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Senior Software Engineer, Browse & Discovery Services

Employer
Roku Inc.
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We're re-inventing the way the world watches TV

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 streaming to the TV and continues to innovate and lead the industry. While we are well-positioned to help shape the future of television - including TV advertising - around the world, continued success relies on our investment in digital services.

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.

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
  • 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.

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Or hear directly from dozens of our Roku staff around the world at http://bit.ly/WeAreRokuVideos.
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