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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.

Roblox is expanding the metaverse to include Educational experiences, and we are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help us build and scale the Education platform! The Education team is building the next chapter of teaching and learning on Roblox, and transforming classroom instruction through collaborative learning experiences. You will report into the App Expansion team and will focus on supporting development of the mission-driven, highly impactful Education platform. As the technical lead for the Education platform's front-end, you will build out the product that enables teachers and students to use immersive and engaging educational experiences in the classroom, which will transform the future of educational software. You'll work alongside a collaborative group of Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers to make Roblox's Education platform a successful tool that both teachers and students love to use in the classroom.

Every day, students learn to code, problem solve with friends, and experience faraway places on Roblox. We want everyone to have access to those opportunities, and our goal is to support 100 million students learning on our platform by 2030.

You Are:

  • A Technical Leader: You have a record of taking a strategic and systematic approach to challenging technical problems and seeing them to completion. Your technical expertise often influences product direction. You foster a culture of technical excellence and help other engineers grow.

  • An Industry Veteran with Broad Experience: You are comfortable with a vast range of other technical topics, including backend development, DevOps, microservices, containers, mobile development, desktop development. You would need all fingers on your hands to count the languages you have worked with.

  • A React Expert: You are an expert in modern front-end development using React, with deep knowledge of topics such as TypeScript, Redux, GraphQL, component architecture, Storybook, Jest, Cypress, and frontend security. You also have experience with other front end frameworks.

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

  • Focused on People and Teams: You pay close attention to people and teams you work with, and help them stay happy and productive and continue to grow.

You Will:

  • Develop/Build Roblox Education's web application from the ground up.

  • Build features that support teacher's use of Roblox in the classroom, like classroom management tools and registration flows.

  • Become an expert on our technology stack, and build the Education platform in alignment with existing architecture and principles.

  • Collaborate with engineers, designers and product managers to define the Education platform's infrastructure

  • Collaborate with different teams to improve existing and develop new functionality, pipelines, and workflow.

  • Lead other engineers by example and through technical direction.

  • Be guided by our vision to put the Roblox community first and represent us through experience.

You Have:

  • 8+ years experience in full stack software development.

  • 5+ years delivering complex code with JavaScript and React.

  • Strong attentiveness to product UI/UX, and a passion to make sure the things you create look and feel great.

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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