ROBLOX Corporation: Senior Web Software Engineer – Online Building Game

Posted by | August 21, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Redwood City, CA

URL: www.roblox.com

Sr. Web Software Engineer  – Online Building Game
ROBLOX is one of the top ranked kids gaming sites on the internet!  ROBLOX
is unique among gaming sites in that kids are the main architects of their own
worlds.  Everything is customizable.  Kids build their own social
hangouts, invite others in party mode, engage in online chat and create virtual
items using our site and 3D game client.  We are a massively multi-player
online game that uses physics to simulate the real world (with 1000s and 1000s
of parts!).
·         Each month over 3 million unique visitors come to
our site.
·         Our revenues have increased every quarter for the
past two years.
·         Our team includes 12 top-notch engineers from
NVidia, Pixar, Microsoft, Stanford, Berkeley and Cornell.
·         Thousands of our users create interesting 2D and
3D content every day.
·         We are backed by two VC firms that are highly
ranked on thefunded.com 
·         We offer competitive  stock options
·         Our service is indescribably interesting and fun
– we’ll let you decide for yourself.
We are hiring a Sr. Web Software Engineer to be an integral member of the
ROBLOX team.   We are looking someone who will be passionate about
building something that scales beyond 100K+ users, as well as implementing
creative and elegant solutions in order to store terabytes of data.
You will work on a variety of mission critical projects including:
·         Delivering web features that are distributed,
latency tolerant and highly available.
·         Expanding our virtual economy
·         Enhancing our social networking functionality
·         Integrating with our 3D game client
·         Oversee all web application designs, test plans
and rollout strategies.
·         Build game designs and frameworks to facilitate
new kinds of game play
Requirements:
·         BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
experience
·         5+ years experience working on production
high-load web applications
·         Experience with .NET, LAMP, Ruby, or other web
application stack
·         Experienced with SQL, MySQL, Oracle or similar
·         Experienced with Amazon EC2, SimpleDB, or similar
a plus
·         Passion for games
·         Demo examples of your past work a plus

To apply: Please send resumes to jobs@roblox.com and reference 37Signals

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