Senior Game Engineer - Avatar

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Roblox, Senior Game Engineer - Avatar, San Mateo, CA


Roblox’s imagination platform is ushering in the next generation of entertainment. Roblox enables kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play together in immersive experiences on their phones, desktops, consoles, and VR. Powered by a growing global community of millions of creators, Roblox enables anyone to build, publish, and monetize their creations.

ComScore ranks Roblox as one of the top digital properties in the US for kids under the age of 18 and has been named One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years.

Work with the most passionate, team-oriented, visionary, and 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 Game Engineer you will leverage the Roblox game engine to build innovative applications and experiences for our Players and our Developers. We are looking for engineers passionate about building world class user experiences from both usability and performance perspectives. Your role will be incredibly high impact and will directly affect our tens of millions of monthly users. You need to be proficient in C++, data structures, algorithms, and networking. You may need to work on character hierarchies or animations, so brush up on your 3D math. Experience with Lua is desired but not required, as is experience in game development. Experience with mobile and/or console gameplay development is especially interesting. We are an Agile team, so make sure you are comfortable with the core concepts of Scrum and/or Kanban project process.

You Are:

  • Experienced. You have 5+ years of professional experience working on a consumer-facing application
  • Proficient in C++
  • Proficient in 3D Math
  • Self-sufficient, self-organized, and able to take ownership of a project throughout its full lifecycle

Nice to Have:

  • Experience building online mobile and/or console game titles
  • Shipped a high quality mobile application (iOS, Android)
  • Experience with Lua
  • Experience building games with Roblox Studio
  • Experience with Rigid-body Physics, Pathfinding or Animation Systems

You Will:

  • Use the Roblox game engine to build world-class vertical applications for multiple platforms (mobile, tablet, PC, console and VR)
  • Implement character avatar features and functionality
  • Maintain and improve existing codebase
  • Write and maintain automated tests
  • Analyze bug and crash reports, fix problems, and optimize performance
  • Collaborate with numerous internal teams to help build the world’s best user generated gaming platform

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 super-cool Roblox Admin badge for your avatar
  • Rock star status with our community

Roblox – Powering Imagination.