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Sr. SW Program Manager

  • Roku
  • Cambridge, UK
  • 21/04/2021
Full time Engineering Information Technology Software Development

Job Description

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 team


The Cambridge Roku TV team develops TVs for multiple countries around the world, working with our partner factories and brands to manufacture, launch and support TVs in production.  We also support our customers for the lifetime of their TV, to ensure they have a great experience using their Roku TV.  The team currently consists of three New Product teams in Cambridge, we’re also building an engineering team in our Taiwan office to help us scale faster.


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 growing market share for Roku TV in our target countries.


We are seeking a Senior Software Program Manager, supporting multiple New Product teams in our Cambridge office.  You will be responsible for managing projects, from scoping, execution and delivery of products & features, in close collaboration with teams in Cambridge and many other teams across Roku.


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’ll be doing

  • Using a variety of tools to create, track and report on Software Programs
  • Understanding technical details to enable effective prioritisation and scoping
  • Handling multiple concurrent projects with a high level of detail and organisation
  • Communicating effectively using excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working cross-functionality with employees from many different roles across the company


We’re excited if you have

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Project management training, covering key requirements for effective project management
  • 5+ years of software program management for embedded/consumer products
  • Solid understanding and experience of different product development lifecycles
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 4 times a year


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.