Principal / Senior Backend Software Engineer

  • Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 14, 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.

As a Backend Engineer with the Developer Services Team, you’ll have the independence, opportunity, and the end-to-end responsibility to create and maintain a challenging and complex set of backend services to support developers of games and other experiences within the Roblox ecosystem.

The Developer Services Team develops and maintains backend cloud services which allow Roblox to be the best development platform for creating social games and other experiences.  These systems allow our creators to publish, manage and maintain compelling content within the Roblox ecosystem. This includes services around core experience interactions (“play”), data storage, and an analytics platform. You will create, maintain, extend and own important services in this cross-discipline team within the Roblox ecosystem.

You Are:

  • An outstanding software engineer with 5+ years shipping high complexity code (leveling to Senior Software Engineer or Principal Software Engineer will be based on experience and ability)
  • Experienced in supporting backend applications at scale
  • Proficient in C#, C++, Java, Go or another object oriented programming language
  • Track record of owning and delivering significant projects from conception to production.

You May Be:

  • Expert at durably storing large data sets in SQL and NoSQL databases at scale
  • Expert in data engineering, analytics pipelines and telemetry systems
  • Proficient at full-stack development including using React.js for web frontends

You Will:

  • Have the independence, opportunity and the end-to-end responsibility to design, test and deploy services within the Roblox ecosystem
  • Help design our systems and services to be scalable and resilient

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