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Senior Software Engineer, User Team (Java or GoLang | microservices)


This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted June 9, 2021.

Get your hands on the interface that millions of people use every single day Roku is changing how the world watches TV Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the U.S., 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 role The Roku User Team is looking for highly skilled software engineers to help drive expansion of our industry leading streaming platform.

As a member of the User Team you will deliver high scale platform services that help power the Roku ecosystem.

We work on a range of critical services including device and account set up, command and control, consumer focused messaging, as well as channel and account authentication services.

What you’ll be doing Building products that will be used by Roku engineers from across the company.

Building extremely large scale services to enrich Roku experience across millions of devices.

Delivering both platform and product features, taking an idea from ideation to production deployment and support.

Contributing to the technical vision of our cloud based Application Publishing Platform.

Driving best practices across the entire development life cycle, including code and design reviews.

Leading efforts to evaluate new technologies and continue to push for best practices.

Manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables driving to make change and get things done.

We’re excited if you have 7+ years experience building large scale distributed systems.

5+ years working with cloud based platforms and infrastructure.

Understanding of system concepts and approaches such as eventual consistency and CAP theorem.

Ability and desire to lead design and implementation of backend services coupled with a deep understanding of different data platforms.

Deep experience building microservices using Java for container platforms such as Docker or Kubernetes.

Solid understanding of databases such as Aurora MySQL and DynamoDB.

Hands on experience working with AWS ALB, ECS, EC2, Route 53, etc.

Experience with a breadth of protocols and data formats such as REST, WebSockets, HTTPS, JSON, and Protobuf.

Demonstrated ability to drive timely consensus in design with other senior team members.


or M.S.

degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent.

What it takes to be successful: An understanding that building services that scale requires discipline and forward thinking.

A commitment to writing solid code coupled with an innate pride in its quality.

Self-motivation coupled with a strong sense of ownership.

The ability to search out the right problems to solve, and a drive to solve them.

A desire to make yourself and the team around you better.

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.

Hear from one of our leaders Or hear directly from dozens of our Roku staff around the world.


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