Manager, SW Development & QA

Software Engineering  |  Cambridge  | ID: 8422 

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Manager, SW Development & QA

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.

 

 
About the Team
 
The OS Extensions and Apps team is responsible for the development, QA, and software releases of Roku OS extensions like Roku Browser, NDK Daemon services, NDK, IDK development packages, and streaming applications like Netflix, YouTube, BBC, AirPlay, Spotify, etc. Our team is also responsible for the pre-certification testing of these channels and final submission to partners for formal certification.

About the Role
 
You will be contributing extensively to our NDK and underlying porting layer development to enable top-tier streaming applications on top of Roku OS.  You will also manage a small team of Roku browser and channel development engineers and certification QA engineers.

What you’ll be doing
  • Work with development and QA teams from content partners to understand their SDK requirements and certification test procedures for channel certification.
  • Manage the various stages of development and certification QA process for partner channels to ensure compatibility with Roku.
  • Design and development of NDK modules and underlying porting layer to enable top-tier streaming applications on top of Roku OS.
  • Manage channel development plans, releases, certification QA projects.
  • Liaise and communicate with globally distributed teams, partners, and management.
We’re excited if you have
  • 7+ Years of strong software development and 2+ years of management experience.
  • Extensive software engineering experience with C/C++/JavaScript and Embedded Linux,
  • Experience with Browser technologies like Chromium or Webkit and graphics layers like OpenGL or Vulkan.
  • Solid understanding of design and architecting for performance, ensuring that your code is fast, resource efficient and ultra-reliable
  • Deep understanding of multi-threaded environments and concurrency management
  • Proven track record of success in managing teams working on embedded systems and products.
  • In-depth understanding of Linux, tools, libraries, and open-source development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Computer Science or equivalent engineering experience
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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.

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