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Senior Performance Software Engineer - Avatar

RobloxFull-time$233k - $283kSan Mateo, CaliforniaApr 17, 2024

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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 our Game Engine team, you will have an immediate impact on the building blocks of Roblox itself. The software you build is a very large application that empowers our global community of 2M+ developers to push the boundaries of interactive gaming. Your work will touch every part of the engine, from threading and memory management to physics and scripting. If you enjoy working on C++ software alongside experienced and passionate engineers, you will be right at home. You will be part of a new Avatar Performance team comprised of both new and experienced Roblox engineers who are looking to push the needle and make our avatars look and perform better than ever before while reporting to the Engineering Manager. We have many interesting challenges to solve across a platform that is continuously growing. This is a high impact team pushing for important objectives for us in the next couple of years. You will have many growth opportunities as the team grows.

You Will:

  • Develop engine code that performs well for all user-created games on the Roblox platform
  • Develop and run performance benchmarking tests on different avatars systems across multiple platforms, collect data, and analyze results
  • Specify performance improvements, plan, and implement architectural changes to boost our performance and help improve the player experience as we push to the next level visuals and functionality
  • Work deep in engine code, writing system levels functionality including graphics and tools
  • Work with the community and developers to help address their needs for performance and guide the platform towards larger scale and lower end devices and platform
  • Improve scripting, memory management, bootstrapping, and other fundamental layers of the Roblox engine
  • Work on every application Roblox develops, from mobile phone clients to cloud-based servers

You Have:

  • 5+ years experience working on deep and challenging problems in complex C++ codebases with an understanding of 3D rendering, computer vision, and graphics.
  • Systems-level expereince with pointers, templates, and raw blocks of memory a
  • The ability to jump with ease between Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, and other platforms
  • Experience with build systems that work and keep on working reliably
  • Curiosity to learn and stay up-to-date on technology developments
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
$233,840$283,780 USD

Roles that are based in our San Mateo, CA Headquarters are in-office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with optional in-office on Monday and Friday (unless otherwise noted).

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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