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Principal Software Engineer

at Roblox


San Mateo, CA


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Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community.

Our vision is to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. This is what’s known as the metaverse: a persistent space where anyone can do just about anything they can imagine, from anywhere in the world and on any device. The breadth of opportunities, and the evolving demands of this first-of-its-kind platform, ensure that your avenues for growth are always expanding and flexible.

Join us and you’ll usher in a new category of human interaction while solving exceptional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

As a Principal Backend Engineer with the Developer Services Team, you'll have the independence, opportunity, and the end-to-end responsibility for our challenging, complex, services within the Roblox ecosystem.


The Developer Services Team empowers Roblox to be the best development platform for creating our social experiences, allowing our creators to publish compelling content within the Roblox ecosystem. This includes services around core game play, an analytics platform for our creators and products allowing our creators to communicate with our audiences. You will create and own important services in this cross-discipline team within the Roblox ecosystem.

You Are:

  • An outstanding software engineer with 10+ years shipping high complexity code
  • Experienced supporting applications at scale
  • Proficient in C#, C++, Java, Go or another programming language
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases at scale

You Will:

  • Have the independence, opportunity and the end-to-end responsibility to design, test and deploy services within our Roblox ecosystem
  • Help design our systems and services that are scalable and resilient.

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