Senior Engineering Manager, Ad Performance (Machine Learning)

Company: Roku
Location: San Jose, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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Do you want to re-write the rules of modern advertising?Roku is changing how the world watches TV Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in th...


Do you want to re-write the rules of modern advertising?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 Ad Performance team designs, develops, deploys, and maintains systems that are focused on optimizing delivery of demand and supply side KPIs. These platforms are squarely in the middle of and critical to all Ad monetization at Roku. We use cutting edge technologies to develop scalable and reliable solutions for building predictive models and optimization systems. 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 Advertising Engineering. A cutting-edge Advertising Platform is critical to support and grow Roku's exploding ad business. It is the mission of Advertising Engineering Team to build this platform. We are hiring a Sr. Manager to lead efforts towards our mission in the Ad Performance area. 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 Building scalable, resilient, and distributed systems to provide optimal solutions for business KPIs. Working across engineering teams, data science, and product management to influence the direction of work and architecture. Take complete ownership of impactful initiatives and make pragmatic technical decisions. Stakeholder management, developing good understanding of advertising business needs, building domain knowledge to understand systems and data better. We're excited if you have 6+ years' experience leading machine learning focused technical teams and large-scale distributed systems. Experience building, growing and managing teams. Subject matter expertise in advertising and data. Solid understanding of machine learning, data pipelines, distributed systems and scalable architecture. Strong communication skills. Self-motivated individual with a high level of accountability and ownership. Critical thinker and practical decision maker. Can do, results-oriented mindset. Nonpolitical, collaborative, and team oriented. 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.

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