ROBLOX is hiring a

Backend Software Engineer, Avatar Marketplace Search & Discovery

San Mateo, United States

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.

Expression of identity is a core part of the social experience on Roblox as it enables users to project who they are in the metaverse. They do this by customizing their avatars, often frequently, to express their ever changing moods and likes. That's where you come in.

Work with the most passionate people you'll ever meet. The engineers at Roblox are working on the hardest problems in tech today -- distributed systems, real-time communication, 3D co-experience, massive data processing, social networking, rendering, physics, and more. As a Roblox engineer, you will have real ownership and impact across one or more of these domains.This is much more than just a typical engineering position and reports to the Engineering Manager. This is an opportunity for you to challenge your engineering talents by building something new and important, sharing expertise, adopting innovations contributed by other engineering teams and making a direct impact to the company bottom line.

You Are:

  • Skilled in Search, Discovery, Recommendation, Distributed Systems, and Backend Engineering
  • Scaling backend systems to handle large number of concurrent users
  • Designing and building consumer-facing backend systems using microservice architecture
  • Experienced with SQL and NoSQL database scalability and optimization
  • A backend engineer with 2+ years of work experience
  • A Computer-Science graduate or MS graduate
  • Driven, creative, and a problem solver

You Will:

  • Focus on personalized Search and recommendation systems for Avatar Shop (
  • Improve the discoverability and relevance Avatar Marketplace inventory to match the best content by our creators
  • Support our search and discovery infrastructure in production, sharing the on-call rotation with your team colleagues
  • Help shape and build next-generation search and discovery for the Avatar Marketplace
  • Support our search and discovery infrastructure in production, sharing the on-call rotation with your team colleagues
  • Write high-quality, performant code, as well as refactor and improve our existing codebase
  • Improve system reliability, performance, and test coverage

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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