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 Software Engineer in Trust & Safety you will be part of the highest priority organization at Roblox that is responsible for keeping our community a safe and civil place for our 170 million monthly users. Trust & Safety is one of the fastest growing teams and features multidisciplinary work in machine learning, data engineering, and traditional high throughput and low latency microservice to detect issues in real-time from predatory behavior to inappropriate content targeting our user base.

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about catching bad actors on our platform and building efficient systems that operate at scale across all of these domains. Our distributed backend system of microservices handles over 20K servers and over 10 million requests per second and growing. You will have a high impact and will directly affect our hundreds of millions of monthly users.

You Are:

  • Effective with demonstrable skills with compiled languages such as Go, Python, C#, Java, or other for the past 8+ years, with experience building API's preferably GraphQL or REST based.
  • Experienced with a development track record, 8+ years shipping high complexity code and with at least one JavaScript framework such as AngularJS, Ember, Backbone, KnockoutJS...
  • A Leader with experience supporting essential applications on a large-scale and an ambition towards more.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with core JavaScript fundamentals, also modern JavaScript tools such as NPM, grunt, gulp, karma, jasmine, Istanbul...
  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server, MySql, PostgreSQL or other database technology at scale
  • Accomplished with HTML/CSS and its cross-browser challenges
  • Passionate about CSS preprocessors such as LESS or SASS and CSS libraries such as Bootstrap or Foundation
  • Practiced in building responsive web pages and an interest in working within the presentation layer
  • Understand search technologies such as SOLR or Elasticsearch
  • Familiar with NoSQL technologies
  • Worked with Memcached, Redis, or other caching technologies
  • Trained with a modern web application development methodologies
  • Expert in common web application security issues

You Will:

  • Help build middleware/backend services across a large distributed systems
  • Oversee writing unit and integration tests
  • Identify and resolve performance issues
  • Help establish next-generation standards on the backend web and service stack
  • Participate in building the world's best user generated gaming platform

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
    • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
    • Annual CalTrain Go Pass