Senior Site Reliability Engineer

at Roblox

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Roblox, Senior Site Reliability 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.

Our ambition is to build a global infrastructure to rival that of any big 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 Site Reliability Engineer, you’ll play a critical role in helping us scale our software stack and hardware infrastructure at a time of incredible growth for our business. At Roblox, you’ll have boundless opportunities to shape the future of the Imagination Platform™ and demonstrate your passion for delivering awesome solutions in front of a global audience. If you know what it takes to build systems that can sustain over one million concurrent players year-round 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 BS degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science or related engineering field with at least 8 years of hands on experience
  • A coding champion: your prowess in a multitude of programming languages such as Ruby, C#, and Java, as well as scripting languages including Python, Bash, and PowerShell, empower your understanding of the challenges of building large-scale systems
  • A Linux (Ubuntu) and/or Windows expert: you have solid administration skills in either OS, good system-analysis, configuration, and troubleshooting experience
  • Passionate about automation: you have hands-on experience with technologies like or, Mesos, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, Chef or Puppet
  • Up-to-speed on all things Cloud: you have working experience with public cloud (AWS preferred) and private cloud (OpenStack preferred) solutions
  • Ambitious: you boldly go where no man or woman has gone before;,, etcd, Docker, Mesos, InfluxDB, TICK, Prometheus etc. might not be technologies you’ve used, but you are keen to learn and grow
  • Adaptable: you are capable of adjusting to new challenges, and experimentation is in your blood

You will:

  • Develop and deliver groundbreaking database solutions to meet the large scale and real-time requirements of our Imagination Platform™ to ensure our community has an awesome experience anywhere in the world
  • 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
  • Develop and share best practices with development teams to improve the scalability and reliability of the Imagination Platform™
  • Work with an innovative team that is currently distributed throughout the US and Canada, and soon to be globally
  • While we are growing at our current pace, you may be asked to participate in the on-call rotation for critical infrastructure pieces

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.