Engineering Manager - Catalog

at Roblox

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San Mateo, CA


Backend Web

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.  

 

The Avatar Catalog team is building content management and merchandising tools for our game developers to create, manage, and monetize their creations within the Avatar Catalog. The Avatar Catalog already represents a significant amount of Roblox' business and this role will be important in driving overall user engagement and monetization at Roblox. We are embarking on multiple new initiatives to improve the catalog with close to a billion products, in new and interesting ways, that drive a personalized experience that our users love and will make our developers successful.

 

Roblox is seeking an experienced and passionate Engineering Manager to lead a backend engineering team. The team’s responsibilities are to improve our catalog experience visually in our core and growth markets as well as the developer experience for uploading and managing user-generated content. As an Engineering Manager you will be responsible for establishing a collaborative work environment that fosters a high degree of craftsmanship and personal growth. You should be able to design, communicate and implement reliable, scalable and extensible software applications across a backend stack.

 

You are:

  • A leader with a proven track record of strong people management skills and an ability to hire and grow a talented team of engineers
  • Able to contribute to architecture and implementation discussions in server-side C# code
  • Experienced, with  2+ years in an engineering management role and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar technical field
  • Focused on writing clear, readable, testable, modular, and monitored code
  • Effective at driving projects and comfortable getting your hands dirty when needed
  • Passionate about working on large scale, consumer facing mobile and web applications
  • Collaborative with excellent communication skills and follow-through
  • Organized and analytical with the ability to track numerous separate threads to their appropriate resolution
  • Data driven with an ability to deliver quality metrics and monitoring

 

You will:

  • Lead application engineering teams by coordinating with product managers, tech leads, and individual contributors
  • Own and deliver complex technical projects from the planning stage through execution
  • Provide guidance on architecture and design, and define processes for launching products and features
  • Define, develop, and implement engineering best practices and strategies
  • Provide mentoring to both junior and senior engineers in their progress on business and personal career goals
  • Develop and track key metrics for quality and team performance, drive their improvement over time, and communicate their status

 

You'll Love:

  • Working on unique projects that are seen - and enjoyed - by millions of active Roblox users every day
  • 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 (Nom nom nom.)
  • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass
  • A super-cool Roblox Admin badge for your avatar
  • Rock star status with our community (No autographs, please.)

 

Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 29 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 64 million monthly active players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, role-play, 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. In 2017, Roblox was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year.

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