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Sr. Software Engineer, Wireless

Roku Inc.
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15 Sep 2021

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The revolution won't be televised. It will be streamed. Want to help us build it?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 worldwide while gaining meaningful experience across various disciplines.

About The RoleRoku 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 our software expertise.

Networking is integral to Roku and a core part of our DNA. As a member of the Firmware Team, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality and robustness of the Networking experience on a variety of products in the Roku family. The ideal candidate will have detailed experience with Linux networking and drivers and bringing up Wi-Fi on new platforms. You should be comfortable with analysis of packet traffic and be able to understand complex network conditions and develop optimizations for real-world situations.

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.

We're excited if you have
  • Expertise in C++ or C software development in a Linux environment
  • In-depth understanding of TCP/IP networking (TCP, UDP, IP, ARP, DHCP, DNS, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of Linux operating system software: kernel, userspace, and the communication between the two
  • Expertise in at least one wireless technology is a must.
  • Expertise in Wi-Fi and its security protocols (WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-EAP) is a strong plus.
  • Strong knowledge of RTOS is a plus.
  • Ability to analyze network traffic and perform packet level analysis of issues
  • Proven track record with embedded system development projects
  • Senior level contributor with significant industry software development 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.

Meet Tim Granger who is our Sr. Software Director from our Cambridge office
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