Data Engineer (L5) - Studio

| Los Angeles, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 170,000 Annually
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Netflix is revolutionizing the entertainment industry with world-class technology. We serve 270+ million members across 190+ countries, delivering billions of hours of great movies & TV shows every month in 30+ languages. To meet our members’ entertainment needs, Netflix has invested in scaled Content Production & Promotion workflows. With assistance from creative supervision and member feedback data, we have built tools & processes that use technologies like Computer Vision, Graphics, Machine Learning & Generative methods to enable our creators to tell the best version of the story they want while allowing our studio to scale further.


The Studio & Creative Production Data Engineering team, within Data Science and Engineering, is responsible for enabling our partners to develop data-driven workflow tooling that shapes the future of content production and promotion at a global scale. In partnership with our Data Science partners, we unlock hidden insights and proscriptive signals by implementing novel statistical and Machine Learning techniques on voluminous and novel datasets (including media like artwork and video) and expose resultant datasets via user-friendly APIs that hide the underlying complexity. 


We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer with a distributed data integration background to join the team.

What will you do?

  • Work alongside data scientists, application developers, and product managers to develop performant and intuitive data interfaces to power statistical/machine learning-based data features in high-visibility internal Studio Creative Production workflow applications.
  • Serve as a key thought partner for stakeholders, cross-functional partners, and our diverse set of team members regarding large/novel datasets and system architectures.
  • Develop end-to-end data solutions, from data sourcing and pipeline development to persistence architecture and data service development.
  • Engage with the Data Engineering and ML community, internal and external, to learn, to teach, and to contribute to building a great Netflix brand.

About you

  • Beyond talented, you are curious, creative, and tenacious.
  • You are not bothered by ambiguity, you find joy in finding patterns in the most complex of environments and bringing order into chaos.
  • You have a strong foundation in distributed system architecture and have worked with machine learning workloads, ideally in a multi-modal setting.
  • Strong programming skills in Java and Python, familiarity with distributed OLAP data stores like Druid or Pinot, and experience with developing data pipelines in distributed frameworks like Spark.
  • Experience preparing and normalizing production media (text, images, video, etc.) for ML is highly desired.
  • Have worked with machine learning concepts, ideally including exposure to deep learning approaches like LLM’s.
  • You are an excellent communicator, capable of explaining complex technical details to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You are collaborative and thrive in fast-paced dynamic environments, contributing positively to the team and company culture.
  • 4+ years of full-time work experience in one or more relevant SWE/Data Engineering roles.

Netflix culture

Netflix's culture is an integral part of what makes us successful, and we approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully.


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 details 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.


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Netflix operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Los Gatos, CA, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. Netflix was founded in 1997. It has 13212 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 241 open jobs at Netflix, click here.
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