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Netflix

Lead Engineer, Games Studio

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Netflix
🇺🇸 Los Gatos, CA

Multiple Locations: Los Gatos, CA | Los Angeles, CA

Let the games begin! We love games, whether it's physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle), or Squid Game, and we love entertaining our members. That’s why we’re excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world. In support of that endeavor, Netflix’s internal Games Studio is looking for a talented and seasoned engineer to lead a pod of engineers to develop new features and systems for our game, coordinating across disciplines with designers, artists, and other engineers. Everyone on our team is empowered to influence the game direction, and the ideal candidate will have a passion for quality and player experience. We’re still in the early days of creating a great gaming experience so this is an incredible opportunity to make a huge impact and bring amazing gameplay experiences and entertainment to the world.

Responsibilities

  • Architect, implement and maintain dependable platform-agnostic, production-quality networked gameplay systems, workflows, and tools
  • Collaborate closely with design and production to plan for multiple initiatives at once
  • Work with design on the implementation of core game systems from end-to-end
  • Embrace rapid iteration by prototyping core gameplay mechanics with design owners
  • Support content creation pipelines, tool development, and workflow improvements
  • Build performant, sustainable, and maintainable technologies and code
  • Ensure game features and systems are scalable, flexible, and simple to use
  • Coordinate with server engineers on simulation and network efficiency

Skills & Requirements

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in software development
  • Strong, proven programming skills
  • Experience with implementing game feature logic in a client/server environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with artists, designers, and other engineers
  • Self-motivated and willing to participate in all areas of engineering
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice to haves

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience with performance analysis and code optimization across platforms
  • Previous experience shipping and supporting a Live product at a global scale
  • Full client stack experience (UI, gameplay, systems, tools, etc.)
  • Developed software in a cloud-hosted environment (AWS, GCP)
  • Real passion for video games, and/or games industry experience
  • iOS and/or Android software development expertise