Senior Software Engineer - Automation Platform



Software Engineering
Los Gatos, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service, with over 200 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films, and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Netflix runs on millions of smart TVs, set-top boxes, MVPDs, AndroidTV devices, game consoles, mobile phones, and browsers. If a device has a screen or plugs into one, it probably has the Netflix app. We take pride in shipping high-quality software to enable a flawless experience on every Netflix device everywhere in the world.
The Test Automation Platform team provides the core infrastructure and capabilities to enable automated testing of the Netflix product at scale. Our Device & Test Automation platform is used to enable other teams to qualify and validate the Netflix TV, mobile, and web client applications, partner device implementations, mobile games, and more. We view ourselves as a force multiplier for Netflix engineering, providing composable capabilities and pluggable abstractions that allow teams to manage, orchestrate, and analyze their automated tests and test devices. Our platform executes and ingests results for over 3 million test executions daily.

What you will do...

  • Build and support applications and service infrastructure to augment and improve our automated test and device management platform with a focus on reliability and scale.
  • Research and develop ways to improve the experience and reduce/remove the manual toil for users of our systems.
  • Optimize and innovate our platform capabilities to expand its impact on Netflix's quality efforts.
  • Evangelize and influence partner teams to improve their test and automation strategies and implementations.
  • Drive cross-functional projects to integrate and augment our platform with new use cases.

This role is right for you if...

  • You have a platform-engineering mindset and enjoy making services and applications that other engineers build on top of.
  • You are passionate about quality and the art of software testing and automation, and you bring this passion to your work.
  • You are versatile in multiple programming languages and environments and are excited at the prospect of learning new ones.
  • You have a strong understanding of the node.js runtime and enjoy writing JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • You have experience with the fundamentals of Java programming.
  • You have some experience building web applications with React.js
  • You understand the networking details in client/server communication and can comfortably debug issues related to HTTP, TCP, DNS etc.
  • You have built and supported scalable and reliable tools & services.
  • You take initiative and drive projects with dedication.
  • You excel in collaborative settings and use your strong communication skills to influence outcomes.

Why Netflix and this team...

  • Netflix's unique culture is not just a memo but something we practice daily. A description of our culture and way of working may be found at
  • You will work with an amazing and passionate team of high-performing colleagues invested in your success.
  • Your work will be a force multiplier for hundreds of engineers across Netflix and impacts the Netflix user experience which is used by tens of millions of people every day. When your friends and family ask you what you do for a living, you can point to Netflix running on their TV and say with pride, “I make that possible.”
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.