Senior/Principal software Engineer - Vulnerability Research

San Mateo, CA, United States

Engineering

ID: 3547

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Job Description

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.

The Engine Security team focuses on solving complex engineering challenges to protect Roblox Engine from potential malicious users and attackers. As a Software Engineer specializing in Vulnerability Research within the Engine Security team, your role will encompass several key responsibilities:

You Will:

  • Report directly into the Engineering Manager
  • Research and identify dangerous vulnerabilities in Roblox engine software architecture (C++/Lua)
  • Develop new tools to automate vulnerability discovery and configure/utilize existing ones for static code analysis and fuzzing
  • Review code and system designs manually or in a more freestyle approach, using your security knowledge and experience to improve security
  • Communicate, document, prioritize, and actively drive the mitigation of security issues
  • Collaborate with Roblox engineering and information security teams to help mitigate flaws in software and systems
  • Debug security issues
  • Research, design, and apply advanced techniques for building secure systems
  • Contribute to the establishment of a vulnerability management program, the development of secure development guidelines, and the implementation of a security review process

You Have:

  • Threat Modeling: You will actively contribute to threat modeling efforts, enhancing our understanding of potential vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability Research: You will conduct research using security testing tools and a more manual approach
  • Vulnerability Management: You will review on vulnerabilities, prioritize them based on impact and apply mitigation mechanisms to effectively manage them
  • Issue Debugging: You will resolve issues, including engine security bugs reported through our Bug Bounty program

You will have a unique opportunity to work with some of the industry's most security software engineers within our expanding Engine team.

  • Proficiency: You're a software engineer with substantial experience in C++.
  • Security Expertise: You have more than 5 years of in-depth technical knowledge of common security vulnerabilities and risks.
  • Technical Understanding: You have a grasp of C++ memory vulnerabilities, Linux local privilege escalation, and container escapes.
  • Threat awareness: You have expertise in application threat modeling, vulnerability research, risk assessment, and security testing.
  • Mitigation strategies: You are experienced in developing strategies to mitigate software and system vulnerabilities.
  • Engine/platform focus: You are enthusiastic about developing security mechanisms from scratch to protect a game engine or a similar platform, and you are comfortable developing cross-platform code.
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
$283,780$348,220 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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