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Sr. Software Engineer, Platform Abstraction Layer at Roku (Los Gatos, CA)

The Role and Responsibilities
Roku is looking for an experienced embedded systems engineer to join the Roku OS, Media and Systems Architecture group.  In this role, you will be part of a newly formed team responsible for Roku’s Platform Abstraction Layer (PAL) and portability API’s.   RokuOS runs on millions of regularly updated devices in the field.  As we continue to grow our product offering and install base, our challenge is to keep Roku OS maintainable, portable and high quality while adding new features and supporting new hardware offerings.   To achieve this, we must build on and maintain strong device portability abstractions and system modularity. This position requires significant expertise in system architecture, portability, hardware abstractions and writing performant, portable C++ code in a device independent manner.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and evolve the RokuOS PAL to support new devices and new features

  • Architect RokuOS, adding appropriate modularity and abstractions

  • Build tools as needed to support platform portability

  • Write software that can be easily ported to new or existing platforms

  • Demonstrate excellence in C++ development and deliver high-performance, ultra-reliable software

  • Work both independently and in small groups to deliver new features and functionality on-time

  • Debug software issues with an eye to optimizing performance and improving product quality

  • Demonstrate the ability to dig-deep to find solutions to tough problems affecting our users


  • 10+ years of experience developing Linux based consumer electronic products

  • Excellent C++ programming skills

  • Significant experience in API design and developing portable code

  • Proven track record of success with embedded Linux development projects

  • A passion for building robust systems and portability abstractions

  • Deep background in one or more of the following: networking/Wi-Fi, audio/video streaming, embedded graphics, and/or embedded I/O

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

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