Director of Program Management, Enterprise Engineering Jobs in San Jose, CA at Roku

Title: Director of Program Management, Enterprise Engineering

Company: Roku

Location: San Jose, CA

Salary: $150K — $200K + $0K—$0K bonus *

Category: Media

Job Description

Director of Program Management, Enterprise Engineering

Enterprise Engineering | San Jose, California


About Roku:

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and Roku TV™ models are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV brands and pay TV operators.

Job Purpose

Roku’s Enterprise Engineering team is responsible for developing the technology platforms on which we run our company while ensuring scalability to meet our rapid employee and business growth. As the Director, Program Management, you will be responsible for the planning, organization, and management of people and processes necessary to ensure the successful development and launch of internal software that is critical to how we run our business. You will lead core teams in managing engineering deliverables, with a primary goal of ensuring that products are successfully delivered to our internal customers on schedule while meeting business and quality metrics.

Ideal Profile

The successful candidate will be motivated by the ability to play a significant role ensuring that Roku is successful in scaling all of its businesses while continuing its long-held reputation of exceeding customer expectations. S/he will seek to improve the product development process across the company in support of this goal.

S/he is a senior technical leader with a strong program management background, a head for business, and a pragmatic, data-driven, strategic approach to problem-solving. S/he will have the ability to influence leaders across different business and functional teams. S/he will have proven ability to establish credibility at the executive level and with key partners and experience gaining consensus and approval for product planning efforts across multiple functional leaders. S/he will have demonstrated examples of leadership shipping successful products.

S/he will work quickly to understand business priorities, develop and communicate a plan, prioritize appropriately, and deliver commitments on time. S/he will be results oriented, with a focus on achieving key goals as agreed, and identifying when an effort is not on target. S/he has the ability to collaborate with colleagues across functions to solve problems and design solutions and is comfortable in a highly entrepreneurial environment.

Key Responsibilities

Lead multiple core teams consisting of senior leaders across the company to drive the successful development and launch of critical internal software products.

Manage critical decision making, anticipate and mitigate potential risks, explore and implement contingency plans, and ensure cross-functional alignment throughout product development.

Facilitate communications across the company to ensure transparency of program progress and risks, maintain plan-of-record and provide appropriate and timely updates to our executive team.

Manage the post-launch process to identify and drive resolution of customer issues until we have met or exceeded our business and product KPI’s.

Identify and drive process improvements that reduce risk and improve efficiency for all aspects of product development across the entire company.


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About Roku

The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku (/'ro?ku?/ ROH-koo), is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. The name comes from the Japanese word roku, meaning "six". A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other video display device) with appropriate input connections. Content is available from services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, Ameba TV, BBC iPlayer, Crunchyroll, Google Play Movies & TV, Hasbro Studios, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, Netflix, Now TV (UK only), Pandora Radio, PBS, PlayStation Vue, Showtime Anytime, Tubi TV, Sling TV, TheBlaze, Time Warner Cable, Vudu, WWE Network, YouTube, Tablo (DVR), and the ITV Hub. Roku announced the first Netflix Internet video streaming receiver box—the Roku DVP—on May 20, 2008. The device runs Linux. Before Autumn 2010, three versions of the Roku DVP were available: the Roku SD, HD, and HD-XR. The Roku SD only streams standard definition (SD) content. The Roku HD streams both SD and HD (720p) content. The Roku SD and HD both have an Ethernet connection and built in 802.11g Wi-Fi compatible with wireless b, g, and n routers. The Roku HD-XR, which streams both SD and HD (720p and 1080p) content, has built in dual-band 802.11n WiFi support and a USB port on the back.