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Senior/Principal Software Enginee - Game Console & Desktop

RobloxFull-time$267k - $331kSan Mateo, CaliforniaOct 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.

Are you passionate about games and gaming consoles? As a Gaming Console Software Engineer, you'll help build and support our application used by millions of users worldwide for gaming consoles and desktop platforms. You will work on all parts of the application, from SDK integration with all platforms, GPU & CPU performance optimization, and user interface development. If delivering the best experience to millions of users resonates with you, you'll be right at home within our growing Platform Excellence team. You will report to the Engineering Manager on the Console team.

You Will:

  • Develop and support the Roblox client application for Gaming Consoles, PC, and Mac platforms
  • Work directly with native platform SDKs to deliver the best possible app
  • Optimize performance of our app for gaming consoles and desktops
  • Implement new diegetic UI/UX features
  • Work with Product and Design to ensure the product embodies the shared vision
  • Use best programming and testing practices, write unit and integration tests
  • Build the best features used by millions of users
  • Take ownership of projects throughout its full lifecycle

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in developing complex applications for gaming consoles, UI optimization, performance optimization, multithreading and memory management
  • Proficient in modern C++, probably have some experience with or interest to learn Lua
  • Comfortable using metrics and logging to analyze features and user patterns
  • Shift focus and enjoy working outside your comfort zone
  • You work with and inspire others around you, taking on task for the greater team
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
$267,720$331,640 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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