Director of Engineering - Marketplace Shopping and Expression

San Mateo, CA, United States


ID: 4019

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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 Marketplace Shopping and Expression team at Roblox is dedicated and responsible for building the future of virtual item commerce on our platform. This team builds the systems that enable users to discover the right products and services, at the right time, to create Avatars they love.

With millions of items available in the marketplace and a fast growing user base, there is a wide range of engineering and product challenges under the Marketplace ecosystem. Plenty of opportunities to design scalable, reliable, publicly facing systems and building complex features from scratch.

Millions of users visit Marketplace everyday, interacting with Shopping and Expression surface areas, making this one of the most visible teams at Roblox, with major innovations on the horizon.

You will Manage a team of Software Engineers and report directly to our Director of Engineering.

You will:

  • Contribute to building the vision and strategy of Roblox's global economy
  • Grow and cultivate and impactful team by hiring, mentoring, and growing talented engineers while identifying and promoting effective engineering practices
  • Be a key member of the leadership team - influencing the direction and priorities of your teams and the broader Marketplace/Economy organization.
  • Drive ownership of product roadmaps, projects, problems, and outcomes throughout their entire life cycles
  • Participate technically through coaching, code review, technical review, and architectural guidance
  • Drive broad cross-company projects to improve engineering productivity and efficiency and help shape the direction and priorities of the Economy organization

You Have:

  • A track record of leading product engineering teams focused on building user facing products that improve experience and drives impact
  • Passion for building products for users that improve quality and experience for users while incorporating excellent engineering practices
  • Experience includes 10+ years managing a team of Software Engineers and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar technical field


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
$383,910$440,190 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. Roblox also provides reasonable accommodations for all candidates during the interview process.

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