Engineering Director - Avatar

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Roblox, Engineering Director - Avatar, San Mateo, CA

WHY ROBLOX?

Roblox’s Imagination Platform is ushering in the next generation of entertainment, enabling kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Powered by a global community of millions of developers and creators, Roblox allows anyone to build, publish, and monetize any experience imaginable.

comScore ranks Roblox as one of the top online entertainment platforms for audiences under the age of 18 based on average monthly visits and time spent. In addition, Roblox has been named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies on the Inc. 5000 for the past two consecutive years.

Work with the most passionate, team-oriented, visionary, crazy-smart people you’ll ever meet. The engineers at Roblox are working on the hardest problems in tech today -- distributed systems, real time communication, 3D co-experience, massive data processing, social networking, rendering, physics, and more.  As a Roblox engineer, you will have real ownership and impact across one or more of these domains.

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:

  • 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
  • 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

Roblox – Powering Imagination.


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