Fullstack Engineer L5, Observability - Exploration and Troubleshooting



Los Gatos, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
It’s a fantastic time to join Netflix as we continue to transform entertainment. We deliver billions of hours of movies and TV shows per month to more than 260 million members in over 190 countries. At Netflix, we want to entertain the world.
The Team
This role is part of the Exploration and Troubleshooting team, a crucial part of our Observability engineering group.
Observability engineering provides the platform and suite of products that allow Netflix engineers to understand how their services behave in real time, detect anomalies in system health, and troubleshoot and remediate problems. Our platform processes billions of data points in real-time every minute. The success of our platform and products is crucial to Netflix's success and our ability to operate the Netflix cloud.
What you could work on
In your role, you will work across this suite of products to deliver a best-in-class observability experience and combine numerous observability signals into usable, actionable insights. A large portion of your responsibilities will also involve representing our team to our Observability sister teams: Telemetry and Monitoring. You will work with individuals with extensive background experience in the Observability space and learn how an observability product operates at the Netflix scale.

About you

  • Full Stack: You would consider yourself a full-stack developer. You have experience in both backend and frontend development for a good part of your career and expertise in owning and maintaining backend services.
  • Backend for Frontends: You are proficient in designing, building, and operating API layers that support various front-end user experiences. You should have experience with GraphQL and Node.js.
  • API development: You have built, maintained, evolved, and/or sunset a variety of APIs.
  • React: You are proficient in working with React and TypeScript
  • Full lifecycle engineer: You are knowledgeable about and are willing to own all areas of the software lifecycle: design, development, test, deploy, operate, and support.
  • Industry Experience: 6+ years of experience in high-scale, modern tech-driven companies.

Behavioral skills

  • Collaborate: You enjoy collaborating with multiple teams and use your communication skills to influence product direction and keep stakeholders in the loop.
  • Communicate: You are comfortable explaining topics to a competent as well as inexperienced audience.
  • Well-informed opinions: You have well-informed opinions on subjects and do not shy away from making decisions.
  • Provide and receive feedback: You are proactive about soliciting and providing feedback.
  • Selfless: You seek what is best for Netflix and make time to help colleagues across the team succeed.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity: You are curious and enjoy working on ambiguous problems. You excel at cross-functional ownership and driving alignment to reach a decision, even when it is outside of your wheelhouse.
  • A deep sense of ownership: You take deep ownership of your projects and feel pride in delivering great work with attention to the details.
  • Share Knowledge: You like to share your learnings and mentor folks around you in your areas of expertise.

Nice to have

  • Observability Experience: You have used or built observability products like logs, metrics, and traces.
  • Platform mindset: You have worked on infrastructure or platform teams where other engineers at the company were your customers.
About Netflix
Our culture is unique, and we tend to live by our values, allowing you to do your best work and grow. To learn more about Productivity Engineering, feel free to listen to this podcast.
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 $100,000 - $720,000
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. Learn more here.
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