Full-Stack Software Engineer - Observability

  • Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 11, 2021
  • Function
  • Software 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.

The Company

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.

We want 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 scope of opportunities, and the evolving demands of this first-of-its-kind platform, ensure that your avenues for growth are always expanding and flexible.

The Team

Software observability provides the vital signs for our software components that subtend the Metaverse. As the three pillars of modern observability, Telemetry, Distributed Tracing, and Logging have become an important tool to combat issues in microservice architecture with Telemetry revealing an eagle’s eye view and stats of the vital signs of services, Tracing providing contextual analytics and drill down capability for individual requests/responses, and Logging supplying sure-footed textual evidence.

The Observability Team owns the entire stack of Telemetry, Distributed Tracing, and Logs - from instrumentation libraries of major programming languages, to data processing pipelines, from backend microservices, to visualization UI as well as other components used to build distributed tracing such as storage layers, processors, load balancers, messaging system, etc. The Teams are also in charge of software pieces that integrate with one another within the observability platform. Additionally, the Teams own the public relationships with the Company, e.g., user training, tech support, and seeking opportunities to better use Observability.

As a team, we believe in fast iteration in development and are biased toward action. We have numerous exciting projects laying ahead of us for the years to come, including:

  • Developing UI and visualization tools based on open source technologies or from scratch
  • Building client instrumentation libraries for Golang, Java, Python
  • Database and caching layer design
  • Scaling up distributed systems with millions of QPS
  • Data lifecycle management and storage optimization

You Will:

  • Design and implement features in our backend using Kafka, Elastic search, databases, AWS.
  • Build new microservices.
  • Write code in a diverse ecosystem.
  • Report to the Observability Organization.

You are:

  • Someone that has designed and developed software products.
  • Helping Roblox build web applications.
  • Someone that has technical leadership: maintains a high bar for code quality, and OO designs.
  • Someone with 3+ years of experience
  • Someone with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer-Science, mathematics, engineering, or equivalent
  • Equal Opportunity Statement Below...

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