Sr. Software Engineer - C/C++, UI/SDK

Software Engineering  |  Cambridge  | ID: 7906 

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Sr. Software Engineer - C/C++, UI/SDK

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 is looking for an experienced, embedded systems engineer to join the Roku OS team.  We continually enhance and deploy Roku OS to millions of devices in the field.  This requires us to develop high performance, portable and modular code to efficiently deploy on many different types of devices and system architectures.

This position requires expertise in API design, system architecture, graphics, portability, Linux internals and writing high performance, portable C++ code in a device independent manner.  You will be joining a talented, high performance team with a history of delivery.  We are looking for someone who can help us keep up this pace and continue delivering high quality as we grow.

 

What you'll be doing 

  • Develop software that runs on millions of devices in the Roku OS ecosystem
  • Design and develop Roku OS features that are fast, efficient and a joy for users
  • Write great APIs and modular code that grows with our platform
  • Implement features with the abstractions necessary to run on a variety of hardware
  • Design for performance and ensure that your code is fast and resource efficient
  • Demonstrate the ability to dig-deep to find solutions to tough problems affecting our users

 

We're excited if you have

  • 5+ years of experience developing in a C/C++ in a production environment
  • Worked in memory and CPU constrained environments
  • Deep understanding of multi-threaded development and concurrency management
  • Experience with Application Frameworks
  • Experience with multi-process and IPC
  • Server-side expertise -- especially something like hosting real-time multi-player games, or video-conferencing, or remote desktop
  • Security experience (especially hosting and execution of untrusted code -- e.g. VMs)
  • Deep background in one or more of the following: Networking/Wi-Fi, audio/video streaming, embedded graphics, and I/O
  • Proven track record of success in Linux and other embedded RTOS environments
  • Solid knowledge of user interface development and frameworks

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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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