Are LinkedIn and Netflix actually interesting?

Amazon Da🍆
Nov 2, 2018 38 Comments

People say good perks and salary. But isn't it super boring there?

LinkedIn just has the website.
Netflix just has streaming sitting on top of AWS.

Both already up and running. Where is the challenge.

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Nvidia notmyfoo
    You forgot Amazon in the list of web products already up and running
    Nov 2, 2018 8
    • Amazon Da🍆
      OP
      If you have information about other products of LinkedIn and Netflix, please provide your knowledge. Learning about this is one of the main goals behind my question.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • New EVlp62
      Check out netflix techblog. They build some sweet tools. I imagine LinkedIn too as they built tools like kafka
      Nov 2, 2018
    • LinkedIn qTnk64
      Data infra at LinkedIn is really, really bad. If you can muster the patience to fix it at LinkedIn speed then by any means join, but if you want to get a bunch of stuff done you're in for a rough time.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • Intel goforitt
      Data infra is bad? Culture wise or work is not interesting?
      Nov 3, 2018
    • LinkedIn qTnk64
      I feel I already answered your question
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Might be interesting to change that god awful UI of Netflix. Their ratings must be complete garbage if they’re hiding it all like they do.
    Nov 2, 2018 2
    • MailChimp bxudyt
      I wish I could permanently hide most of their awful originals
      Nov 2, 2018
    • They act like they don’t have metadata on every title and only allow you to select “TV Shows” ...I mean really dude — what if I want to get nerdy and get down into the weeds on some random sport because I’m nostalgic?

      It’s a pretty sad UI and I wonder how much they lose out on because people just can’t find anything other than The Office and Netflix originals that no one cares to watch these days
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Vertivco / Eng
    FastPapuan

    Vertivco Eng

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    There is no challenge. It's a facade. Thanks for spreading the truth.
    Nov 2, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn jD31n6
    Scale is still a problem to solve for most tech companies. If scale isn’t a problem, then what are you doing that every other company isn’t? Without scale, everything you are doing is basically CRUD.

    At LinkedIn for example, our growth for this year blew way past our expectations so we are still trying to solve for that.

    In addition to linkedin.com we have several enterprise products for recruiters, job seekers, learning & development, sales reps, marketers, and freelancers. All of these products take a significant amount of effort in product development, machine learning, performance, and operability to ensure the businesses that buy our products are successful

    We also have teams responsible for infra products like Kafka and Samza who are tirelessly trying to write new features and support our own internal users while supporting other “actually interesting” companies that are also using those products.

    Sorry if this all sounds boring to you.
    Nov 2, 2018 7
    • LinkedIn / Mgmt User732
      Cisco, come work with us and fix it 😀 if it was all already perfect, there wouldn't be any interesting problems left.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • I would if I was ever interested in moving to the Bay or NYC. Good luck with it!
      Nov 2, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      Where are you located?
      Nov 2, 2018
    • NC
      Nov 2, 2018
    • Square OhGodWhy
      There is a lot of interesting stuff you can do even if scale is not an issue. Square has a lot of teams that don’t have to worry about scale at this point and are still tackling challenging problems.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Amazon rhuW84
    Go work for a startup if you want interesting work.
    Nov 2, 2018 0
  • Amazon pkdje
    Couldn’t the same be said about most of Amazon retail teams?
    Nov 2, 2018 1
    • Amazon Ha ha
      All teams at Amazon are in full empire building mode.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Amazon PAxv45
    well it is like saying oh Google search is just a website. Do you know how many fucking engineers take to keep those websites rolling?!
    Nov 2, 2018 1
    • Amazon Da🍆
      OP
      😂
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Oath / Eng lol 😂
    LinkedIn have a suite of products targeted at recruiters. These are not exposed to regular users. They also do a lot of machine learning that needs to be tweaked to find you connections.

    Netflix is building a suite of products for film producers. They may someday spin out their own Pixar and Marvel Studios. Or maybe just merge with Disney
    Nov 2, 2018 3
    • Amazon Da🍆
      OP
      Is there a person from Netflix that could provide more details?
      Nov 2, 2018
    • LinkedIn qTnk64
      Our machine learning is very rudimentary fyi. The most interesting work is done around search and title normalization and we do have quite a few interesting datasets but gdpr really limits with we can do with it.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • LinkedIn MSDI43
      Machine learning at LinkedIn is seriously lacking. Engineering is hamstrung by seriously lacking infrastructure and infinite duplications, poor overall organization. We move at snail pace.
      Nov 8, 2018
  • Cisco binmer
    Netflix seems fairly interesting and their biggest challenge is scale.

    But I would think their tech problems are solved already. Their biggest problem today is making content that attracts customers before their debt goes belly up
    Nov 2, 2018 0
  • MuleSoft kapok
    Netflix sucks. Takes eons to load on my tv and mostly throws errors.
    Nov 2, 2018 3
    • General Motors 🍺o🍺
      Consider upgrading TV or internet
      Nov 2, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      Doesn't fix the problem. That's why y'all almost got taken over by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • MuleSoft kapok
      Lol. I have an OLED, GM
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Netflix / Eng ricewater
    True, most of our tech issues have been solved. Now I am just waiting the stock to 3x.
    Nov 2, 2018 1
    • Change your god awful UI. Also, open more transparency into your recommender systems by bringing ratings back. Thumbs up and down doesn’t show intensity or weighting and it’s clearly hurting your viewership.

      You guys have a ton of issues.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • New / Eng uhYr23
    Why do you want challenging work OP? What's your career goal in 10 years from now?
    Nov 2, 2018 0

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