Sr. Hardware Engineer, Backlight

Hardware Engineering  |  Hsinchu  | ID: 8268 

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Sr. Hardware Engineer, Backlight

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

We are seeking a Senior Hardware Backlight Design Engineer of RokuTV Hardware Engineering Team in Hsinchu, Taiwan. This position will be responsible for developing local dimming and backlight solutions for our Roku TV reference designs and working with our OEM partners to take that solution from bring up to mass production.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and assertive team player who can expertly manage multiple projects and thrive during rapid development cycles. They will possess the expertise and determination to ensure the project stays on target with respect to product design, quality, schedule, and cost goals from concept to delivery.  They will be expected to participate in design kick-offs and workshops with OEM partners which will involve local and international travel. Travel will be about 15% - 35%.  

 

What you'll be doing

Role and responsibilities include: Developing low cost and robust local dimming reference designs; Working with the Roku TV PQ team and OEM partners to implement and tune backlight designs for optimal performance.  This person will be part of a larger Roku TV Hardware team that works in multiple locations and supports Roku TV designs and OEM partners around the world. 

 

We're excited if you have

  • 6+ years of hardware engineering experience with local dimming and backlight designs for TVs.
  • Experience with backlight driver designs. 300+ local dimming zones design a plus.
  • Experience with AC/DC PSU designs for backlights.
  • Understanding of LED characteristic, limitation and configuration.
  • Understanding of the relationship of TV backlight tunable parameters to picture quality.
  • Proficient with OrCAD Capture.
  • Proficient in PCB layout requirements and design rules. Able to manage layouts in detail.  Experience with 2-Layer PCB design a plus.
  • Comfortable with tools used to measure local dimming and backlight performance.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to present to a technical audience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering.

 

Nice to have

  • Experience with cost-sensitive, high-volume consumer electronic products.
  • Knowledge of PADS PCB, Allegro PCB and Altium Designer.

 

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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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