Principal Technical Program Manager, Engine

San Mateo, CA, United States

Engineering

ID: 3578

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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.

As a Technical Program Manager for the Roblox Engine team, you will make a huge impact by driving our engineering efforts to build and ship technical solutions to enable great user and creator experiences. Specifically, you will build cross-functional technical programs for technology build, rollout, expansion, adoption, and communication. This is a unique opportunity to be an early member of our team and help define what a great Technical Program Manager can be.

You will:

  • Manage Engine programs end-to-end, building strong alignment between program goals and our long-term vision
  • Work with Engineering and PM leads to define workflows and scopes of work, milestones and plans of execution in standard documents
  • Contribute to holistic program direction. Identify gaps in the strategy, definition and execution of the end-to-end projects and develop plans for improvements
  • Enable engineering teams to focus on priorities and reliably manage all project phases
  • Establish and maintain effective cross-functional communication and collaboration
  • Drive the build, release, expansion, and adoption of technologies. Build the task force to automate manual efforts
  • Constantly communicate the health of program/projects, risks and implications to timelines with technical and product leads, and stakeholders
  • You will report to the Director of TPM

You have:

  • Domain expertise in system or software engineering at scale
  • Capability of establishing working relationships across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Extensive experience in driving the build of large-scale systems, and experience working on multiple stacks
  • 4+ years of experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams
  • 4+ years of experience with providing end to end technical programs through road-mapping and reliable execution
  • Experience with identifying important technical problems and opportunities

You are:

  • A technical leader with domain expertise in software engineering or system engineering
  • A data-driven strategic thinker who is capable of conveying ideas through detailed specs
  • Able to turn specific solutions into systems that benefit larger communities in the long run
  • Knowledgeable about user needs, scoping, planning, execution, and delivery
  • Flexible around process, using process as a tool when it makes sense for a team
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
$249,140$317,500 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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