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Senior Software Engineer, Java/Golang

at Roku

Manchester, United Kingdom

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 team’s mission is to build cutting-edge technology to support and help grow a sustainable marketing and advertising business. The team owns server technologies, data, tools, and cloud services for Roku’s Marketing business. The Marketing Engineering team at Roku is looking for a seasoned software engineer with a background in large-scale, low latency, distributed real-time services and data pipelines to improve the delivery and performance of our marketing and content recommendations. Employees in this role are expected to be self-driven and willing and able to take complete ownership of initiatives and make pragmatic technical decisions.


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 building customer relationships with Roku that delight and engage them. The Marketing Engineering team at Roku is focused on building the right products and services that help us provide the right communication to the right customers at the right time.  

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 organisations. The successful candidate will display a balance of hard and soft skills, including the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs. 


What you’ll be doing  

  • Design and develop large scale, low latency systems to optimise the delivery of content and ads via marketing channels 
  • Design, develop, and maintain large-scale data applications and data pipelines
  • Monitoring and Automation:  Deliver reliable production systems that can adapt to changing business environments and monitor themselves with minimal human handholding
  • Working with product and business stakeholders to define, build and maintain features and components 


We’re excited if you have  

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • Experience with developing large-scale, low latency systems
  • Experience with developing and fine-tuning distributed applications and microservices in Java/Go/similar languages is good to have
  • Experience with deploying services on Kubernetes with Helm/Terraform 
  • Good to have prior experience dealing with streaming and batch compute frameworks like Spring Kafka, Kafka Streams, Flink, Spark Streaming, Spark
  • Experience with large-scale computing platforms, such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, NoSQL stores 
  • Experience with developing large-scale data pipelines is nice to have
  • Exposure to UI development is nice to have



Roku is committed to offering a diverse range of benefits as part of our compensation package to support our employees and their families. Our comprehensive benefits include global access to mental health and financial wellness support and resources. Local benefits include statutory and voluntary benefits which may include healthcare (medical, dental, and vision), life, accident, disability, commuter, and retirement options (401(k)/pension). Our employees can take time off work for vacation and other personal reasons to balance their evolving work and life needs. It's important to note that not every benefit is available in all locations or for every role. For details specific to your location, please consult with your recruiter.


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


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