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. The breadth of opportunities, and the evolving demands of this first-of-its-kind platform, ensure that your avenues for growth are always expanding and flexible.

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, Principal Software Engineer, Text Chat, San Mateo, CA

The Text Chat team enables smooth, safe and civil communications across Roblox. The team oversees real-time communications through all media including text, voice and video. As a Senior Software engineer, you will build scalable, performant distributed systems to facilitate millions of interactions every day for a billion users.

You are:

  • A solid programmer with skills with compiled languages such as C#, Go, Java, C++, or others
  • Someone who has designed large-scale distributed microservices architectures and have experience with Memcached, Redis, or other caching technologies
  • Knowledgeable with REST, API design patterns, and scalable containerized systems and micro-services
  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL or other database technology at scale
  • Data-driven focused on quality metrics and monitoring
  • Experienced with a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science or related engineering field with at least 5 years of hands-on experience

You Will:

  • Develop backend services that facilitate millions of interactions across all experiences
  • Work with Roblox's developer community to build scalable APIs that allow developers to include text and voice chat in their experiences
  • Lead design and architecture discussions and mentor junior engineers
  • Help recruit future talent for the team
  • You will report to the Social Communications Engineering Manager

You'll Love:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A rewarding 401k program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches and fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass
  • A Roblox Admin badge for your avatar