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 Principal Backend Engineer, you will have the independence, opportunity, and the end-to-end responsibility to help us create an important and complex set of backend features to support the creators of games and other experiences within our Roblox ecosystem.

The Creator Success Team empowers Roblox to be the best development platform for creating 3D social experiences, enabling our creators to publish, manage and monetize compelling content within the Roblox ecosystem. This includes products such as Creation Analytics, Talent Marketplace, Documentation, Developer Forum, and Creator Dashboard. You will create and own mission critical services in this cross-discipline team within our Roblox ecosystem. This job is based in San Mateo, CA.

You Are:

  • A Technical Leader: You have initiated and facilitated challenging technical solutions. Your technical expertise influences product direction. You foster a culture of technical excellence.

  • Versatile: You can shift focus and enjoy working outside your comfort zone.

  • Analytical: Excited to investigate large, ambiguous problems, and measure the problems and the solutions.

  • Customer Focused: You always start with the needs of the end user, whether they are Roblox users or internal engineers before architecting a solution.

  • Team Oriented: You lift up your peers and find ways to make the team stronger.

You Have:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline.

  • 8+ years of experience with scalable, available, distributed systems.

  • 8+ years of experience with either of Python, Java, Go C++, C#.

  • 5+ years of experience leading engineering teams for high-impact projects.

You Will:

  • Work with the brightest minds and the most amazing people in the world

  • Have a direct impact on the future direction of the Creator products at Roblox

  • Set a technical vision and direction of the systems working with cross functional partners

  • Build state-of-the-art systems that are ultra-scalable and resilient to failures

  • Collaborate with product and design to push the boundary of what is possible

  • Mentor & lead junior engineers, interns to help build & grow the 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, 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.