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Netflix appears to be diving into cloud gaming.

As detailed in a job ad posted by the streamer, Netflix is seeking a rendering engineer to support its “cloud gaming service.” This person will be responsible for optimizing the rendering of games so the company can render “multiple games” on its “cloud gaming appliances.”

The ad also provides further indication that Netflix wants to double down on games despite recent reports that suggest very few of its subscribers are interested in its newer initiative.

Bring your passion for games and joy of enabling others as we build our games experience. We are rapidly expanding new gaming offerings, so we are seeking a rendering engineer who is excited to help us lead the continued building and scaling of our efforts for our international audience.

Here’s what the job demands, per Netflix’s job posting:

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Are a quick learner and excited about learning new technologies
  • Passionate about game development and rendering techniques
  • Advocate software craftsmanship and take pride in your work
  • Thrive in an environment with lots of context and minimal guidance
  • Enjoy collaborating with engineers across functional teams and have excellent communication skills
  • Enjoy taking full ownership of projects from conception to production

Qualifications:

  • Experience analyzing and accelerating graphics workloads
  • Experience working with the Unity or Unreal game engines
  • Experience developing and optimizing high performance, real-time applications such as games or simulations
  • Strong C++ coding skills
  • Deep experience with rendering APIs (e.g. Vulkan, DirectX, Metal, OpenGL)

Nice to have:

  • Experience writing SDKs
  • Coding skills in multiple languages (e.g. Go, Python, Rust)
  • Experience with game development
  • Experience with Vulkan APIs

Reports from earlier this month would suggest that less than 1% of Netflix’s 221 million subscribers are playing the streamer’s mobile games.

Source: Netflix

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