Backend Web Engineer

at Roblox

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Engineering

Roblox, Backend Web Engineer, San Mateo, CA

Be part of an amazing team that’s building the world’s largest social platform for play. Every month, over 62 million players come to Roblox to immerse themselves in any game or experience imaginable. Players can create the ultimate theme park, compete as a professional race car driver, star in a fashion show, become a superhero, or simply build a dream home and hang out with friends.

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about building efficient systems that operate at scale across all of these domains. Our distributed backend system of microservices handles over 1.5 million transactions per second at peak and growing. Your role will be incredibly high impact and will directly affect our tens of millions of monthly users.

As a Backend Web Engineer you will work on a cross-discipline team building world class features for the Roblox platform. Roblox is a game development and distribution platform, social network, real time communications platform, real time bidding ads platform, ecommerce site, search engine, and cloud services provider all in one.

You Are:

  • Experienced, with a development track record and 5+ years shipping high complexity code
  • A Leader with experience supporting mission-critical applications on a large scale
  • Effective with demonstrable skills with compiled languages such as C#, Java, C++, or others
  • Proficient with Microsoft SQL Server, MySql, PostgreSQL or other database technology at scale
  • Knowledgeable with  search technologies such as SOLR or Elasticsearch
  • Understand noSQL technologies such as MongoDB, DynamoDB or others
  • Trained with Memcached, Redis, or other caching technologies
  • Passionate about modern web application frameworks (Ruby on Rails, php/zend, JSP, .NET)
  • Expert in common web application security issues

You Will:

  • Help lead and build backend services across large distributed systems
  • Own writing unit and integration tests
  • Define, identify and resolve performance issues
  • Provide guidance to help define next generation standards on the backend web and service stack
  • Participate in building the world's best user generated gaming platform

Perks & Benefits:

  • Work with an awesome team of smart and motivated people on cool and unique projects that are used by millions of active users every day
  • Roblox Admin badge for your avatar, and rockstar status with our community
  • Free catered lunches 3 times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Fitness reimbursement program
  • 401K program
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Unlimited vacation policy

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 62 million players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, 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. Roblox was ranked #37 in the Consumer Products and Services category for overall revenue in Inc. Magazine’s 2016 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

Roblox – Powering Imagination.