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Senior Software Engineer - Web Foundations



Software Engineering
Los Gatos, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
The Team
Web Foundations is a small team with a big mandate: developing, maintaining, and innovating the NodeJS and web application platform that powers Netflix.com. The Netflix website is composed of a collection of consumer UI applications that the web platform supports by providing the infrastructure and unifying architecture. Our goal is to build a robust platform and infrastructure in order to improve product velocity and increase efficiency for UI engineers. We're dedicated to supporting our engineering partners and developing scalable architectures that enable engineers to build faster and with greater ease.
The Role
In this high-impact role, you'll work on the foundational systems that power a diverse range of consumer experiences. In your week-to-week, you’ll work on a large-scale Node.js platform encompassing applications across every Netflix product experience including signup, editorial, streaming, and gaming. Your projects may range from enhancing a JS/CSS asset compiler and optimizing network performance with HTTP/2, to developing a logging library for UI clients and identifying and resolving bottlenecks in the build system. Along with collaborating with product teams to drive innovation, you'll lead and champion projects and communicate their impact to partner teams. You will also gather input and identify opportunities to help set a long-term technical strategy that continuously evolves the web platform to ensure it remains best-in-class.

Who you are

  • 6+ years of professional experience designing, building, and shipping software
  • Proven ability to lead projects and communicate with cross-functional partners
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to design, architect, debug, test, and create well-documented code
  • Able to identify and componentize common abstractions with an eye for performance and stability of large-scale systems
  • Proficient in JavaScript/TypeScript and Node.js
  • You strive to elevate the knowledge and skills of yourself and others in a way that fosters an inclusive, collaborative environment

What sets you apart

  • You’re known for your excellent communication skills
  • You have an ownership mentality in all the things you build and are comfortable with identifying opportunities and driving forward-looking technical roadmaps
  • You take a thoughtful, practical approach to problem-solving that considers tradeoffs and avoids over-engineering
  • You’re motivated by the scope and impact to influence decisions that impact millions of users and billions of requests
  • You’re well-versed in the technologies of the modern frontend landscape. You can distill hype from practical application
  • Current/former professional experience as a UI engineer
  • Bonus if you’ve contributed to open-source projects

Excelling in this role. People who excel in this role:

  • Relish complex technical challenges but find deep satisfaction in supporting their fellow developers
  • Understand engineering is a team sport and actively farm for feedback and dissent
  • Thrive in an inclusive, collaborative, and ambiguous environment and can self-manage and self-prioritize their time, energy, and resources. Our team sets and implements the roadmap. No PMs here
  • Have the ability to break down abstract problems into concrete solutions
We believe in a strong work/life balance so our general support hours are 10am - 4pm Pacific Time. We believe a safe space where everyone can be their authentic selves is the key to a strong team so we welcome and embrace all identities, cultures, and backgrounds. Regarding collaboration, we’ve seen the advantage that high-bandwidth in-person communication provides thus this is a hybrid role with the requirement of working from Netflix HQ in Los Gatos, California at least one day a week. Relocation assistance is provided along with generous parental leave, vacation, and reproductive benefits.
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 - $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 detail 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.