Senior Backend Web Engineer - Avatar

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Roblox, Senior Backend Web Engineer - Avatar, 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 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 Backend Web Engineer on the Avatar 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 in front of a global audience. With the introduction of our next generation Avatar system, we are currently at a groundbreaking moment in Roblox history. The technical challenges that come with this journey will test the limits of your skill.

You Are:

  • Experienced: you have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science or related engineering field with at least 8 years of hands-on experience
  • Interested in powering large-scale backend technologies: you have expertise and past experience in a multitude of backend technologies, empowering you to understand the challenges of building large-scale 2D and 3D asset pipelines better than anyone else
  • A solid programmer: you are skilled in a variety 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 backend solutions in the areas of thumbnail generation, asset management, purchase flows, and search to keep up with the scalability challenges of an ever-growing user base
  • 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

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.