ViacomCBS Software Architect, Roku in New York, New York
About The Brand
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
Overview and Responsibilities
We’re looking for a software architect to help guide and drive our Roku platform development. The Software Architect, Roku will lead a team of 2-4 Roku engineers, and will work in concert with project managers, product developers, designers, and brand producers to originate consumer-facing experiences and device-specific data feeds for the Roku platform. They will employ the latest technologies and methodologies to innovate our approach to emerging platform delivery and performance.
You will be responsible for the technical design, development, and implementation of high-quality software using BrightScript and the Scene Graph framework to run on the Roku streaming platform. Our ideal candidate will be proactive, an excellent communicator, and will work well in a collaborative Agile environment. They will act as an expert consulting resource providing technical leadership in multiple technology areas supporting the organization’s connected TV architecture and will contribute to the future success of the business through innovations in streaming appliance technology. The ideal candidate for this role is a natural leader and has demonstrated a career of continued growth, growing technical influence and responsibility.
Roku software development
Understanding of the limitations of the platform and how to optimize the app to improve performance
Work and collaborate in teams with developers, testers, product managers, etc.
Work with the platform API team to advance app functionality
Familiarity/comfort with Agile iterative development processes
Aggregate task estimation and progress for all engineers, communicate this regularly to a project manager/scrum master
Familiarity with Jira, Confluence tools
Communicate with other subject areas and engineering leadership to acquire any information necessary to achievement of engineering objectives
Commit to delivery of timely results
Flexibility and ability to learn
4+ years as a Roku developer
Strong programming/web scripting skills including strong Roku debugging skills
Proficiency with BrightScript and Scene Graph Framework:
Deep understanding of threads in Scene Graph and how to optimize rendezvous between task thread and render thread
Familiarity with Roku native UI components like rowList, markupList and markupGrid
Roku Video Node familiarity, understanding of how to debug streaming related issues
Experience with Test Driven Development
Familiarity with Roku certification checklist and review process
At least 2 years experience as an architect and team leader
Propose, review, and maintain key technical decisions, standards, practices, and policies
Propose company-wide architecture and feature improvements
Maintain an awareness of standard methodologies in the technology industry in general and Roku development in particular, and implement as appropriate
Comfortable prioritizing and leading multiple initiatives and analyses, and in moving with speed through each
Excellent leadership and influencing skills, able to set a vision and motivate multi-functional teams towards a common outcome while continually improving work procedures and processes
Able to collaborate with various external teams to execute projects in a timely manner
Mentor and guide, providing technical guidance and leadership necessary to accomplish work. Serve as a technical resource to those supervised
Quantitative analytical strengths including business-focused analytical approaches and frameworks. Knowledge of Excel model development
Strong written/verbal communication skills including executing hands-on analytics analysis. Experience creating quality user documentation/presentation materials
Previous experience building applications for other OTT/Smart TV devices
Experience performing load tests
Experience with the development of Chromecast applications
Experience with CI tools like Jenkins
Participation and past success in hackathons
Contributor to open source
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Function Software Engineering
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2021-15800