Director, Consumer Program Management
Program Management | San Jose | ID: 7596
Director, Consumer Program Management
Teamwork makes the stream work.
Roku is changing how the world watches TV
Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US, and we’ve set our sights on powering every television in the world. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.
From your first day at Roku, you’ll make a valuable — and valued — contribution. We’re a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers around the world while gaining meaningful experience across a variety of disciplines.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players, speakers and Roku TV™ models are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV brands and pay TV operators.
In response to Roku’s significant growth and increasing number of complex strategic initiatives, Roku has created a program management group responsible for the planning, organization and management of people and processes necessary to ensure the success of all Roku products and key consumer initiatives. The scope of this group includes the introduction of features across the platform like building out innovative consumer facing product features, establishing seamless end to end commerce experiences, building new Marketing technology, and launching international experiences.
The team reports to the leader of Consumer Program Management and consists of senior program management leaders who exhibit both the technical and business acumen necessary for overseeing the entire development of a product. They are technical, strategic and provide oversight for multiple complex product initiatives that require cross-functional team alignment across the company (and externally).
The Director of Consumer Program Management, Product will build and support execution plans within the product space and strategize to improve, centralize, and/or partner to implement global, consumer facing product features. This person will work directly with multiple cross functional leaders across engineering, product, UX, the business, marketing and external partners to increase performance, optimization, and expand Roku's consumer facing product offerings. If you are a well seasoned program management executive who enjoys working in a fast paced, innovative product environment, then this is the role for you!
The successful candidate will be motivated by the ability to play a significant role ensuring that Roku is successful in scaling all of its businesses while continuing its long-held reputation of exceeding customer expectations. The ideal candidate has had end-to-end experience in product launches, understands how the UI works, experience with backend teams, and has worked on mobile and web experiences.
The candidate is a senior technical leader with a strong program management background, a head for business, and a pragmatic, data-driven, strategic approach to problem-solving. They will have the ability to influence leaders across different business and functional teams. They will have proven the ability to establish credibility at the executive level and with key partners and experience gaining consensus and approval for product planning efforts across multiple functional leaders. They will have demonstrated examples of shipping successful consumer facing products and experiences.
They will work quickly to understand business priorities, develop and communicate a plan, prioritize appropriately, and deliver commitments on time. The person will be results oriented, with a focus on achieving key goals as agreed, and identifying when an effort is not on target. They will have the ability to collaborate to solve problems, create scalable process efficiencies and design solutions.
- Lead multiple core teams consisting of senior leaders across the company to drive the successful development and launch of Roku product features domestically and into new markets. Examples might include launching new discovery experiences and journeys on the home screen.
- Support program planning, quarterly planning, release planning and prioritization for the VP of Product; partner with product leads, engineering, and business units to ensure alignment, while managing stakeholder communications.
- Build out efficiencies and frameworks for scalable home screen AB testing: intake, scoping, testing, and retrospective process.
- Deliver on multi-million dollar, high value partner campaigns for events such as New Years Eve and other experiences that contribute to our overall customer lifetime value.
- Create and maintain strategic roadmaps and work across multiple stakeholder businesses, among engineering, product, marketing and 3rd party vendors.
- Manage critical decision making, anticipate and mitigate potential risks, explore and implement contingency plans, and ensure cross-functional alignment throughout product development.
- Facilitate communications across the company to ensure transparency of program progress and risks, maintain plan-of-record and provide appropriate and timely updates to our executive team.
- Manage the post-launch process to identify and drive resolution of customer issues until we have met or exceeded our business and product KPI’s.
- Identify and drive process improvements that reduce risk and improve efficiency for all aspects of product development across the entire company.
- Build, support and maintain team level OKRs and progress tracking.
- 10+ years in an engineering leadership or senior program management role.
- Experience with successfully shipping consumer products and/or services.
- Ability to come up to speed quickly and contribute in a diverse set of technical areas.
- Data driven and pragmatic with excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Ability to present and convey key insights effectively to executive management.
- Ability to engage business leaders in thoughtful debate on issues, plans, and solutions.
- Flexible to changing development cycles and to maintain calm in the face of uncertainty.
- Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate teams outside of your direct purview.
- MS/BS ideally in Computer Science/Engineering
The Roku Culture
Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV.
We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002.
To learn more about Roku, our global footprint, and how we've grown, visit https://www.weareroku.com/factsheet.
Additionally, providing false, misleading, or inaccurate information or responses will void this application and disqualify you from consideration. If employed by Roku, it will result in the immediate termination of employment regardless of when Roku discovers misleading or inaccurate information.
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