Internationalization Engineer

Netflix | Los Gatos, CA

Posted Date 11/14/2018

Globalization at Netflix is looking for a seasoned Internationalization Engineer to partner closely with the various engineering and product teams within Netflix. The primary focus of this position is to serve as a subject matter expert on i18n best practices, as well to architect, evangelize, and engineer solutions to solve i18n issues across various functions as we continue to expand on an international scale. This lean team primarily operates within our headquarters in Los Gatos. If you would be interested in defining i18n at a growing company with ambitious goals for global development, we want to talk to you!


  • Be an i18n evangelist at Netflix, increasing the i18n IQ of internal development and design teams
  • Drive usage of ICU and CLDR standards throughout our engineering org
  • Drive the i18n roadmap and communicate it to all involved
  • Work with our Product Managers to ensure product business decisions are aligned with i18n best practices
  • Provide technical guidance to product and engineering partners, using your knowledge of internationalization best practices and standards
  • Work as an embedded engineer within different product teams assisting them with internationalizing code, externalizing localizable content, and improving localizability
  • Write scripts and automation tools when needed
  • Help implement i18n tools for conformance at code submission or build time
  • Organize ongoing i18n testing

Required Skills

  • Proven experience in i18n engineering, ideally related to web development and integrating i18n frameworks
  • Extensive knowledge of software design and architecture, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience in building scalable applications with high availability and performance
  • Passion for contributing to open source projects ( ideally ICU4J and CLDR )
  • Clear communication and presentation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of XML, expert knowledge of Java, and associated i18n best practices for each. Node.js experience is a plus
  • Extensive experience with JUnit or TestNG
  • Solid experience using standard development tools, web services, and advanced scripting skills
  • Proven expertise in externalizing localizable strings stored in databases
  • Experience with I18n tools and automation expertise
  • Experience integrating enterprise-level localization tools into build systems to facilitate continuous localization cycles
  • Thorough knowledge of Unicode design, ICU4J, CLDR, and other common i18n standards
  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in CS preferred
Job Category
Developer, Engineer

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