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
You will be part of the Roku Video Platform Engineering team and responsible for building the next-generation video services for the Roku Cloud TV Platform. About the role
Roku 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 the Roku Cloud TV Platform, so we deliver a high-quality streaming TV experience at a global scale.
In this role, you will work on key video services projects around video ingestion, encoding, VoD/live-linear, Server Side Ads Insertion, and Video QoS, with the goal of delivering a best-in-class streaming TV experience across all Roku devices. The projects that you will work on will impact millions of Roku users around the world. All along, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with key product engineering stakeholders across Roku engineering teams, and lead the design of our video services platform.
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. What you will be doing
Design and implement highly scalable, and reliable web-scale applications
Translate functional specifications into logical, component-based technical designs
Key technical contributor to the design and implementation of core software backend components of video services platform
Write and review code, evaluate architectural tradeoffs for performance and security for high-performance, and high-concurrency video infrastructure applications
Collaborate with other engineering groups across the company towards supporting our video services initiatives
Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables with limited supervision
We're excited if you have
Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities
5+ years of solid programming experience in Java core libraries and developing web server applications, object-oriented design and design patterns, and passionate about writing high-quality and well-architected code
Strong technical competency and experience in building high-performance and cloud-based scalable micro-services
Experience with design and implementation of modern micro-services architectures and API frameworks (REST/JSON)
Experience with web servers such as Apache, Tomcat, and building and deploying services on AWS cloud
Experience with NoSQL data storage technologies such as Cassandra, DynamoDB, Redis, etc. as well as RDMBS like Oracle or MySQL
Domain expertise in the area of Over-the-Top Video delivery technologies, On-Demand/Live streaming, DRM, encoding, delivery, CDNs etc. is highly preferred
Ability to handle periodic on-call duty as well as out-of-band requests; strong written and verbal communication skills
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science plus 8 years of experience or equivalent; Master's degree preferred
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 .