Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community. Our vision is to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. This is what’s known as the metaverse: a persistent space where anyone can do just about anything they can imagine, from anywhere in the world and on any device. Join us and you’ll usher in a new category of human interaction while solving exceptional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

As a Principal Backend Engineer on the Avatar Marketplace Scarcity team, you will lead the team in building an international marketplace for millions of virtual items that users acquire to customize their avatars and identities on Roblox platform. You will design, implement, and operate the frameworks and services you and the team build that help control the supply and demand of the Roblox economy.

The team is responsible for building systems that would help content creators become more successful sellers. With over 30 million daily active users (And Growing), we are looking for an experienced engineer who is passionate about designing and building scalable systems for both sides of the marketplace.

You are:

  • Experienced in designing and building backend systems behind consumer-facing API that handle a large number of concurrent users

  • Solving scalability and reliability issues associated with different system architectures including micro-services

  • Leading teams and breaking down product requirements into iterative deliverable stages

  • A expert in SQL database-based applications with in-depth knowledge of query optimization and scalability concerns

  • An experienced backend engineer with 8+ years of work experience

  • A Computer-Science graduate or MS graduate

You will:

  • Develop and design consumer-facing backend systems from scratch

  • Build systems that address today’s goal’s with the flexibility to adapt and evolve to the future’s needs

  • Have an impact on the millions of users across the world and directly contribute to driving company revenue

  • Focus on marketplace dynamics like price management, item availability, and quantity tracking

  • Help build novel features like limited items (time or quantity), suggested pricing and dynamic fees, etc.

  • Design and implement both externally and internally facing backend APIs that handle large numbers (millions) of concurrent requests/users

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

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