional collaborative environment alongside your teammates.
  • An advocate for the customer who is passionate about addressing customer pain points.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of previous experience in a Software Engineering role
  • Professional level proficiency in Java, Python, Go or Javascript
  • Experience developing and operating services receiving high scale traffic
  • Data crunching using Hive, Pig, Kibana, Tableau, or similar.
  • Good understanding of the Internet protocols like TCP, TLS, HTTP and DNS.
  • Great communication and documentation skills targeted at cross-team collaboration.
  • Motivated by “the art of possible” and able to balance idealism and pragmatism.
  • Cool-headed during production issues, able to focus on problem resolution.

Does this sound interesting? Or does this sound interesting but intimidating? Please don’t self-select out, let’s figure it out together. We’d love to talk to you!

Netflix is a global company with a diverse member base, which is why the content we produce reflects that: global perspectives and global stories. As we grow globally, we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our innovation and creativity. We are an equal-opportunity employer and strive to build balanced teams from all walks of life.

Our culture is unique, and we tend to live by our values, so it’s worth learning more about Netflix here.

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 $100,000 - $500,000.

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.

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