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.

Why Account Authentication?

The account authentication team is the front door of the metaverse. We sign users up for Roblox on all platforms and subsequently re-authenticating those users when they want to use Roblox after they log out or move to a new device. When we do our job well, Roblox users will have a seamless experience regardless of whether they are using a PC, Android phone, or iOS tablet.

As a Principal Engineer on Roblox's Account Authentication team, you will specifically provide technical leadership on our team's efforts to bootstrap biometric user authentication at Roblox. This is a greenfield project marked by risk, ambiguity and incredible possibilities for high profile impact.

After joining us, you will report to the Senior Manager of the Account Authentication team.

You Are:

  • A Technical Leader: You have guided challenging Facial Authentication/Computer Vision/ML solutions from inception to launch.

  • Influential: You leverage your technical strengths to be an active participant in iterating on product direction. We will lean on you to tell us what is and is not possible.

  • User Oriented: You always start with the needs of the 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.

  • Proactive: You can speak in detail about problems that you identified and solutions that you drove to launch.

  • Conscientious: You make sure that all the little things get done before you push code to production. You don't consider a project done if it doesn't have tests, dashboards, playbooks, communications to partner teams, and alerts.

You Will:

  • Build a cross platform biometric auth experience for Roblox users. We want to register users on their phones and later authenticate them on their browser.

  • Work cross organizationally. We collaborate with teams and roles throughout Roblox and get a big picture view of how Roblox works.

You Have:

  • 7+ years of experience in software development.

  • 4+ years of experience building Computer vision projects.

  • 4+ years of experience working on multi-person codebases, including open-source or personal projects

You might have:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Applied Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, or other technical field

  • Familiarity with C#, Python or Go.

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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