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 Video Software Engineer, you'll work on our backend systems and core game engine that allow video to be used in the metaverse. This team owns the core and fundamental video capabilities of the Roblox game engine.

You Will:

  • Report into the Engineering Manager

  • Help implement our vision for video in the metaverse.

  • Adapt performance for the best quality on all platforms from low end phones to high-end desktops.

  • Take a practical approach to apply research efforts into the Roblox products.

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

  • Be guided by our vision to put the Roblox community first.

You Have:

  • Experience: You have 5+ years of experience developing complex applications written in C++17 running on PCs, mobile devices, or game consoles. You can also create and operate inside a micro services cloud architecture.

  • Domain Knowledge: In addition to a very good on how video is compressed, delivered, and decoded. You don't have to look up the meaning of YUV or HLS. You love to pick up new technologies as the landscape evolves.

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, business 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

Roles that are based in our San Mateo, CA Headquarters are in-office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with optional in-office on Monday and Friday (unless otherwise noted).

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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