At Netflix, we want to entertain the world and are constantly innovating on how entertainment is imagined, created and delivered to a global audience. We currently stream content in more than 30 languages in 190 countries, topping over 220 million paid subscribers and are expanding into new forms of entertainment such as gaming.
Bring your passion for games and joy of enabling others as we build our games experience. We are rapidly expanding new gaming offerings, so we are seeking an engineer with a wide breadth of experience who is excited to help us lead the continued building and scaling of our efforts for our international audience.
This role involves architecting, authoring, and maintaining highly-complex software stacks for our cloud gaming service. This requires an engineer comfortable working throughout the application pipeline, including hardware accelerated video/audio/data processing, media encoding/decoding, and network transport algorithms. This requires engineers whose expertise covers optimizing both local system performance (writing high-performance, efficient code with a deep understanding of both hardware and software dynamics) and total system performance (including efficient and effective use of Internet connectivity). All engineers must be comfortable with producing high-quality solutions to business problems in the midst of high ambiguity to continue to push the boundary on what they can accomplish. We provide the freedom to execute, learn and pivot, and the responsibility to be self directed, collaborative and insightful. This gives you the freedom to do your best work and contribute directly to the success of the business.
You will be successful in this role if you:
Are a quick learner and excited about learning new technologies
Advocate software craftsmanship and take pride in your work
Thrive in an environment with lots of context and minimal guidance
Enjoy collaborating with engineers across functional teams and have excellent communication skills
Enjoy taking full ownership of projects from conception to production
Experience developing and optimizing high performance, real-time applications such as games or simulations
Strong C or C++ coding skills
Nice to have:
Experience writing SDKs
Experience with rendering APIs (e.g. Vulkan, DirectX, Metal, OpenGL)
Coding skills in multiple languages (e.g. Go, Python, Rust)
Experience with game development
Experience analyzing and accelerating graphics workloads
Experience working with the Unity or Unreal game engines
Experience with automating functional and performance testing