Netflix is hiring a
CDN Reliability Engineer L5 - Open Connect

United States 🇺🇸

Full-time, Remote

$100K - $720K / Year

Tags:Site Reliability 🛠️NetworkSecurity 🔐Python 🐍Linux 🐧Containers
How do you spark joy in hundreds of millions of people? It starts with a vision - that technology can give voice to stories around the world. In delivering those much-loved stories, Netflix is responsible for a significant portion of global internet traffic.

To steward that responsibility, we work collaboratively with ISPs to deploy Open Connect, Netflix’s Content Delivery Network (CDN), our in-house custom-built network, and server infrastructure responsible for delivering 100% of Netflix's video traffic. 

We strive to deliver a great Netflix viewing experience in over 190 countries so our customers can watch whatever, whenever, interruption-free.

We are seeking a seasoned Reliability Engineer with extensive experience in *nix, networking, data analysis, and large-scale platform operations experience to design, scale, operate, automate, and analyze our globally distributed CDN.  Come join us and play a meaningful role in our journey to entertain the world! 


  • Drive continual improvement in resiliency, observability, monitoring, instrumentation, and automation with the primary goal of maintaining a highly scalable and reliable CDN platform worldwide.
  • Aggregate, analyze and correlate large amounts of server and application performance data. Use the innovative Netflix Big Data platform as a highly flexible, specialized, and efficient toolset to identify opportunities for platform optimization and system reliability improvements, as well as identify patterns/anomalies for further investigation.
  • Provide technical design and engineering assistance to ISP partners to integrate our Open Connect Appliances.
  • Handle Tier 3 escalation and participate in an on-call rotation for the CDN platform production issues.


  • 3+ years of Service Reliability/Operational experience running large-scale, high-performance systems & internet services with a focus on performance and reliability.
  • Preferred - B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent professional experience).
  • Strong working knowledge of networking concepts and application protocols, especially TCP/IP, BGP, DNS, TLS, and HTTP/S with focused experience on CDNs and HTTP cache/proxy technologies.
  • Skilled in designing, creating, and maintaining automation written in a programming language such as Python.
  • Expert-level knowledge of managing and debugging Unix/Linux systems (engineering fundamentals, networking, storage, operating systems) at scale.
  • Experience with distributed analytic processing technologies (Hive, Presto/Trino, Spark SQL, etc).
  • Strong understanding of applied statistics and the ability to code systems that identify outlier behavior in large systems.
  • Some experience with container and container orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and to communicate cross-functionally with internal and external partners.

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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.