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Scaling Revenue & Growth Tooling

Written by Nick Tomlin, Michael Possumato, and Rahul Pilani.This post shares how the Revenue & Growth Tools (RGT) team approaches creating full-stack tools for the teams that are the financial backbone of Netflix. Our primary partners are the teams of Revenue and Growth Engineering (RGE): Growth, Membership, Billing, Payments, and Partner Subscription....

Production Media Management: Transforming Media Workflows by leveraging the Cloud

Written by Anton Margoline, Avinash Dathathri, Devang Shah and Murthy Parthasarathi. Credit to Netflix Studio’s Product, Design, Content Hub Engineering teams along with all of the supporting partner and platform teams.In this post, we will share a behind-the-scenes look at how Netflix delivers technology and infrastructure to help production crews...

ConsoleMe: A Central Control Plane for AWS Permissions and Access

ConsoleMe: A Central Control Plane for AWS Permissions and AccessBy Curtis Castrapel, Patrick Sanders, and Hee Won KimAt AWS re:Invent 2020, we open sourced two new tools for managing multi-account AWS permissions and access. We’re very excited to bring you ConsoleMe (pronounced: kuhn-soul-mee), and its CLI utility, Weep (pun intended)!If you missed...

Remote Workstations for the Discerning Artists

By Michelle BrennerNetflix is poised to become the world’s most prolific producer of visual effects and original animated content. To meet that demand, we need to attract the world’s best artistic talent. Artists like to work at places where they can create groundbreaking entertainment instead of worrying about getting access to the software or source...

A Day in the Life of an Experimentation and Causal Inference Scientist @ Netflix

Stephanie Lane, Wenjing Zheng, Mihir TendulkarSource credit: NetflixWithin the rapid expansion of data-related roles in the last decade, the title Data Scientist has emerged as an umbrella term for myriad skills and areas of business focus. What does this title mean within a given company, or even within a given industry? It can be hard to know from...

The Netflix Cosmos Platform

Orchestrated Functions as a Microserviceby Frank San Miguel on behalf of the Cosmos teamIntroductionCosmos is a computing platform that combines the best aspects of microservices with asynchronous workflows and serverless functions. Its sweet spot is applications that involve resource-intensive algorithms coordinated via complex, hierarchical workflows...

Packaging award-winning shows with award-winning technology

By Cyril ConcolatoIntroductionIn previous blog posts, our colleagues at Netflix have explained how 4K video streams are optimized, how even legacy video streams are improved and more recently how new audio codecs can provide better aural experiences to our members. In all these cases, prior to being delivered through our content delivery network Open...

Beyond REST

Rapid Development with GraphQL Microservicesby Dane AvillaThe entertainment industry has struggled with COVID-19 restrictions impacting productions around the globe. Since early 2020, Netflix has been iteratively developing systems to provide internal stakeholders and business leaders with up-to-date tools and dashboards with the latest information...

Building a Rule-Based Platform to Manage Netflix Membership SKUs at Scale

By Budhaditya Das, Wallace Wang, and Scott YaoAt Netflix, we aspire to entertain the world. From mailing DVDs in the US to a global streaming service with over 200 million subscribers across 190 countries, we have come a long way. For the longest time, Netflix had three plans (basic/standard/premium) with a single 30-day free trial offer at signup....

Hawkins: Diving into the Reasoning Behind our Design System

Stranger Things imagery showcasing the inspiration for the Hawkins Design Systemby Hawkins team member Joshua Godi; with cover art from Martin Bekerman and additional imagery from Wiki ChavesHawkins may be the name of a fictional town in Indiana, most widely known as the backdrop for one of Netflix’s most popular TV series “Stranger Things,” but the...

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