The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for the management, design, and implementation of game systems. You will provide technical mentorship and guidance for junior engineers.
Work on key gameplay and engine features independently or in a supervisory capacity over a small, cross-disciplinary team
Collaborate with Principal/Director level engineers to define technical specifications for large systems
Support project Lead. In their absence, fill in as needed for project meetings. Disseminate information and updates as appropriate and necessary
Partner with other engineers to develop tools and processes that improve efficiency and quality
Develop and update feature documentation, maintain shared library of tech and process documentation
Independently design and implement key systems and gameplay features
Demonstrate expertise/ownership in at least one major area of the codebase
Mentor, motivate and inspire other engineers
Help guide or lead cross-disciplinary dialogs to drive features from initial concept to completion
Exemplify reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interactions
Partner with principal/director-level engineers to drive coding standards and best practices for the department and project team
Skills and Abilities
Advanced programming skills within the relevant development environment(s)
Ability to objectively evaluate code as part of a formal review process and effectively communicate opportunities for improved performance, resilience, and stability
Ability to coordinate and build effective partnerships within the engineering team and other development verticals
Demonstrated fundamentals of leadership, including clear and proactive communication and coordination, meeting moderation, and oversight of small cross-disciplinary initiatives
Able to manage multiple, competing tasks and be self-directed to meet deadlines in a quickly evolving environment
Positive attitude and ability to receive and provide objective and constructive feedback
Excellent organization skills
Education and Experience
Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related degree, or equivalent work experience
8 years’ experience in delivering production-level code in a professional environment
Experience shipping multiple successful game products into the marketplace
Experience supporting a live service
iOS and Android mobile development experience
Real-Time strategy and Unity 3D game development experience
Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle, and practices
Experience with Jira, Confluence, or other defect tracking software
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Our core hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm cst, which means you should be available for meetings etc. during this time.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Salary range description
At Netflix, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors to determine your personal top of market. We rely on market indicators to determine compensation and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to get it right. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary and will also be dependent on your location.
The overall market range for roles in this area of Netflix is typically $150,000 - 325,000
This market range is based on total compensation (vs. only base salary), which is in line with our compensation philosophy. Netflix is a unique culture and environment.