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Data Engineering Intern, Data Science and Engineering

October 26, 2021
Remote, LA, SFBA, United States of America
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Who are we?
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 200+ million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Netflix is reinventing entertainment from end to end. We are revolutionizing how shows and movies are produced, pushing technological boundaries to efficiently deliver streaming video at massive scale over the internet, and continuously improving and personalizing how content is presented around the globe.
The Data Science and Engineering (DSE) team at Netflix is aimed at improving various aspects of our business.  Data Engineers within DSE, are focused on providing our colleagues rich data so that we can make decisions on how to bring the most joy to our subscribers via compelling content, personalized product interactions, and stellar customer service; as well as building datasets to better understand and continuously improve efficiency in studio productions, platform utilization, and membership growth. Data Engineering function is foundational to  the success of those areas and is an exciting space to gain hands-on experience with new technologies and unique culture.

Who are you?

  • Curious and motivated learner - pursuing an MS/PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or Statistics, graduating in Summer 2023 or before
  • Clear communicator - you are concise and articulate in speech and writing
  • Have completed Coursework or have some experience with data structures and dimensional data modeling, ETL and data warehouse architecture
  • You understand principles of distributed systems (Hadoop, Spark, MPP)
  • Have practical knowledge of scripting languages (ideally Python or Scala)
  • Able to write a SQL query with minimal guidance

What will you learn?

  • Build large-scale batch and/or real-time pipelines with data processing frameworks like Spark or Flink
  • Collaborate on designing components of analytical data model
  • Design technical and business driven data audits to ensure data quality
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data issues in the data pipelines
  • Collaborate with other Data Engineers and build relationships with Analytics and ML Engineers, and Data Scientists
  • Learn how to work closely with business stakeholders in a high paced environment
The Summer Internship
Our approach to internships is different: like Netflix itself, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups based on interests and skill sets, and fully embed interns within those groups for the summer. Netflix is a unique place to work and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about our culture.
Internships will be a minimum of 12 weeks, with timing flexible to candidate needs. Conditions permitting, our summer internships in 2022 will be located — depending on the team — either remotely, in our Los Gatos, CA, or in our Los Angeles, CA, office.
Netflix is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates 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, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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