Monday, August 11, 2008

Looking for a star/ninja/guru developer....

I'm hiring, looking for someone who regularly gets a "wow" response from co-workers:

As a key engineer/ researcher for our web application development team, you will be working on data mining and algorithm development to build the world’s best movie finding software with some of the brightest people in the E-commerce arena. Our goal is to know our customers’ movie tastes well enough to create the perfect store, always presenting amazing titles just for them.

We are looking for a very experienced engineer who can take the lead, researching, modeling, presenting, designing and building algorithms that run in a service oriented architecture to support millions of customers. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, intellectually curious individual. A Doctorate or experience working in a research environment, work with personalization algorithms, machine learning, adaptive systems, and statistical analysis would be a bonus. Experience with large scale multithreaded Java applications is essential.

This is a hands-on individual contributor role, for example you may need to prototype or model a new concept, communicate it, architect a Hadoop cluster, write the code to load and analyze interesting data and build high performance scalable Java and SQL code to incorporate the results into the web site.

Netflix is a performance culture. Everyone is located in Los Gatos CA, no teleworking, contractors or offshore development. Pay is at the top end of the scale for the SF Bay Area. Netflix is scaling the company by hiring the very best people in the industry. There are no interns or junior staff, minimal need for processes, we hire fully formed adults and give them freedom with responsibility. Netflix is very focused, small enough to be fun and to know everyone and everything that is going on, yet big enough to be interesting, with a big impact in a very entertaining industry.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

CMG08 Draft Agenda - Las Vegas in December

CMG just published the draft agenda for their annual conference on their website. This year I will be on a panel with other Michelson Award winners discussing Visualization, and probably on a second panel talking about Unix performance. I'm also planning to repeat the half day training seminars on Unix Performance, and Capacity Planning with Free Tools.

See you there!