Principal Software Engineer - Social Core

    • San Mateo, CA

WHY ROBLOX?

Roblox is ushering in the next generation of entertainment, allowing people to imagine, create, and play together in immersive, user-generated worlds. We’re the one and only fastest-growing entertainment platform that lets anyone teach themselves how to code, publish, and monetize any experience imaginable—across any device—reaching millions of players across the globe. 

The impact that you can have at Roblox is powerful. We’re looking for someone who’s eager to take on a meaningful role in the success of Roblox on a massive scale. Someone who takes play seriously, but also isn’t afraid to have some fun either. Someone who’s ready to take Roblox—and their career—to the next level.
 
In 2018, we were honored to be recognized as a Certified Great Place to Work®. We’ve fostered a company culture that empowers people to do the most defining work of their career in an environment that’s made up of the most passionate, team-oriented, visionary, crazy-smart people you’ll ever meet. Join the Roblox team where play rules and the possibilities are endless.
 
Work with the most passionate, team-oriented, visionary, and crazy-smart people you’ll ever meet. The engineers at Roblox are working on the hardest problems in tech today -- distributed systems, real time communication, 3D co-experience, massive data processing, social networking, rendering, physics, and more.  As a Roblox engineer, you will have real ownership and impact across one or more of these domains.

As a Principal Software Engineer, Social Core, you’ll be in charge of our core social services (presence, notifications, etc…) that are used by our 160M+ monthly users. If you are an experienced developer with a deep understanding of large scale systems, you’ll be right at home within our highly-skilled and rapidly growing social team. 

You Are:

    • Experienced: You have 8+ years of experience in working on core service oriented architecture with a proven track record of solving high concurrency issues. You own a BS in Computer Science, MS/PhD are a definite plus. 
    • Intrepid: Scaling for multiple millions of concurrent users is exciting to you… You know it will take a lot to make it right, but you are impatient to get going... 
    • Knowledgeable:  You have a deep understanding of all aspects of designing and building highly available microservices.
    • Versatile: you’re a jack of all trades and you have mastered one or more object oriented languages and technologies already; you can easily adapt to any situation when the need arises and come with the right solution.
    • Creative: You take a creative and strategic approach to solving hard problems and driving new tools/functionality for our developers 
    • Team-oriented:  You are able to work well as part of a team and know how to collaborate with all participants to develop the best solutions.

You Will:

  • Build the next gen software & systems to support Roblox's massive user growth, while supporting the existing systems that can already handle millions of concurrent users.
  • Come up with great solutions while we're moving from service oriented architecture to containerized microservice model to scale to our ever increasing load.
  • Constantly think about how we can improve our processes and structure to enforce quality while we iterate quickly on feature development.
  • Collaborate with product and design to push the boundary of what is possible.

Perks & Benefits: 

  • Work with an awesome team of smart and motivated people on cool and unique projects that are used by millions of active users every day
  • Roblox Admin badge for your avatar and rockstar status with our community
  • Free catered lunches and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Fitness reimbursement program
  • 401K program
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Unlimited vacation policy

Roblox – Powering Imagination.


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