Senior Software Engineer - Content Safety

| San Mateo, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 218,540-283,780 Annually
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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.

WHY SAFETY?

At Roblox, we aim to connect a billion people with optimism and civility, and the Safety organization's mission is to become the leader in civil immersive online communities. We systematically detect, remove, and prevent problematic content and behavior, and we make Roblox accounts secure and free from compromise. We cover a broad area of the tech spectrum, including machine learning, classifiers for 3D models, experimentation, automation, detection workflows, and AI-powered text filters. Aligned and partnering with product teams, we use this tool belt to discover new opportunities, influence and shape the product roadmap and prioritization, build safety products, and measure the impact on our community of users and developers. In doing so, we keep Roblox safe, civil, and inclusive.

WHY CONTENT SAFETY?

Safety and Civility is Roblox's #1 priority and our mission is to protect our community. As a Senior Software Engineer on Content Safety, you'll build systems to ensure that user-generated content across Roblox is safe and civil, including images, experiences, and much more. You'll work on some of the most challenging problems we face, such as identifying misleading 3D experiences and exploitative 3D models, and build systems evaluating hundreds of millions of content per week. You will report to an engineering leader on our Content Safety Team.

You Will:

  • Build high-scale systems to detect and address problematic content on Roblox.
  • Develop new detection approaches in a rapidly evolving landscape. Build backend pipelines for new detection signals and make ML model improvements, working closely with ML engineers on the team.
  • Take a data-driven approach to assess gaps in our detection systems. Think creatively, strategically, and adversarially to identify opportunities and implement them.
  • Help define the team's roadmap and technical foundations towards keeping users on Roblox safe
  • Partner with Moderation Operations, PM, Data, and stakeholders across Roblox.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • 5+ years of experience building and shipping large-scale services to production
  • 5+ years of experience working on multi-person codebases, including open-source or personal projects
  • Passion for delivering products end-to-end, from ideation through implementation, while being empathetic with cross-functional stakeholders.

You Are:

  • Versatile: You are comfortable with several languages and technologies already; you are adaptable in any situation. You are resourceful, and take a creative and strategic approach to solving hard problems.
  • Analytical: Excited to investigate large, ambiguous problems, and quantify the problems and the solutions.
  • User Oriented: You always start with the needs of the user, whether they are Roblox users or internal engineers before architecting a solution.
  • Team Oriented: You lift up your peers and find ways to make the team stronger. You foster a culture of technical excellence.

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

$218,540$283,780 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • Google SlidesManagement
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Location

2850 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

An Insider's view of Roblox

What projects are you most excited about?

Every improvement made can make a difference in the way users interact. It's exciting to see our projects come to fruition.

Denise

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Roblox is attracting top technical talent with our investment in innovation, strong business growth, and the long-term vision of ushering in the metaverse.

Daniel

Chief Technology Officer

What does your typical day look like?

I love working on features that help our community build awesome experiences.

Andrea

Accessibility Lead

What are Roblox Perks + Benefits

Roblox Benefits Overview

One of our top priorities is the health and well-being of our employees and their families. We offer a robust and comprehensive program with lots of variety to best meet each team members’ needs.

Excellent medical, dental & vision benefits
Rewarding 401(k) program
Flexible vacation policy
Life insurance & disability benefits
Daily lunch & fully stocked kitchens w/ unlimited snacks
Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
Commuter benefits

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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