SW Engineer Internship 2024

Type: Intern
Region: North West

Teamwork makes the stream work. 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 around the world while gaining meaningful experience across a variety of disciplines.

About the team

If you’re an aspiring software engineer who wants to make an impact, here’s your chance. We’re a network of innovators, pioneers, and disruptors. Because when you’re on a mission to power every TV in the world, you’ve got to be out there making waves. Although we’re #1 in the US, we’ve kept that all-in spirit of a start-up as we are expanding across the UK, where change happens fast.

The Mobile team builds the two Roku mobile apps. The Roku Mobile app for controlling Roku streaming devices and the Roku Smart Home app for controlling Roku IoT devices. Engineers in the team work collaboratively with each other and UX/PM’s to ideate, design, code and ship new features on existing apps. We use native Mobile technologies on each platform, Swift for iOS and Kotlin for Android to do this.

About the role

Join our innovative team at Roku this Autumn as a Software Engineer Intern, where your passion for technology and creativity drives our success. We offer a full-time paid 12-week internship, based out of our Manchester Office.

What you’ll be doing

  • Develop new features or tooling for Roku’s mobile apps.
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing iOS and Android applications
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • Contribute to the development of project plans and estimates

We’re excited if you have

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time, degree-seeking program and in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or a related field. Due to graduate in December 2024 or later.
  • Non-academic coding experience (i.e. hack-a-thons, code challenges, personal projects, GitHub, Open Source, volunteer coding experience, conference participation, previous internships etc.).
  • Experience with mobile application development using native mobile technologies such as Swift, Kotlin.
  • Experience in software development principles and a variety of programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++, JavaScript).
  • A passion about software development, with a curiosity that drives you to stay on top of tech trends and explore new ideas.


Roku is committed to offering a diverse range of benefits as part of our compensation package to support our employees and their families. Our comprehensive benefits include global access to mental health and financial wellness support and resources. Local benefits include statutory and voluntary benefits which may include healthcare (medical, dental, and vision), life, accident, disability, commuter, and retirement options (401(k)/pension).

Our employees can take time off work for vacation and other personal reasons to balance their evolving work and life needs. It’s important to note that not every benefit is available in all locations or for every role. For details specific to your location, please consult with your recruiter.

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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