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Netflix revolutionizes the way people watch TV shows and moviesWith more than 26 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming fro... Read More

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Video Engineer

Join the small, scrappy, and highly talented team that manages the encoding process for tens of thousands of titles going out to over 20 million Netflix subscribers.  Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix subscriber growth has been accelerating for the last several years. At the same time, Netflix is well positioned to expand internationally for years to come. Our upside potential has never been greater – both domestically and internationally – and there’s never been a more promising time to join Netflix.

The encoding services team is directly responsible for shepherding content onto Netflix servers, transforming that content into streams that are viewable on Xbox 360, PS3, iPad, iPhone and more, and using a variety of approaches to find quality issues with our streams and resolve them.

About You:

- You believe in the Netflix mission and are passionate about our service.  You have opinions about what we do well and what we can do better.

- You have read our culture and opportunity presentation decks online and realize that Netflix walks the walk when it comes to doing things differently.

- You are a demonstrable video and movie buff, can speak passionately about your favorite movies and TV shows, and can browse IMDB for hours at a time.

- You are ready to work on a high performance team that will be called upon to do extraordinary things to take Netflix international.

- You are self driven and independent.  You make progress even when no one else is around.

- You are extremely proficient with computers.  You are familiar with both Linux and Windows/Mac environments.  You build your own computer every few years and have more than a few computers lying around your home.

- You have done extensive command/shell scripting and basic programming in languages such as Java.

- You have a broad and deep understanding of video and film.  This understanding encompasses everything from their history to their technical workings and processes used today.

- You are extremely experienced with video encoding and processing.  You have seen and can articulate the problems a video may have when improperly authored.  You can narrow down issues just by viewing playback and/or general inspection of a file.

- You have read the specifications for MPEG-2 and H.264 and understand the impact of the common and unique parameters for each.  You should be able to apply this knowledge to create files which are compatible with devices and specs such as HTML5, Silverlight, Flash, iOS, PS3, Xbox, etc.

- You have evaluated many encoding and multiplexing tools, integrated them into a workflow, and have examined the results in detail.  You should feel as comfortable with command-line tools as you do with GUI applications.

- You can easily articulate the pros and cons of specific video and audio codecs.  You can even speak to the history of those codecs over time.  You also stay up to date on future compression technologies.

- You actively peruse encoding forums such as doom9.  You actively follow open source projects such as Handbrake, x264, Avisynth, VP8, FLAC, and more.

- You have good knowledge of consumer based audio/video products and can speak to the pros and cons of a device or technology.

The Role:

You, as part of the encoding services team, will do all of the following:

- Research, test, and recommend encoding tools and workflows for new profiles and devices.

- Develop optimal encoding profiles for our target devices that balance quality, bitrate, and speed of encoding.

- Integrate and test new processing steps into our encoding pipeline.

- Troubleshoot esoteric problems with videos when the encoding pipeline fails to generate a perfect result.  You will determine if simple parameters or workflow changes can resolve the problem, or if stream level fixes are required.

- Benchmark the performance of our tools in multiple environments.

- Communicate with hardware and software partners to help them understand requirements we have that will speed up our workflows.

- Evaluate and possibly implement automated methods of performing quality control on our mezzanines.

- Fulfill one-off custom requests for differing encodes which will be used for internal testing and proof of concept.

Compensation:

Netflix believes in paying top of market for top flight people.  Expect a very competitive salary, the opportunity to participate in an innovative stock option plan, a 401K with matching, and comprehensive benefits.  More importantly, expect to work with and gel with other people who are just as talented and unique as you are.

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