• Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 14, 2021
  • Function
  • Product Engineering
  • 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.

From the early days, simulated physics has been the foundation of the way users build in Roblox.  The simulation team continues to be a critical core of the Roblox metaverse, handling everything from how collision detection happens to world steps to modeling tools to AI systems. We fully believe that we provide immersion by simulating physics realistically, accurately, and with theoretical correctness and strive to increase the systems we simulate to increase user immersion.

Furthermore, something that makes simulation at Roblox unique is that we work hard to ensure our systems automatically deliver rich fidelity on high-end systems while elegantly scaling down to still deliver enjoyable and interactive experiences on low-end devices.

As a Principal Product Manager - Simulation, you will have a profound impact on the strategy and vision of how these systems evolve while overseeing day-day execution to deliver that vision.

You Are:

  • Experienced, with 5-7 years of product management or other relevant experience such as technical director, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a similar technical field.
  • Passionate about using simulation/physics to replicate the real world and create emergent behavior in the metaverse.
  • Familiar with tools and systems like Havok and Houdini.
  • Familiar with 3D engines like Unity, Unreal, and Lumberyard (O3DE).
  • Familiar with modeling software and techniques, from BSP level editors to SDF-based sculpting tools.
  • Excited about building more procedural modeling systems to allow for easy, sophisticated creation.
  • Drawn to apps like The Incredible Machine and Fantastic Contraption.
  • Passionate about creating easy-to-use UX, be it an API or tool, for features you own.
  • Detail oriented, with an eye for user interaction beyond the veneer of the GUI, down and comfortable with delving into the product, the platform and the implementation details.
  • Metrics informed, with proficiency in quality metrics and monitoring.
  • Communicator: Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to convey ideas through detailed specifications and/or wireframes.

You Will:

  • Work closely with engineering leadership to own the vision and roadmap for simulation and modeling at Roblox.
  • Work across internal teams and with external customers to research, prototype, and define the requirements for fundamental cross-platform, scalable, realtime simulation systems.
  • Define the specifications for both low-level and user-facing projects.
  • Work closely with UX designers to turn specifications into thoughtful designs.
  • Make the day-day decisions that happen during execution to turn specs into shipping products.
  • Work with engineering leadership to handle the project management aspects of execution.
  • Communicate to other internal stakeholders including executives, engineers, designers, and product team members.
  • Interface with our developer community as a key external voice of rendering.

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