Technical Director (ED, C++)

at Roblox

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San Mateo, CA


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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 Technical Director, you’ll be working with a team of talented engineers to improve the workflow and tools for Roblox Studio, highlighting deficiencies and suggesting features/improvements, while developing content designed to push our engine and technology to the limit.  The results will help drive our future road map and priorities. If you are experienced and passionate about improving tools and the production pipeline and you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, you’ll enjoy the challenges here at Roblox.


You Are: 

  • Educated: Bachelor’s degree in a related CG field 
  • Experienced: 5+ years in the game industry, computer graphics or related field, 3+ years of experience in a technical artist role 
  • Proficient: Ability to script and code in languages such as C++, LUA, Python, JavaScript, MEL 
  • Knowledgeable: Strong understanding of modern real-time 3D engines, art tools and pipelines, including Unity and Unreal, Maya and Blender, character systems, LOD systems 
  • Visual-focused: Passion for top-notch visuals with a focus on driving improvements in engines, tools, and pipelines 
  • Creative: You take a creative and strategic approach to solving existing issues and driving new tools/functionality for our developers 
  • Driven: A desire to learn, explore and provide value in a fast-paced, fluid environment  
  • Team-oriented: Solid communication and collaboration skills 

You Will: 

  • Become an expert on Roblox Studio, our content creation tools, and pipeline 
  • Actively develop content while documenting pain points and missing features including technical, visual and usability issues 
  • Author specs for improvements and new features 
  • Investigate and provide feedback on our tools and pipelines from an artist’s perspective 
  • Create prototype assets in Maya, Blender, Photoshop and additional art creation software to run tests for R&D projects 
  • Review, provide feedback, modify and import assets created by outsourcing teams 
  • Write tools and plugins to support the pipelines and artist workflow for both Studio and external software 
  • Affirm assets and tools are performant across all of our supported platforms including mobile, desktop and console 
  • Collaborate with different teams to improve existing and develop new functionality, pipelines, and workflow 
  • Follow our development community and stay aware of top issues and requests 

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

Roblox – Powering Imagination.

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