UI Engineer (L5) - Content Engineering



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
At Netflix, our mission is to Entertain the World. We deliver billions of hours of movies and TV shows per month to more than 260 million members in over 190 countries. Content Engineering builds the products and services used by our internal and external partners to create, launch, and promote our global content. Our products enable the entire workflow of content production, from pitch to play, and provide innovative new ways to develop and manage entertainment at scale.
You'll have a direct impact on how the Netflix studio creates and promotes shows, such as “Bridgerton”, “Wednesday”, and “Stranger Things” on a global scale. With an increasing slate of original content being produced every year, our products manage billions of dollars worth of content-spend.
We need your help to build the technologies that allow us to scale our efforts across the globe, and do so effectively and efficiently!

Your Day-to-Day

  • Work cross-functionally to build, test, deploy, and launch UIs that operationalize our workflows at scale.
  • Participate in product reviews and team meetings, providing technical insight. Help scope, estimate, and prioritize between conflicting needs.
  • Evaluate new technologies and approaches to streamline and improve our rapid application development tooling and conventions.
  • Regularly learn and influence new systems and tools as the Netflix platform and ecosystem evolve.
  • Participate in our on-call rotation and lead the incident reviews.
  • Effectively communicate complex technical issues and solutions to stakeholders.
  • Apply engineering best practices to guide projects and decisions, mentor team members,
  • Live company values, promoting an inclusive team environment, and ensuring high standards of conduct and performance across teams.

You may enjoy working with us if you:

  • Are passionate about user experience and have an eye for improving UIs, passionate about building intuitive user interfaces in close partnership with UX Designers and Product Managers
  • Love brainstorming with fellow Backend and UI engineers, product designers, and product managers, and directly with our users, to understand what they want, figure out what they really need, and finally, what we should build.
  • Eager to identify business opportunities that positively impact the organization's bottom line.
  • Strive to embrace best practices and are always searching for opportunities to continually improve.
  • Are selfless and willing to flex across the stack or into a new domain to help a teammate when needed, never thinking “that’s someone else’s job”.
  • You are driving the resolution of complex problems and leading strategic projects that enhance team capabilities and impact, operating across functional boundaries.
  • You are deepening technical mastery to implement sustainable solutions, optimize system efficiency, and make informed decisions on system quality, reliability, and performance.

We would love to work with you if you:

  • Passionate and opinionated about UI Engineering and specific technologies to it, can make, influence, and inform architectural decisions while effectively farming for dissent.
  • Are adept at building enterprise applications with HTML/JavaScript/TypeScript/CSS. We currently build our user experiences with React, GraphQL, and several more libraries and frameworks depending on the product.
  • Are curious to work with the Hawkins Design System, adopting reusable components as part of the product and contributing to their implementation.
  • Have a strong sense of ownership, independence, bias towards action, and inclination for collaboration. We live by our values, learn more about our unique culture here.
  • Are able to recognize, communicate, address and lead the technical improvements as part of the roadmap
  • Are passionate about web performance, observability and developer experience tools.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of web performance and accessibility.
  • Are strong in technical design end to end with emphasis on UI and can inform the vision of fellow UI and BE colleagues.
  • Have helped define and ensure accountability for UI Engineering best practices across a team
Spotlight on Content Engineering Teams:
Content Planning Engineering (CPE):
The Content Planning Engineering (CPE) team is responsible for building products that are used for forecasting the overall Netflix content spend. As one of the most upstream products in a title’s pitch-to-play lifecycle, the forecasted data is critical to the planning and operations of a lot of downstream teams. We integrate with many other engineering and data science solutions to help power the overall Netflix content creation.
Content Scheduling Engineering:
Our Mission for the Content Scheduling squad is to enable Scheduling teams to maximize member impact of retention and acquisition for Netflix. The strategic scheduling of our content offerings benefits the entire Netflix ecosystem by providing earliest and most accurate information on launches, powering predictive analysis and learnings that can further unlock additional opportunities for increasing our member impact. Our product portfolio includes Orion and the Content Insights Service Layer (CISL) service.
A few more things about Netflix:
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.