Software Engineering Manager - Studio Look & Feel

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Roblox,  Software Engineering Manager - Studio Look & Feel, 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.

Roblox's engineering team is growing rapidly and we are looking for great engineering managers to help us scale. This role will contribute to the advancement our flagship product Roblox Studio, the product at the origin of all games on Roblox platform. Thousands of developers use Roblox Studio daily to build their immersive, three dimensional games and environments that entertain millions of players. Managers are expected to work in autonomous mode with only directional supervision. They plan, execute and deliver projects, provide career development, mentorship, and candid feedback to their team. At Roblox we move fast and ship code to production weekly; your leadership will increase productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean. You will  identify and mitigate risk and make sure to keep teams efficient and executing on the right goals. Roblox teams are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership over the things they build. If you have a desire to grow and learn, you will fit right in with our highly-skilled and ever-expanding production engineering team.

As a Software Engineering Manager for the Studio Look & Feel Team, you will be in charge of architecture, design, implementation and delivery of the user facing part of Roblox game development IDE. The role focuses on creating, implementing and supporting the technology for outstanding user experience and task success.

You Are:

  • A Leader, with a proven track record of strong people management skills and an ability to hire and grow a talented team of engineers
  • Experienced, with a development track record at multiple companies. 1+ years in a Manager/Team Lead role, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar technical field. Classes/certification in user experience design is helpful.
  • Hands-on with C++ and Boost libraries, Qt/QML, multithreading
  • Proficient with industry standards, best practices and design patterns
  • Focused on writing clear, readable, testable, modular, and monitored code
  • Passionate about user experience and task success
  • Collaborative with excellent communication skills and follow-through
  • Organized and analytical with the ability to track numerous separate threads to their appropriate resolution
  • Metrics driven with proficiency in quality metrics and monitoring

You Will:

  • Lead the application engineering team for the Roblox Studio product line by coordinating with product managers, data analysts, tech leads, and individual contributors
  • Own and deliver complex technical projects from the planning stage through execution
  • Work as a player-coach, leading the design and coding efforts by example
  • Define, develop, and implement best practices and strategies
  • Provide mentoring to both junior and senior engineers in their progress on business and personal career goals
  • Develop and track key metrics for quality and team performance, drive their improvement over time, and communicate their status

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.