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Senior Software Engineer - Fraud

RobloxFull-time$189k - $233kSan Mateo, CaliforniaFeb 26, 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 an Economy Fraud engineer, you defend Roblox from all types of fraud, including purchasing and selling virtual items, real-time bidding of advertising slots, and payment fraud.

We aim for our users to have peace of mind that their communities and transactions are protected.

Our defenses also protect our company's rapid expansion and safeguard billions in revenue. Roblox's virtual marketplace handles over 4 million transactions a day, and enables our top developers to make millions of dollars a year.

You will:

  • Be developing anti-fraud and abuse solutions for web, mobile, and 3D environments. This high impact work and your innovation is critical for the well-being of our community and to the future of our company.
  • Be in a data-driven environment developing both classical and novel approaches to detect and prevent this bad behavior.
  • Develop backend services, fraud platform components, and pipelines to implement product logic, encourage engineering efficiency, and produce features for ML models.
  • Be a Tech Lead that contributes to our Technical Roadmap and Risk Defense strategy and report directly to the Hiring Manager.
  • Uplevel our data mining and data-driven approaches.
  • Occasionally perform data analysis to understand our Fraud & Abuse domain.

You have:

  • 6+ years of professional experience working with scalable, distributed systems
  • Strong experience in large-scale, data-driven architecture, API design, data modeling, and SQL / NoSQL data storage.
  • Experience in risk prevention, machine learning, or analytical work. Risk prevention may include but is not limited to anti-Fraud, anti-Abuse, or Trust & Safety. Analytical work may include but is not limited to Data Analysis, Scientific Computing, Statistical Modeling, or Research.
  • Strong ownership and an ability to handle high complexity.
  • Bachelor's Degree or above in Computer Science or another quantitative field
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

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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