Engineering Director - Avatar

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Roblox, Engineering Director - Avatar, San Mateo, CA



Work with the most passionate, team-oriented, visionary, and crazy-smart people you’ll ever meet in your life. Community is the heart and soul of Roblox. Over 64 million active players engage on our platform every month. How cool is that?

Roblox is not just a game company and not just a social network. We are building the future of play and ever-expanding the universe where anything is possible.

We are democratizing the gaming world by inspiring people to play, socialize, create, and engage on one platform - across all devices - doing what they love.

 The impact that you can have at Roblox is powerful.

 Join the Roblox team where play rules and the possibilities are endless - literally.

As an Engineering Director on the Avatar Team, you will own the technical implementation of the full stack of technologies that empower this unique and innovative system. You will work for your direct reports, ensuring they have everything they need to be happy and productive in their roles.  You should be able to provide career development, mentorship, and candid feedback to their team. 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 effective. 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 client engineering team.

You are:

  • Technically savvy, with deep experience building physics, character, and/or animation systems in the gaming industry.
  • A Leader, with a proven track record of strong people management skills and an ability to hire and grow a talented team of engineers and analysts
  • Experienced, with 8+ years in a leadership role at a company building complex technology products
  • Effective at driving projects and comfortable getting your hands dirty when needed
  • Passionate about working on complex game engine systems.
  • 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 application engineering teams by coordinating with product managers, tech leads, and individual contributors
  • Work with the team to develop innovative systems of representing a person’s virtual identity
  • Own and deliver complex technical projects from the planning stage through execution
  • Provide guidance on architecture and design, and define processes for launching products and features
  • Define, develop, and implement development 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

 You'll Love:

  • Working on unique projects that are seen - and enjoyed - by millions of active Roblox users every day
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A rewarding 401k program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches five times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks (Nom nom nom.)
  • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass
  • A super-cool Roblox Admin badge for your avatar
  • Rock star status with our community (No autographs, please.)


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, role-play, 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.