Technical Program Manager - Global Data Infra

  • Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 31, 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.

As a technical program manager for global data infrastructure, you will support a wide range of stakeholders and engineering teams to build cutting edge data infrastructure in order to help Roblox’s rapid international growth as well as achieve Roblox’s long-term vision of a unified global infrastructure architecture.

You are:

  • A technical leader with a strong engineering background and 5+ years experience in building large scale backend solutions.
  • A domain expert in building data infrastructure to support products’ international growth
  • Experienced with addressing access, sharing, and replication challenges for offline data globally
  • Able to navigate cross timezone and cross company collaboration scenarios
  • Able to analyze a large scope engineering project and break it down to a feasible execution plan, identifying the owners, stakeholders, and blockers of each action item.
  • Experienced with establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and demonstrated critical thinking
  • Experienced with identifying critical technical problems and opportunities
  • Data driven strategic thinker who is capable of conveying ideas through detailed specs
  • Experienced with delivering end to end technical programs through effective roadmapping and reliable execution
  • Able to turn specific solutions into systems that benefit larger community in the long run
  • Able to work effectively in a fast pace environment with competing resources and priorities
  • Knowledgeable about engineering needs, scoping, planning, execution and delivery
  • An outstanding communicator both technical and program
  • A self starter with high degree of self direction and independent drive
  • Flexible around process, using process as a tool when it makes sense for a team
  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin

You will:

  • Drive engineering efforts to define and implement a unified global data infrastructure architecture
  • Help key stakeholders and engineering teams to develop long term cloud infrastructure strategy globally
  • Observe and identify the inefficiency and frictions of the existing engineering practice, then propose and promote tactical process improvement.
  • Align senior leadership and key stakeholders around program roadmap
  • Manage cross-functional programs end to end, focusing on what is best for long-term success
  • Unblock teams and enable them to stay true to top priorities
  • Enable engineering teams to reliably manage all project phases
  • Effectively use data driven approach to inform teams’ direction
  • Manage dependencies across teams and components
  • Own measurement of success of programs

What you’ll need to succeed at Roblox:

  • Domain expert in system or software engineering
  • Capability of establishing working relationships across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills

What will make your application stand out:

  • Technical depth
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication effectiveness

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