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Director (or Senior Counsel) of Business & Legal Affairs - Ad Product Counsel

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The Role and Responsibilities

Roku, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self-motivated attorney with a strong understanding of advanced digital advertising to join its legal team. You will provide legal guidance to some of the most interesting and novel issues arising in the TV streaming industry. This position will provide strategic product counseling and compliance advice to support Roku’s products and services from the initial stages of design and development through launch and implementation. In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with our Product and Engineering teams on solutions that proactively manage legal risk while advancing our business goals and protecting our users around the world.
  • Provide guidance on a wide range of legal issues, including consumer protection, privacy and data protection laws and regulations, to ensure that Roku follows applicable U.S. and international legal and regulatory requirements, as well as industry best practices, through the application of privacy-by-design principles.

  • Advise on legal and regulatory issues in connection with the development and deployment of Roku’s digital advertising products and initiatives, including integrations with third party technologies, products and services.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with a wide variety of Roku business units, including the ad sales, ad partnerships, ad ops, product, engineering, marketing and customer support teams.

  • Work closely with other members of the legal team to address the company’s broader data collection, storage, use and transfer practices.

  • Help develop scalable processes for legal review of new product launches.

  • Keep up to date on the latest developments in the laws, regulations and industry trends applicable to ad tech, Big Data, OTT, IOT and smart devices, including federal and state data privacy laws, consumer protection laws, and other guidance from relevant agencies.

Experience/Qualifications

The successful candidate must have experience supporting product launches and a demonstrated ability to translate legal requirements into actionable advice for Sales, Business Development, Product and Engineering teams. You must have a good, general understanding of digital advertising technology, Internet technology and cloud computing technology, prior experience implementing of privacy-by-design principles, keen analytical abilities and excellent judgment, a pragmatic approach to problem solving, flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing, and the ability to make smart decisions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect information. The role requires an entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to work independently. This is an amazing opportunity to play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

Specific background should include:

  • At least 10 years of legal experience, with a significant portion of it working in a product counseling role for a company that develops and/or integrates advanced advertising technology

  • Familiarity with both B2B and B2C aspects of the digital advertising ecosystem, including the legal issues related to the use of beacons, cookies and cookie alternatives, device fingerprinting, geolocation functionality, tracking and targeting across devices, programmatic technologies or database management and controls.

  • Significant experience advising on data privacy, data protection and the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space.

  • Working knowledge of marketing law, including familiarity with FTC guidance, CAN-SPAM, and a proven ability to quickly learn new areas of law.

  • A passion for technology and ability to understand complex technology and product use cases quickly.

  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from a U.S. accredited law school.

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of California.

  • Strong preference for academic degree in a STEM discipline, particularly in software or computer engineering.

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Flexible vacation time

We offer a generous time-off policy. In fact, for salaried employees, we don't track vacation or have official holidays. Instead, you can take as much vacation as you think is appropriate, as long as you get your job done and don't impact the team's work.

Free food

At our Bay Area headquarters, we also provide free snacks and gourmet catered lunch.

Wellness perks

We offer medical, wellness and financial benefits to help our employees stay healthy and happy.

Workplace manners

encourage excellent teamwork and expect everyone to perform at a high level. We are independent thinkers who are able to take action and accomplish huge things by working as a team.

Employee discounts

Employees receive a discount on all products offered thru Roku

Roku at a glance

Roku offers streaming products so everyone can stream what they love

Roku focuses on Hardware, Advertising, Consumer Electronics, Advertising Platforms, and Online Video Advertising. Their company has offices in Los Gatos and Austin. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Roku has raised $256.759M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2016.

You can view their website at https://www.roku.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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