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Senior Gameplay Software Engineer - Alpha Strike

RobloxSan Mateo, CaliforniaFull-time$189k - $233kOct 16, 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 a Senior Software Engineer on the Alpha Strike team at Roblox, you will be the first to develop content with new, cutting edge Roblox features that are in active development before public release. While reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will learn the technologies, evaluate the technical approach, capture issues and identify opportunities to enhance and evolve these features. You will help internal development teams raise the quality bar across many different areas of our engine, so our community developers can create the most engaging experiences on the platform. The content you build will often be used for public demonstrations of new features. Generalists with a technical background, teamwork oriented mindset, and a passion for creating 3D interactive experiences will excel here. 

You will:

  • Experiment with core technologies, combining them in new and unexpected ways to reveal shortcomings and opportunities to evolve the underlying systems
  • Explore new platform features and improve the associated workflows by developing real world interactive content
  • Act as technical advisor and consultant to ensure we meet the expectations of Roblox developers and players by identifying missing functionality and areas of improvement
  • Form strong partnerships with engine teams as you evaluate technical solutions
  • Represent our top content developers with a passion for unleashing creativity on the platform

You have:

  • 5+ years of professional experience working on consumer-facing games/applications
  • Proficient in C++
  • Ability to write high quality, performant code
  • Excited about building user experiences

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Lua - the language used by Roblox community developers
  • Roblox content development experience
  • Graphics and/or physics engine knowledge
  • Experience with top 3D engines including Unity and Unreal



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
$189,110$233,840 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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