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Senior Software Engineer - Player Automation and Test Engineer

  • Los Gatos, California
  • Streaming Client
At Netflix, we are always learning, innovating and discovering ways to make our video streaming experience better.  We’re also always looking for the next amazing colleague to join our ranks. If you are looking for a role that has
• colleagues to inspire and challenge you,
• projects to redefine the television experience,
• opportunities to directly impact the company’s success and a chance to bring the world’s stories to a global market,
...then read on.


The Netflix app is installed on hundreds of millions of CE devices - everything from Smart TVs and streaming sticks to game consoles and cable boxes.  Hidden inside is a world-class streaming video player that despite running on so many different devices requires no Preferences or Options dialog. Hence this team’s motto, “It Just Works.”

The Device Video Player Team sits at the nexus of a diverse set of innovative activities, such as  new approaches to video encoding, optimizing our streaming algorithms through AB testing, and expanding our product with new interactive kids’ videos.  We regularly run joint projects with many other teams at Netflix including UI, Encoding, Edge, and Open Connect. The future holds many exciting frontiers.   We’re looking for an experienced engineer to support development of projects like these through contributions to our automated build and test infrastructure.

• Work with developers to create an automated test plan for new functionality, then execute it.
• Systematically improve the stability and efficiency of build and test infrastructure.
• Effectively collaborate and communicate with colleagues throughout the organization.

• BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent engineering experience
• 5+ years of relevant software development experience
• Experience programming in Javascript
• Scripting experience, using build tools such as Jenkins, NPM or YARN
• Exposure to Continuous Integration and Delivery systems, using pipelines like Spinnaker
• Track record of creating and maintaining automated tests and test frameworks
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Attention to detail
• Openness to constructive feedback
• Eagerness to learn new skills and technologies
• Intentness to continually improve the tools and platform that you use

• High performance JavaScript
• Optimizing processes
• Data Analysis
• Continuous Integration
• Software A/B testing
…Then you have what it takes to tackle the challenge of bringing Netflix to millions more customers across the globe.

Netflix offers a unique culture that values freedom and responsibility.  You can learn more at