ROBLOX: Gaming Tools Engineer – ROBLOX – Leading Online Game Developer

Posted by | April 2, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Mateo, CA


ROBLOX is one of the top ranked kids gaming sites on the
Internet, with over 4 million unique monthly users spending 20+ minutes per
session! We are a massively multi-player online game that uses physics to
simulate the real world. Everything in ROBLOX is user created, which makes us
unique among leading online and social gaming sites. At ROBLOX we find the
brightest, most talented people in the industry and create positions around
them. We are backed by two of the best VC’s you could find, Altos Ventures and
First Round Capital. Our business model is proven and we are generating growing
cash flow from subscriptions, virtual currency, ROBLOX cards (Gamestop, etc.),
and advertising. 
As a gaming tools engineer, you will help drive company
growth by building tools that improve the quality and efficiency of our game
development pipeline. You will build automation tools to support continuous
integration to our many test sites. You will be involved in all stages of
development, from building test servers, to deploying code, to testing and
validating releases. You will work with multiple operating systems, and with
both traditional and emerging technologies. And, you will be surrounded by
smart, fun, and collaborative people.
We are looking for talented engineers who thrive in a
dynamic and fast-paced environment.
• Ensure the uptime and freshness of our test
• Manage the replication of our site (application
+ data) to multiple test and recovery sites
• Improve and grow our automation tools to reduce
provisioning times and errors
• Help manage the provisioning and maintenance of
all servers
• Respond to site emergencies with other team
• BS in Computer Science or related field
• Experience configuring servers, with a plus for
automated configuration
• Experience with scripting languages, especially
for automation and configuration
• Experience with continuous integration tools a big
• Familiarity with equipment monitoring
applications, such as Nagios, SiteScope, or splunk
• Absolute dedication to reproducible, consistent
configuration – you hate “special cases”
• System debugging and problem solving expertise
Additional reasons to work at ROBLOX include:
· Team. You will work with the best and brightest
– people who are fun, smart, and generous.
· Fun and Creative freedom. Your creativity will
be rewarded with fast release cycles and adoring praise from our users.
· Cutting Edge Technology. Our platform is a
distributed physics environment running in a custom game cloud, integrated with
a highly scalable web site.
· Location. Our San Mateo office is perfect for
travel to and from San Francisco and Silicon Valley via car or Caltrain.
Check us out at H-1B friendly.

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