Live Broadcast Engineer 5, Live Broadcast Technology



United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
About the role
This role will partner closely with internal teams across the Netflix landscape, and externally, under the mission of advancing the integration of live content into Netflix's global platform. As a member of the Live Broadcast Technology team the Live Broadcast Engineer L5, working closely with other core LBT teams (Broadcast Operations & Transmission and Broadcast Systems Integration) will help design, run, and scale our global Live Broadcast platform. They are the subject matter expert for Broadcast technologies and solutions. They drive and/or influence projects and processes spanning production, transmission, broadcast operations, monitoring & observability, automation, and post-production.


  • Develop and support innovative and reliable live broadcast technological and operational workflows, coordinating with production, transmission, integration and Netflix live streaming pipeline teams and beyond to ensure production requirements are met for all of Netflix’s live programming.
  • Work remotely and on-site to design, build and support Netflix Live Ingest Points of Presence (LiPoPs), Remote Operator Pods (ROPs) and Broadcast Operations Centers (BOCs).
  • Act as the escalation point for live event technical issues, taking an active, hands-on role in supporting higher-profile live events remotely and onsite via ROPs and BOCs.
  • Monitor and manage cloud-based and hardware-based video infrastructure. Provide analysis and remediation of any issues in the video workflow.
  • Manage, build, and evolve ground ingest capabilities, including signal acquisition, inspection, validation, and standardization.
  • Identify opportunities for technical and operational efficiencies throughout the broadcast airchain, pursuing solutions from the discovery and project planning phases through to implementation.
  • Represent Netflix in broadly scoped live production-focused partnerships, maintaining productive relationships that will ensure the success of Netflix's live projects.
  • Be able to work with flexible hours based on the live events schedule.
  • Develop and maintain live system documentation.
  • Some travel will be required to support Netflix’s live technical systems and live events, including some weekends and holidays.


  • 8+ years of experience in live Broadcast systems engineering, from support to system design and integration.
  • Deep expertise in broadcast workflow technology and concepts surrounding transmission and contribution feeds, routing, format validation and conversion, closed captioning, SCTE104/35, playout, record, storage, intercom, and monitoring, logging, and alerting strategies and solutions.
  • Experience with IP-based and virtualized workflows and modern broadcast core technologies such as ST-2110 and NMOS, PTP, JPEG-XS, UHD and HDR workflows, SRT, AVC/HEVC, and Zixi.
  • Advanced knowledge of networking fundamentals, ability to support, maintain & troubleshoot IP-based 2110 workflows and consult on network design.
  • Understanding of nuances of remote production and the on-site technical operation.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with end users, process and product owners, developers, systems engineers, technical and non-technical internal and external partners, and various levels of management including executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent multi-quarter projects from inception to the first day of business, including managing third-party vendors.


  • Networking and broadcast industry certifications (CompTIA Network+, Arista/Cisco technology, SBE certifications, AVIXA CTS, etc)
  • Expertise in AWS, command line operations (Linux/Windows), and open-source multimedia frameworks.
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Experience with at least one programming language (Java, Go, Python).
  • Experience in Unix (or Unix-based systems), shell scripting, and good SQL knowledge.
  • Experience with web technologies and distributed systems with microservices architecture.
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.
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.