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Principal Security Software Enginee - Security Analytics

RobloxSan Mateo, CaliforniaFull-time$351k - $425kOct 4, 2023
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Every day, tens of millions of people come to Roblox to explore, create, play, learn, and connect with friends in 3D immersive digital experiences– all created by our global community of developers and creators. 

At Roblox, we’re building the tools and platform that empower our community to bring any experience that they can imagine to life. Our vision is to reimagine the way people come together, from anywhere in the world, and on any device. We’re on a mission to connect a billion people with optimism and civility, and looking for amazing talent to help us get there. 

A career at Roblox means you’ll be working to shape the future of human interaction, solving unique technical challenges at scale, and helping to create safer, more civil shared experiences for everyone.

As Principal Security Software Engineer on our Security Analytics team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and operating the data pipelines used to make risk evident at Roblox. You will report to the Senior Manager of Security Engineering at Roblox. You will drive the enterprise-wide efforts to continuously assess the company's security posture and proactively prevent cyber-attacks by leveraging data analytics, ETL pipelines, and custom-developed analytics. 

You Are:

  • A great technical leader: You have experience leading the technical work to deliver automation for infrastructure or products.
  • Experienced with ETL pipelines and analytics: You have experience building and operating data pipelines and providing senior leaders and teams with meaningful and actionable analytics.
  • Team-oriented: A collaborative team player who enjoys working with others.
  • Passionate about security: You have experience with security, or you are curious about it, and you are willing to learn and grow.

You Have:

  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience in building scalable, available, distributed backend applications
  • Expert knowledge with data engineering technologies and processes
  • Experience with designing, building, and maintaining distributed systems at scale.
  • Proficient in at least one object-oriented programming language (Python, Java, Go C++, C# .NET).
  • Experience with mentoring junior and senior engineers and leading their work.
  • Knowledgeable with REST API, design patterns, and scalable containerized systems and microservices.
  • Experience with big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Hive) (Plus)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (Kibana, Tableau) (Plus)
  • Experience building microservices architectures and working with containers. (Plus)
  • Experience building automation for Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) programs or the SIEM (Plus)
  • Experience with Elastic, Splunk, Qualys, Snyk, Lacework, Burp Suite, HackerOne. (Plus)

You Will:

  • Build and maintain the data platform that powers our TVM program, Detection and response program, and Security Assets Inventory.
  • Shape the team vision for the products, define the roadmap, and lead the execution work by example. You build it, you run it.
  • Build strong relationships with the other teams in the Security organization and across the company, with teams in Engineering and Product. 
  • Help us solve various unique challenges that require a combination of security, software engineering, data engineering, and data analytics security.
  • Have the independence, opportunity, and end-to-end responsibility to develop security services within the Roblox infrastructure ecosystem.
  • Help grow the team by mentoring existing members and supporting the recruiting effort.


For roles that are based at our headquarters in San Mateo, CA: The starting base pay for this position is as shown below. The actual base pay is dependent upon a variety of job-related factors such as professional background, training, work experience, location, business needs and market demand. Therefore, in some circumstances, the actual salary could fall outside of this expected range. This pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.  All full-time employees are also eligible for equity compensation and for benefits.
Annual Salary Range
$351,130$425,990 USD

You’ll Love: 

  • Industry-leading compensation package
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A rewarding 401k program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Roflex - Flexible and supportive work policy 
  • Roblox Admin badge for your avatar
  • At Roblox HQ: 
    • 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

Roblox provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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