Graduated with BS in CS last year. Have about 2.25 YOE including 3 internships, a 6 month co-op and a 10 month stint as a Backend SWE at a startup.
Working as a SDE-1 (full stack - Java and React) at a Tier B company right now but I want to prepare to get into Netflix as a Senior SWE in about 2-3 years.
I am fascinated about their engineering practices and would love to be a part of their backend team. (I have read a lot of blogs and watch their tech conference vids)
Basically, what are some common patterns that you see at Netflix for people who are hired as Senior SWE (backend)?
Not a hard and fast rule, just something to keep in mind so you don't accidentally misrepresent your experience on the spot to someone.
I would encourage you to broaden your horizons. Netflix is one of the most difficult brand name tech companies to get into if you have <5 YOE. They usually only hire takent who'd be E5/L5 level or higher at Google/Facebook. By all means shoot for it, but don't anchor your aspirations to one single company. Aim to be the best you can be, which is a goal entirely within your control.