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Principal Software Engineer - Developer Productivity

$225k – $275k
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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, 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 in the Developer Productivity organization, you will contribute to the tool strategy for Roblox’s expansive social platform for play. In supporting our engineering organization, your scope of work will span a multitude of systems and disciplines, including Configuration Management, Metrics and Debugging tools and technologies as well as backend web services.

If you’re eager to support a large-scale, consumer-facing web applications that handles over 1,560,000 concurrent players at peak times, you’ll be right at home within our highly-skilled and rapidly-growing engineering team.

You Are:

  • Experienced: 10+ years of development experience with proven experience owning application development from "cradle to grave" as well as developing tools and solutions. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in at least one of the following: Full stack development, test-driven development, build infrastructure, optimizing software, building tools and frameworks.
  • Software development experience in either Java or C# preferred.
  • A natural leader: your “get stuff done” philosophy inspires and invigorates the team around you; you have a proven track record of mentoring junior engineers and influencing people and teams around you.
  • Relentless: you are proactive, progressive, and performance-driven; you are unstoppable in the pursuit of quality, with direct experience implementing development best practices, identifying priorities, collecting requirements and translating them into action.
  • Passionate: like us, you take play seriously; you’re enthusiastic about making the life of the people around you easier; you challenge the status quo, meeting daunting challenges head-on with confidence.
  • A team player: you have an unshakeable drive to succeed; you possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to see great ideas through to the end.
  • Metrics driven: you are proficient in measuring success, value and gaps.

You Will:

  • Design and build advanced infrastructure enabling fast iteration.
  • Improve the overall development process by identifying gaps or inefficiencies in workflows and suggesting solutions.
  • Partner with other teams to increase the productivity of engineers.
  • Act as an advocate for engineering best practices throughout the department.
  • Implement and automate development best practices and strategies.
  • Develop and track key metrics for engineering performance, drive their improvement over time, and communicate their status.

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

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Excellent medical, dental & vision benefits

Rewarding 401(k) program

Flexible vacation policy

Daily lunch & fully stocked kitchens w/ unlimited snacks

Life insurance & disability benefits

Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit

Commuter benefits

Roblox at a glance

Build and share your own multiplayer video games

Roblox focuses on Social Games, Video Games, Social Media Platforms, Development Platforms, and Application Platforms. Their company has offices in San Mateo. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Roblox has raised $98.2M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2017.

You can view their website at https://www.roblox.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.