Senior/Principal ML Engineer - Avatar Appearance

  • Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 14, 2021
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community.

Our vision is to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. This is what’s known as the metaverse: a persistent space where anyone can do just about anything they can imagine, from anywhere in the world and on any device. The breadth of opportunities, and the evolving demands of this first-of-its-kind platform, ensure that your avenues for growth are always expanding and flexible.

Join us and you’ll usher in a new category of human interaction while solving exceptional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer on our Avatar Appearance Team, you will work on foundational algorithms for real-time 3D avatars for the millions of users on the Roblox platform. We are composed of industry experts from: Electronic Arts, Blue Sky Studios, Pixar and Facebook who work on challenging engineering problems at the boundary of real-time computer graphics and machine learning. Roblox empowers players and developers to unleash their creativity, and our team focuses on delivering amazing avatars that allow our users to be anything they want to be on our platform. You can be a part of promoting the next generation of creations on the number one User Generated Content platform, and the future of the meta-verse, reaching millions of people worldwide. You will report to the Engineering Manager for Avatar Appearance.

You Are:

  • Experienced in applying Machine Learning, geometry or computer vision to solve character creation problems
  • Knowledgeable about convolutional networks and common architectures (Inception, ResNet, DenseNet, etc)
  • Proficient in at least one Machine Learning library (TensorFlow, Torch, MXNet, etc)
  • Familiar with traditional computer vision or computer graphics and comfortable programming in C++
  • Solid with software design skills and the ability to write efficient, readable, and reusable research code
  • Strong with communication and collaboration
  • Passion for top-notch visuals and a focus on driving improvements in engines, tools, and pipelines

You Have:

  • A Masters in a related field with an emphasis on computer vision or machine learning and 5+ years of experience, or an equivalent industry experience
  • Experience deploying machine learning models in production environments within the VFX, animation, gaming, or similar industries

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of algorithms applied to character caging, rigging and skin deformations, or advanced Machine Learning topics
  • Publications in machine learning or computer vision conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ICML, NIPS, etc)
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn new technologies quickly
  • Familiarity with distributed computing frameworks such as Hadoop or Spark, or distributed training of Machine Learning models

You Will:

  • Become an expert on Roblox and Studio, our platform and content creation tools
  • Take part in building the future of avatars in Roblox by developing new features to ensure users creativity with ease
  • Write tools and plugins to support the pipelines and artist workflow for both Studio and external software
  • Prototype new machine learning research and features to support the future of Roblox

You’ll Love:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A rewarding 401k program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches five times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass
  • A Roblox Admin badge for your avatar