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Senior Software Engineer - Storage

at Roblox

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.

As a Senior Software Engineer for Cache/Queue/Object Store team within infra storage org, you'll improve & run large scale distributed systems in-house to meet Roblox's ever increasing challenges on Caching, Queue and Object Storage business needs. You will be reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager for Storage.

You will:

  • Improve & scale our large distributed 24x7 services and deliver features with urgency, cost efficiency, 4+ 9s availability and elastic scalability
  • Have a leading role in designing, implementing and running our internal Infra-as-a-Service offerings on top of a container orchestrator platform
  • Design and build frameworks/tools to automate development, testing, cluster management and monitoring of mission-critical services
  • Improve SLA of the offering services and end-end rollout time of our suite of software solutions

You have:

  • Experience in designing, delivering & operating large-scale distributed systems handling billions of real-time requests per second. Deep domain knowledge in one or more following technologies: Redis, Apache Kafka, Ceph, or other similar Caching, Messaging or Object storage technologies
  • Experience & builder mindset to run large scale Active/Active distributed systems on top of container orchestrators like Kubernetes or Nomad and service discovery systems like Consul
  • Experience with programming languages like Go, Java or C++
  • BS degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science, with at least 4 years of hands on experience
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
$189,110$233,840 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

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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