Associate, Finance & Strategy, Products & Technology - Studio Infrastructure



IT, Accounting & Finance, Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 270 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films, and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause, and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
Netflix is revolutionizing the media and entertainment industry. Underpinning this revolution are ground breaking efforts in product and engineering - Studio Product, Content Engineering, Cloud Infrastructure and Open Connect Content Delivery - that catalyze Netflix’s success. This role will be part of the Product Strategy & Analysis team, focusing on analyses relating to studio infrastructure support for productions and artists.
As an Associate on the Product Strategy & Analysis team, you will be working with multiple cross functional stakeholders and leaders within the engineering and studio organizations to provide analytical support and strategic insights. You will be working at the intersection of artists and the infrastructure that enables their work in a connected media ecosystem. The goal of this role would be to forecast demand for infrastructure spanning artist roles across post production, VFX and Animation, align stakeholders on how best to serve rapidly growing artist populations in the near term, and assist managers and leadership by developing strategies towards longer term connected ecosystems that dramatically shift how artists interact with media and with each other.
This role will reside in Los Gatos or Los Angeles, report to the Director of Product Strategy and Analysis, and will require travel / collaboration with partners in Los Gatos.


  • Partner with engineering and studio stakeholders to help identify, prioritize and assess the impact of production infrastructure decisions
  • Partner with Studio Product managers to understand product roadmaps, integrate features with production infrastructure, and support studio product roll out plans
  • Use data to develop strategic frameworks that guide decision making around how best to serve and promote collaboration across productions and artists globally using cloud and distributed technologies
  • Build financial projections and own scenario modeling for infrastructure decisions, including build vs buy analyses
  • Own forecasting process for production infrastructure needs
  • Develop and track key metrics to measure success
  • Determine return on investment for various initiatives
  • Conduct analysis of key business drivers, trends and performance indicators.
  • Provide inputs to other teams working on infrastructure related initiatives (e.g. Studio Product, Studio Strategy & Operations, Data Science Engineering, Capacity Planning, etc.)


  • 3-5 years of experience ideally in management consulting, investment banking, or similar field, and / or media / entertainment / tech company in a strategy / business development/analytical role. We are looking for candidates that have worked in a highly-demanding environment in which complex modeling and analysis is performed.
  • Candidates are required to be highly analytical, possess strategic thinking, and be strong, effective communicators. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics. Candidates must be motivated, disciplined, flexible, and be able to work effectively autonomously.
  • Expert working knowledge of Excel and the ability to quickly learn internal tools; working knowledge of visualization tools (i.e. Tableau).
  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on coursework of a quantitative nature (e.g. engineering / computer science, mathematics, or other relevant fields)
  • Understanding of on prem / cloud infrastructure and its components like storage, networking and compute preferred
  • Prior experience in Media / Entertainment is a plus, but not a prerequisite
Due to the nature and scope of this role, we will need to run a background check prior to starting with us.
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 $50,000 - $240,000.
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.