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Senior Engineering Manager, Avatar Core Services

at Roblox

San Mateo, CA

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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.

We are honored to be recognized as a Certified Great Place to Work® since 2018. 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.


As a Senior Engineering Manager on Avatar Core Services, you will be responsible for all backend systems that support customization of user avatars on the Roblox platform.  Your team will be responsible for improving speed and scale for millions of virtual items and animations that users can equip on their avatars.  With daily active users growing at a new record rate, we are looking for a leader with a strong technical background in solving scalability and reliability challenges of critical backend systems, and are excited to solve new problems that are unique to avatars.  You will. grow & mentor the team,  provide technical guidance, and work closely with product managers to define roadmaps.


You Are:

  • Strong people manager with proven experience in growing and motivating engineering teams
  • In-depth technical knowledge in high scale and low latency backend systems
  • Strong people manager with proven experience in growing and motivating engineering teams
  • Successfully delivered complex projects that involved multiple teams and cross functional coordination 
  • Able to contribute to system architecture and design decisions, and comfortable getting your hands dirty when needed
  • Excellent communication skills,  and a history of working with product managers on multiple projects concurrently
  • 8+ years of engineering experience including  4+ years as an engineering manager
  • A Computer Science BS or MS graduate 


  • Experience in .NET, Go, Java, C++ or any OO
  • Someone constantly thinking about the bigger picture in terms of areas for improvement, potential bottlenecks and engineering best practices
  • Game experience a plus but not needed