Sr. Software Engineer, Browse & Discovery
Software Engineering | San Jose | ID: 5953
Sr. Software Engineer, Browse & Discovery
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 live and user data team plays a vital role in offering a delightful consumer experience on Roku devices and apps. This team builds the platform that processes large amounts of streaming data from users and channel partners and builds upon that data to offer features that users love across our apps. Some of the more visible features we build are the Roku TV Guide for both broadcast and streaming stations, live schedules, and Continue Watching management. Given our scale, growth rate, and international expansion efforts, we're always striving to weave the ideal combination of cloud technologies to yield the most reliable and cost-effective experiences for our users. We work in a fast-paced, iterative environment, strive to make decisions informed by data from our experimentation and observability frameworks, and roll features out at scale to our users.
About the role
We are looking for a Sr. Software Engineer experienced in building services at scale. Our team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the architecture and implementation of services that make up Roku’s browse and discovery platform. This platform is the backbone behind The Roku Channel, providing great free and premium content and entertainment for millions of users in the US and abroad.
With so many people relying on us for great movies, TV, and news - scaling, reliability, fallbacks, and automation of these scenarios are always at the top of our mind as we continuously add features to the platform. We work very closely with the product team and pride ourselves on quickly iterating on features from prototypes to A/B tests to eventual release to all users. It’s still early days for this platform with plenty of challenging and interesting problems to work on.
What You Will Be Doing
In this role you will develop software that powers Roku's content browse and discovery experiences on and off-platform. You'll be responsible for the full software lifecycle from development to deployment in production, to monitoring and troubleshooting. We are data driven and our goal is to provide delightful experiences to our end users, as such we expect you to design and code services that offer low latencies for our users and that aim to operate reliably despite underlying failures. You'll be responsible for database selection and storage design that works across AWS regions. Finally, a solid understanding of cloud cost allocation and optimization is key to delivering a great user experience at a reasonable cost to our cloud teams.
We're excited if you have
- Strong software development experience (Java, Python)
- Expertise building large scale cloud service, ideally in AWS
- Experience in appropriate selection of data stores and analysis of tradeoffs
- Experience with in-memory caching layers such as Redis, Redis Cluster, Memcached, or others
- Experience with monitoring quality of deploys and troubleshooting of production systems
- Experience understanding the end-to-end architecture of the web, from end user device to a service in a datacenter
- Master’s degree in CS, CE or equivalent experience
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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