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Friday, November 02, 2007

Analytics Engineer, Operations Algorithms and Analytics - Netflix (Sunnyvale, CA)

Position: Analytics Engineer, Operations Algorithms and Analytics - 1787
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

The Company:

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than six million subscribers access to more than 85,000 DVD titles. The company offers a variety of subscription plans, starting at $4.99 a month. There are no due dates, no late fees and no shipping fees. DVDs are delivered for free by the USPS from regional shipping centers located throughout the United States. Netflix can reach more than 90 percent of its subscribers with generally one business-day delivery. Netflix offers personalized movie recommendations to its members and has more than one billion movie ratings. Netflix also allows members to share and recommend movies to one another through its Friends® feature. For more information, visit www.netflix.com.

The Role:

Operations Algorithms and Analytics team is responsible for developing and supporting key algorithms that lead to the efficient delivery of millions of DVDs each week from multiple shipping centers. The analytics engineer will be working as a key member of this small, highly-visible group focused on maximizing service levels to our customers at minimal cost.

This multi-faceted role is part backend systems development, part scientific computing. This position will challenge you not only to handle large data sets with ease, but also to develop sophisticated statistically-based predictive systems built around this data.

The specific individual responsibilities will include working with the Director of Algorithms and Analytics in identifying key areas throughout Operations that invite sophisticated and creative uses of analytical methods.

The developer will be expected to be self-guided and to be genuinely curious about what makes things tick. There are a lot of unanswered questions here and the developer is expected not only to find them -- we expect you to answer them, to communicate them, and ultimately lead efforts to address them. We are after a real renaissance person here.

Experience & Competencies:


  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • 7 or more years in a technical role with emphasis placed on software development and handling of large data sets.
  • Experience designing and developing software using Java, SQL and PL/SQL.
  • 5 or more years developing software using an Oracle 8i / 9i / 10g database(s).
  • Solid knowledge of software development processes.
  • Ability to document complex technical concepts.

Nice To Have:
  • Academic or professional experience in statistics, mathematics, computer science, operations research or related engineering fields.
  • Experience using statistical/mathematical software tools such as SAS, R, Matlab, etc.
  • Project management experience.
  • Prior experience with fast moving E-Commerce companies.

Characteristics of Success at Netflix:
  • Strong customer orientation, both internally and externally.
  • Strategic thinking both technically and business wise.
  • Creative and solutions oriented thinking.
  • Ability to execute successfully on business strategy.
  • Hands-on work style.
  • Self motivated / self starter.
  • Personal drive to achieve world class software development.
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment without letting your ego gets in the way.
  • Love of technical challenges and the sense of pride it brings to solve them.
  • High level of integrity and ethics.

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