Senior Graphics Rendering Engineer

ROBLOX – The Imagination Platform

At ROBLOX, we are building a user-generated 3D content and gaming platform, which includes a rendering engine used by tens of millions of people worldwide. Join some of the best Graphics Engineers in the world supporting the largest immersive 3D streaming environment deployed across console, desktop, mobile, and VR.

As a Senior Rendering Engineer, you will solve difficult challenges while continuing to build a high-speed, completely dynamic environment connected on all devices. You will come up with ideas for graphics effects and features leveraged by our 400K strong developer community to create stunning content. Some projects we’re planning for the near future that you will have direct impact on:

  • Dynamic sky
  • Physically-based shading
  • Compute shader-based lighting system

All of this is based on an in-house rendering engine built from the ground up, supporting DirectX 9/11, OpenGL, GNM, and Metal API’s, with Vulkan in the works. We have a powerful need for top-notch, low-level and high-level graphics work. The games on the ROBLOX platform are completely dynamic -- anything can change at any time -- and our rendering engine has to excel in this dynamic environment.


  • Investigate and implement new rendering techniques to make ROBLOX graphics more immersive and expressive
  • Work with technical artists to develop stunning visuals
  • Improve performance and stability of our game engine

Must Haves:

  • 5+ years professional experience as a rendering/graphics engineer
  • Strong C++ skillset
  • Fluent in 3-D math and algorithms
  • Performance-driven focus, able to write tightly optimized code
  • Shader development in High Level Shader Languages (HLSL) or equivalent
  • A strong desire to learn ROBLOX infrastructure and build new features to improve the quality of our product
  • Self-sufficient, self-organized, and able to take ownership of a project throughout its full lifecycle

Nice to Have:

  • Low level rendering API’s such as Metal and Vulkan
  • Previous experience designing and coding a game engine from scratch
  • Console development experience
  • Multithreading expertise

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
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Free catered lunches & a fully stocked kitchen with unlimited snacks
  • 401K
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Free onsite parking & other commuter benefits

Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 22 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 40 million players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with friends in a family-friendly environment. Roblox is accessible on all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and other popular VR platforms. Roblox was ranked #37 in the Consumer Products and Services category for overall revenue in Inc. Magazine’s 2016 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. 

Roblox – Powering Imagination.

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