Software Analyst, Patent and Litigation Research

Software Engineering  |  San Jose  | ID: 7997 

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Software Analyst, Patent and Litigation Research

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 Advanced Development Team

The advanced development team pushes the boundaries beyond product lines to build genuinely new things. We think independent of standard shipping cadences and timelines, working on foundational technologies that could impact every Roku device in the future and on ideas that no one’s seen in their living room.

Because this is an exceptional team, we are seeking unusual talent. Everyone here is an expert but without the myopia of over-specialization. They have the technical expertise to let them see the bigger picture but can still go deep into the minutia, pushing back against convention and building something singular and new. They foster a strong sense of collaboration and trust with little room for drama. Together, this is a team of people who love to make decisions and own those decisions.

 

About the role

This role is intended for an individual who wants to bridge the engineering and legal fields—more technical than a paralegal and more product- and legal-oriented than a traditional software developer. The ideal candidate will be a computer science/pre-law graduate, or a computer science graduate with work experience with patents. The role is also appropriate for candidates interested in a career as a software architect, patent examiner, or technical writer.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Collaborate with the Director of RokuOS Architecture and across engineering in support of the VP Litigation & Intellectual Property. Projects will include:

    • Preparing reports and presentations for a variety of IP issues, such as evaluating patent portfolios or analyzing patent assertion threats

    • Researching and summarizing technical responses for fact inquiries

    • Gathering technical materials to support the discovery process

    • Studying and explaining technology industry standards

    • Assisting engineers and product managers with invention harvesting and patent disclosures

    • Developing scripts, queries and other tools to extract relevant source code for analysis

    • Gathering historical information on the evolution and pedigree of source code

    • Data mining customer logs to determine usage statistics

  • Identify and foster a network of subject matter experts who can assist in your research

  • Over time gain a broad and deep understanding of the features and internal design of Roku OS, our cross-platform television operating system that powers all of Roku’s TVs and set-top boxes. You should become a Roku power user who can also explain how everything works under-the-hood

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering. Dual major in pre-law is preferred

  • Experience with patent analysis or involvement with patent prosecution, litigation, and valuation

  • Good understanding of embedded Linux and shell scripting

  • Ability to read and annotate C and C++ code

  • Experience with SQL

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Interviews will include an evaluation of your technical writing ability

We're excited if you have:

  • A legal clerk internship or previous law firm experience

  • Any experience with software architecture

  • Patent Bar Registration

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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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Roku complies with federal and state disability laws and it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals, including applicants and employees, with disabilities unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to rokuhr@roku.com.

Roku considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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Roku is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to provide equal opportunity to all individuals seeking employment without regards to race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law. Roku also prohibits harassment or discrimination of applicants based on any of the above-listed protected categories. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, demotion, and termination of employment.

 

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