Senior Software Engineer - Core OS / Roku Platform

Software Engineering  |  Cambridge  | ID: 8437 

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Senior Software Engineer - Core OS / Roku Platform

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 Software Engineering Team

This team spends most of its time working on features that tie directly to both revenue and user experience, from content discovery and search to Roku pay and subscription to embedded software and firmware, and much more. We innovate in ways you might not expect, like bringing in dozens of live/linear channels into The Roku Channel. It’s like a virtual antenna but better: now you can watch linear/live channels digitally with a program guide. Our product roadmap will help us accelerate our growth and scale, putting surprising new features into the hands of tens of millions of Roku users worldwide.  

Our developers and engineers are owners. They motivated from within, finding and taking on a feature or project simply because that problem needs to be solved and shipped. But that individual must work together with different engineering teams, UI design, product teams, and business leadership to make things happen, which means that engineers succeed here because they can maintain that independent spirit and motivation within a deeply collaborative environment. We are the pragmatic dreamers inventing and re-inventing the world of streaming media.

 

About the role

With so many people using our products globally, we’ve become well-known for products that “just work” right out of the box and integrate almost by magic.  That doesn’t happen by accident, which is why we are committed to making sure our products aren’t just intuitive, they’re obvious.  To support that commitment, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer experienced in building services at scale. Our RokuOS team is responsible for the architecture and implementation of services that support Roku's applications.  

Are you a Senior Software Engineer with experience building high-performing applications and SDK components? Do you have a desire to code on a wildly-popular consumer electronics platform?  If the answer is yes, then we would love to talk with you!  This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a high level of visibility, thrives on having a critical business impact, and is excited to work on a component that touches almost everything streamed on the Roku platform.  You will be part of the engineering team that builds The Roku Channel, search, innovative ad tech features and many other content discovery and search features of the Roku OS.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Develop core features of Roku OS Application framework 
  • Work closely with Product Development, UI design, Platform Services, and Release Management teams to contribute to our application development
  • Investigate, diagnose and resolve issues within the Roku Platform

 

We’re excited if you have

  • Relevant software development experience in an Embedded Linux space.  
  • Strong senior level programming skills with languages like C, C++, Java, Python etc. 
  • Experience developing/working on UI applications
  • Good understanding of Core OS concepts like memory management and multi-threading
  • Understanding of API design, considerations and trade-offs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (this role involves frequent communications with teams throughout Roku, and third parties as well)
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related

 

Nice to have:

  • An understanding of Linux tools, frameworks, and libraries
  • Experience with scripting languages like Lua, Python, JavaScript and derivative
  • Experience writing functional and integration tests
  • Awareness of Scene Graph framework or similar.  
  • Consumer electronics 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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