Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering  |  Manchester  | ID: 8381 

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Senior Software 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

Roku's Web Engineering team is responsible for the development and support of Roku's web application framework, design system, a host of consumer-facing web properties, web applications and an ecosystem of web services tied to content management systems, automated publishing tools, internationalization/localization, deployments and build tools, and much more. Our goal is to empower our community of web developers to build and deploy user-friendly, secure, user accessible, SEO-friendly and highly performant applications with the proper Roku branding and UX consistency

About the role

Roku is seeking an experienced and versatile Sr. Software Engineer supporting the development of a globally distributed, multi-region social networking platform in the cloud. As a natural born problem solver, you love taking on new challenges, learn quickly/eagerly, and articulate in speech and writing concisely. You make tough decisions without excessive agonizing, challenge norms, and deliver great results. You will scale the platform to manage our growing consumer base and social graph.

What you’ll be doing

  • Determine the strategic and tactical direction and architecture of the social platform
  • Deliver performant, scalable, and reliable micro services with high availability
  • Passionate about the customer journey and developing innovative solutions using modern technologies.
  • Embrace opportunity to embark on a large, technically challenging project that will have a large impact for our millions of users and will lay the groundwork for many years to come.
  • Explore emerging technologies and quickly adapt for better results
  • Work in an agile fast-paced development environment
  • Produce high quality code and mentor the rest of the team
  • Collaborate with the larger engineering team on business and architecture proposals

We’re excited if you have

  • 5+ years of software development experience in platform or full-stack engineering with a focus on service engineering
  • Expertise in modern micro service development using NodeJS. Go and Scala are a big plus
  • Expertise in object oriented programming  and solid understanding of concurrent programming and data structures
  • Experience with data modeling and storage with SQL and NoSQL data solutions
  • Experience with scaling / performance tuning of highly available web services and systems
  • Ability to decompose complex problems into manageable units of work
  • Micro-service based architecture and systems integration
  • Leadership, people management, and communication skills
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
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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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