Senior Software Engineer - Application Platform

  • Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 16, 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 Application Platform Team manages the main infrastructure and API stack that powers https://www.roblox.com. The team owns shared libraries, infrastructure micro-services, and the JavaScript frameworks used by all other Roblox full-stack feature teams. We ship on daily with testable and configurable features that allow for rapid experimentation, data collection, and optimize for performance and user engagement. We look forward to working with you!

Here are a few quick highlights of how we power Roblox:

  • CDN - we push hundreds of petabytes of data through our CDNs each month
  • Micro-services - we oversee 50+ micro-services, the most of any Roblox full-stack engineering team
  • API Scale - we run services that hit 500K - 700K RPS, the highest load of any Roblox full-stack engineering team.
  • Thumbnails - our system generates 20,000 - 50,000 thumbnails at peak. Perfect for viewing all your avatar clothing options!

Here are a few things we will work on:

  • You will lead implementing features in our backend server and API stack that power https://www.roblox.com and mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon platforms
  • You will build new micro-services in a collaborative modern development process using Docker, .net Core, and container orchestration
  • We will write code in a diverse ecosystem that can be a mix of HTML, mobile web, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services, and C#
  • You will report into the Application Platform organization

You Are:

  • Someone that likes to figure things out
  • Someone with 3+ years of experience

You could have:

  • A Computer-Science bachelors or MS degree
  • Knowledgeable with REST, API design patterns, and scalable containerized systems and micro-services.
  • Expert skills and shipped multiple products / versions of products
  • Someone who has built or is interested in building web applications
  • Someone that is interested in architecting and designing a wide-array of software products
  • Equal Employment 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