Engineering Manager - Performance Engineering



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Los Gatos, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment provider with over 260 million paid subscribers in over 190 countries around the world. This success has depended on an industry-leading engineering organization building cloud-native services with exceptional resilience. Cloud Infrastructure Engineering delivers the platform underneath these services by following three tenets: simple, scalable, speed. We build simple, elegant solutions that are easy to adopt, highly available and efficient at internet scale, and support rapid development and exploration for engineers across the company.
Netflix has built a reputation as a world leader in Performance Engineering and the Netflix Performance Tech blog is one of the de-facto resources in the Industry. The Netflix performance engineering team is a small, very senior, and highly impactful team who have massive impact across Netflix engineering by being a trusted expert to countless teams getting involved in the hardest problems and most critical projects to ensure Netflix is always delivering the very best performance to its customers.
We are looking for an engineering leader passionate about performance optimization to lead this space at Netflix. You will own a long tenured and deeply experienced team of performance engineers. You have a background in the domain with strong technical expertise enabling you to grow and guide members of the team as well as choose the right problems for Netflix to invest in. You have a track record of growing very senior engineers to be industry leaders.
You will influence some of our key bets enabling great engineering at every level of the stack to result in experiences that delight our customers at massive scale. The team connects the dots across products and features to allow us to ship end-to-end experiences, not org charts. You will enable the team to continue to develop industry-leading tooling and analytics in partnership with other industry leaders allowing us to stay at the very forefront of our domain.

What You Will Do

  • Own vision, strategy, and the end-to-end performance optimization of Netflix on the Cloud.
  • Effectively collaborate across several partner teams, focus on the user, prioritize ruthlessly, and get things done.
  • Support a team of world-class colleagues, keeping them challenged and growing professionally.
  • Make data-driven decisions, make bets, learn from failures, be in situations without obvious right answers, and create an environment where rapid iteration is the top goal.
  • Develop groundbreaking tooling and analytics, cooperating with other industry leaders to continue to push what best-in-class performance optimization is.
  • Own Netflix’s relationship with key Vendor partners and push the boundaries of performance on multiple architectures.

Who We Are Looking For

  • A leader who has a strong and deep background in the performance domain with experience of internet scale platforms and their associated complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience growing and developing world-class engineers.
  • Someone who believes deeply in engineering excellence and deriving the very best out of our systems and people.
  • A proven track record of navigating an ambiguous space, solving hard problems with tricky technical or organizational constraints, and identifying the right ones to address.
  • An organized, informed, effective communicator and influencer using context, not control; outcome-focused and able to think from the first principles.
  • Experience building and leading software engineering teams with a focus on inclusion and diversity, ensuring that we can attract and retain the best talent from anywhere and that all voices are heard to inform our direction.
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 $190,000 - $920,000.
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.