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ROBLOX is an online world for kids (and adults) who like to build, invent, compete and socialize. The ROBLOX world is built from thousands of physically simulated components that can be put together to make buildings, vehicles, scenery, characters and traps. Users battle, trade creations, or just hang out at each other’s virtual place. ROBLOX is currently in alpha and is receiving rave reviews from hundreds of real players.

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Web Developer

Date Posted: March 24, 2011
Category: Programmer
Employer: Roblox
Type: Full-time
Location: San Mateo
ROBLOX is one of the top kids sites on the internet, with over 4 million unique monthly visitors 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.

Projects you may work on include:

  • Front end, user-facing page development
  • Middleware
  • Working with new technologies relevant to distributed systems
  • Optimizing website performance
  • Expanding our virtual economy
  • Integrating with our 3D game client

  • BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience working on production high-load web applications
  • Experience with .NET, LAMP, Ruby, JSP, or other web application stacks
  • Experience with SQL, MySQL, Oracle or similar
  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, Prototype, or other JavaScript libraries
  • Experience with NoSql technologies such as Memcached, Cassandra, HBase, and CouchDB is a plus
  • Passion for games, toys, and consumer media
Cool to have:

  • Experience at MMO/virtual world company
  • Built your own game
  • Awards for coding/math

Additional reasons to work at ROBLOX include:

  • 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. We are currently responding to 32,000 requests per second and have our scaling sights set on 2X, 5X, and 10X.
  • 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 jobs.roblox.com. H-1B friendly.


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