Software Engineering Manager - Microservices

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Software Engineering Manager - Microservices

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 Role 
 
Roku pioneered TV streaming and continues to innovate and lead the industry. The Roku Channel has us well-positioned to help shape the future of streaming. Continued success relies on building customer relationships with Roku that delight and engage them. The Marketing Engineering team at Roku is focused on building the right products and services that help us provide the right communication to the right customers at the right time. We are hiring a manager to lead efforts toward our mission in the Marketing team.  
 
The ideal candidate will have endless curiosity and can pair a global mindset with locally relevant execution. You should be a gritty problem solver and self-starter who can drive programs with the product and commercial teams within Roku and across external strategic partner organisations. The successful candidate will display a balance of hard and soft skills, including the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs. 
 
 
What You’ll Be Doing 

  • Working very closely with your team, as well as broader business organisations like Product Management, User Experience teams, and business stakeholders, to determine and champion longer-term team direction and technology strategy 
  • Architecting and developing highly performant, fault-tolerant, and scalable features on Roku’s marketing stack, meeting the demands of a rapidly growing business in international markets 
  • Making important design decisions around architecture and balancing long-term and short-term business deliverables 
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and support to the direct report staff on both technical and non-technical issues. Ensuring high productivity of your team members
  • Participate as part of the scrum team to plan and commit at the sprint and release level 
  • Ensuring on-time and high-quality delivery of the project and new product launches
  • Contributing to infrastructure and process improvement within development organization, scaling solutions to adapt to international demand. Institute and adopt best engineering practices 

We’re excited if you have 

  • 4+ years of engineering management experience 
  • Experience in building microservices, distributed systems, data driven application using modern software development methodologies 
  • Comfort and experience splitting time between hands-on technical efforts and managing a team, working with various stakeholders, other business, and engineering teams, as well as end-to-end feature development 
  • Experience as a software development lead or manager, building and leading highly effective teams. You have demonstrable leadership, people management and communication skills 
  • Strong organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work through ambiguous requirements and make key decisions to make progress and evolve the platform
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, or a related degree
  • Experience in development and successful delivery of consumer-focused digital media products 

 

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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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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