Sr. Data Engineer

Software Engineering  |  San Jose  | ID: 6966 

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Sr. Data Engineer

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

Our team’s mission is to build a world-class big data platform to bring value out of data for us, for our partners, and for our customers. Our goal is to democratize data, support Roku’s exploding ad business, provide reporting and analytics self-service tools, and fuel existing and new business critical initiatives. 

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 investing in Data Engineering. 

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 organizations. The successful candidate will display a balance of hard and soft skills, including the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs.

What You Will Do:

  • Scratch-build a highly scalable, available, fault-tolerant data processing systems using AWS technologies, HDFS, YARN, Map-Reduce, Hive, Kafka, Spark, and other big data technologies. These systems should handle batch and real-time data processing over 10s of terabytes of data ingested every day and petabyte-sized data warehouse.
  • Low level systems debugging, performance measurement & optimization on large production clusters.
  • Participate in architecture discussions, influence product roadmap, and take ownership and responsibility over new projects.
  • Maintain and support existing platforms and evolve to newer technology stacks and architectures.
  • What you've done and what you bring:
  • Strong SQL skills.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language, DASH / Python Preferred.
  • Proficiency in at least one object-oriented language is desired, Java Preferred.
  • Experience with AWS is a plus.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as developers, analysts, and operations to execute deliverables.
  • 5+ years professional experience as a data or software engineer.
  • BS in Computer Science; MS in Computer Science preferred.
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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.

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