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Live Streaming Software Engineer, L

Full Time, Remote Netflix Remote, United States


  • Responsible for developing and supporting media encoding pipelines, streaming media workflows, and workflow coordination layers for on-premise and cloud media processing components.
  • Partner with the Live Broadcast Operations team to collaborate and create services and standards enabling live operations at scale.
  • Implement infrastructure, tools, and applications to monitor critical operational workflows in the live video space in real-time, including the building of tools for the Live Broadcast Operations team to manage and troubleshoot live video streams.
  • Build automation and quality control checks to alert operators of any ongoing issues with existing live streams.
  • Support live streams and events, maintaining high quality throughout the broadcast chain.
  • Be able to work with flexible hours based on the live events schedule.


  • 4+ years of hands-on professional experience with back-end systems development and 3+ years of experience in live streaming workflows.
  • Robust programming skills and strong experience with Java/Go.
  • Strong experience with scripting languages and automation tools.
  • Desirable experience in operation, metrics, dashboard, and alerting. 
  • Strong understanding of digital audio/video fundamentals, compression technologies, distribution formats, and associated technologies such as Multicast and Unicast video distribution, MPEG Video (2,4, & HEVC), MPEG-2 TS, AVC/HEVC/DD+, Atmos, HDR, SCTE-35 & ESNI signaling, closed-captions, satellite video distribution, and ad-splicing.
  • Experience with video transport protocols such as RTP, RTMP, SRT, UDP, Zixi, RIST, HLS, MPEG-DASH
  • Expertise with audio/video codecs, HDR (HDR10/Dolby Vision), and DRM technologies (Fairplay, Playready, Widevine).
  • Expertise in client-side and server-side dynamic ad insertion, including technical architecture and design implications.
  • Comfort with the software development lifecycle and software-based tools and workflows.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, problem-solving, debugging, and decision-making skills.


  • Expertise in encoding profiles, bitrate ladders, and video compression technologies.
  • Expertise in AWS, command line operations (Linux/Windows), and open-source multimedia frameworks.
  • Experience with feed contribution and conditioning hardware, including encoders, decoders, format converters, and similar in either baseband or ST 2110 domains

At Netflix, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors to determine your personal top of market. We rely on market indicators to determine compensation and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to get it right. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary and will also be dependent on your location. 

The overall market range for roles in this area of Netflix is typically $100,000 - $400,000