Senior Gameplay Engineer



Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
Senior Software Engineer - Linux Specialist
The Senior Software Engineer—Linux Specialist is responsible for the management, design, and implementation of game systems. You will provide technical mentorship and guidance for junior engineers, focusing on Linux-based environments.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Work on key gameplay and engine features independently or in a supervisory capacity over a small, cross-disciplinary team.
  • Collaborate with Principal/Director level engineers to define technical specifications for large systems.
  • Support project Lead. In their absence, fill in as needed for project meetings. Disseminate information and updates as appropriate and necessary.
  • Partner with other engineers to develop tools and processes that improve efficiency and quality.
  • Develop and update feature documentation, maintain a shared library of tech, and process documentation.
  • Independently design and implement key systems and gameplay features.
  • Demonstrate expertise/ownership in at least one major area of the codebase.
  • Mentor, motivate, and inspire other engineers.
  • Help guide or lead cross-disciplinary dialogs to drive features from initial concept to completion.
  • Exemplify reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interactions.
  • Partner with principal/director-level engineers to drive coding standards and best practices for the department and project team.
  • Design, implement, and manage Linux-based systems and infrastructure.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot Linux systems for performance and reliability.
  • Ensure security best practices are followed for Linux systems.
  • Serve as a liaison between Art and Engineering to efficiently facilitate art integration.
  • Coordinate with game teams to ensure consistent standards and production methodologies across the studio.
  • Work alongside the existing game team and code base to bring Netflix Stories to Linux platforms.
  • Resolve any issues that arise with existing systems when running on Linux.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced programming skills within the relevant development environment(s).
  • Ability to objectively evaluate code as part of a formal review process and effectively communicate opportunities for improved performance, resilience, and stability.
  • Ability to coordinate and build effective partnerships within the engineering team and other development verticals.
  • Demonstrated fundamentals of leadership, including clear and proactive communication and coordination, meeting moderation, and oversight of small cross-disciplinary initiatives.
  • Able to manage multiple, competing tasks and be self-directed to meet deadlines in a quickly evolving environment.
  • Positive attitude and ability to receive and provide objective and constructive feedback.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Linux operating systems and environments.
  • Proficiency in Linux shell scripting and command-line tools.
  • Experience with Linux-based application development, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.

Education and Experience:

  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • 8 years experience in delivering production-level code in a professional environment.
  • Experience shipping multiple successful game products into the marketplace.
  • Experience supporting a live service.
  • iOS and Android mobile development experience.
  • Real-time strategy and Unity 3D game development experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle, and practices.
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, or other defect-tracking software.
  • Extensive experience with Linux operating systems in a professional environment.
  • Previous experience in Linux system administration or engineering.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Our core hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CST, which means you should be available for meetings etc. during this time frame.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job duties.
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-$300,000.
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.