Vice President, Engineering Apps

Roblox
San Mateo, CA, United States
14 days ago

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WHY ROBLOX?
Roblox is ushering in the next generation of entertainment, allowing people to imagine, create, and play together in immersive, user-generated worlds. We’re the one and only fastest-growing entertainment platform that lets anyone teach themselves how to code, publish, and monetize any experience imaginable—across any device—reaching millions of players across the globe.

The impact that you can have at Roblox is powerful. We’re looking for someone who’s eager to take on a meaningful role in the success of Roblox on a massive scale. Someone who takes play seriously, but also isn’t afraid to have some fun either. Someone who’s ready to take Roblox—and their career—to the next level. You should be excited about taking on a wide range of technical challenges including distributed systems, real time communication, 3D co-experience, massive data processing, social networking, rendering, or physics simulation.

In 2018, we were honored to be recognized as a Certified Great Place to Work®. We’ve fostered a company culture that empowers people to do the most defining work of their career in an environment that’s made up of the most passionate, team-oriented, visionary, crazy-smart people you’ll ever meet. Join the Roblox team where play rules and the possibilities are endless.

ABOUT THE ROLE
As the head of Apps Engineering, you are responsible for all player-facing functionality at Roblox outside of the game engine. Contained within the App are some of the biggest drivers of company and community success. Consider the following three examples. First, given our mission of Bringing the World Together through Play, our social experience is critical to the success of the platform. Today we support basic text chat on the platform and in games, yet we
have ambitions to create a much richer and more unique experience. Second, how we recommend new games to players is one of our most important, yet underdeveloped, drivers of company success. We have a huge opportunity to better understand our users and match them with compelling new experiences. Third, a huge part of Roblox’s success is meeting our players where they are, whether that is their desktop, mobile device, game console, or VR system. To do this we have developed a universal app framework that enables most application and UI code to be common and isolates platform specific components. The challenge is ensuring we can efficiently support new platforms while, at the same, time making the expressiveness and implementation speed in the common framework world-class.

This role reports directly to the CTO with an expected team size of 120+ by end of 2020.

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