Principal Technical Program Manager - Live Experiences

    • Netflix, Inc.
  • Posted 40 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


USD 300,000.00 per year
Full Time


Value engineering
User experience
Product management
IT program management
Software engineering
Systems design
Computer hardware
Project management
Attention to detail
Software development

Job Details

The Streaming and Discovery Experiences Engineering organization continuously improves the Netflix experience to delight, attract, and retain our members. We're responsible for much of what our members interact with when they use Netflix - from our streaming algorithms to our client and server playback systems to the UI our members use daily to find their next favorite Netflix title.

We are looking for a product-minded Technical Program Manager who is passionate about building a great Live experiences. You will be part of a cross-functional group of product managers, designers, data scientists, researchers, and engineers who are leading the evolution of the Netflix app across our entire device ecosystem.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of large consumer-facing Live initiatives at Netflix.
  • Leverage the insights and experience from this work to influence the improvement of underlying technologies, architectures, and operations.
  • Apply strong technical, organizational, and communication skills to devise sound technical approaches to abstract goals.
  • Identify the systems involved to build new solutions, align roadmaps, and weigh relative priorities.
  • Establish an overall plan for numerous teams to rally around and successfully launch new Live experiences for Netflix customers.
  • Identifying and mitigating technical risks.
  • You are a strong communicator with exceptional listening skills. You can operate independently, challenge the status quo, and always play for the larger team.

What sets you apart?

  • Familiarity with systems and technologies used to bring Live events to tens of millions of people.
  • A passion for driving toward clarity and simplicity.
  • Experience making smart architectural investments to meet the demands of a rapidly growing user base across the world. You've learned the difference between building flexible systems that adapt to business needs and unnecessarily complex systems that attempt to guess the future.
  • Always thinking about the user experience implications of the team's work.
  • You are a thought partner to your business stakeholders and successfully influence product direction.
  • You seek to understand other parts of the business, their limitations, and where product sensitivities lie.
  • You balance competing concerns and make tough calls on where to cut scope vs. invest more, and how to make resourcing trade-offs across different domains.
  • As comfortable speaking technically as non-technically and able to bridge between the two.
  • 10+ years of experience in product management, technical program management, software engineering, or leading software development projects.

Desired Technical Skills

  • Consumer software, systems design, and architecture experience.
  • Ability to identify gaps in solutions, debate technical approaches, and see various perspectives.
  • Able to provide insights into business, product, and technology tradeoffs.
  • Great at adapting solutions to meet short and longer-term needs.
  • Expertise in low-latency streaming, hardware, and infrastructure.

Desired Project Management Skills

  • Can devise and apply various approaches to the execution of complex initiatives.
  • Coordination across many independent tracks of work and organizations.
  • Excels at leading large-scale software projects.
  • Risk identification and mitigation.
  • Can balance strategic and tactical efforts to make tough calls and broadly communicate the decision framework.
  • Detail-oriented, can identify what's missing in planning and execution of software development, testing, and launch.

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 $300,000 - $900,000.

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.
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