Senior Backend Web Engineer - Chat

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Roblox, Senior Backend Web Engineer - Chat, San Mateo, CA

Join an amazing team that’s building the future of play. Every month, over 64 million active players come together on Roblox to imagine, create, and play in immersive 3D worlds. Roblox allows anyone to build 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. Today more than 29 million user-generated games and experiences have been published on the platform, all developed by a talented community of 1.9 million creators.

Our ambition is to build a global infrastructure to rival that of any top social network out there. We currently operate thousands of servers in data centers all over the globe. Over the next few years, we expect our server count to grow by a factor of 3 or more. 

As a Senior Backend Web Engineer on the Chat team, you’ll play a critical role in helping us scale our software stack at a time of incredible growth for our business. At Roblox, you’ll have boundless opportunities to shape the future of the largest social platform for play and demonstrate your passion for delivering awesome solutions to a global audience. If you have what it takes to expand a real-time notifications framework that can sustain over a million concurrent players at peak times and you take play as seriously as we do, you’ll fit right into our highly-skilled and ever-expanding engineering team.

You Are:

  • Experienced: you have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science or a related engineering field and at least 8 years of hands-on experience
  • Interested in powering social networks: you are excited about building infrastructure to support chat and social networking features at scale by handling tens of millions of requests per second
  • A solid programmer: you are skilled in a multitude of programming and scripting languages, such as C#, Java, C++ and Ruby
  • Ambitious: you boldly go where no person has gone before; Riak, Couchbase, InfluxDB, Redis, Cassandra, Firebase, etc. might not be technologies you’ve used, but you are keen to learn and grow
  • Up-to-speed on all things Cloud: you have working experience with public cloud solutions such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Adaptable: you are capable of adjusting to new challenges, and experimentation is in your blood

You Will:

  • Develop and deliver groundbreaking chat solutions that provide an awesome experience for our community around the world while satisfying the large scale and real-time requirements of the Imagination Platform
  • Identify and solve critical problems and prevent them from reoccurring via root cause analysis and automation
  • Create, influence, and improve the development platform, infrastructure, standards, and methods to ensure our goals of scalability and high availability
  • Support our various chat related frameworks in production, sharing the on-call rotation with your team colleagues

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
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k program
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches 3 times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Fitness reimbursement program
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Roblox Admin badge for your avatar and rockstar status with our community

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, 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. In 2017, Roblox was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year.

Roblox – Powering Imagination.