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Senior Engineering Manager, Avatar Movement

Company: Roblox
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 20, 2023

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 an Senior Engineering Manager for Avatar Movement you'll work in our Game Engine group to bring avatars to life through natural movement that reacts to the environment and integrates with Roblox's unique physics engine. You will lead the team that reimagines what animation means on Roblox from the ground up.You are:Innovative: You are up-to-date with the state of art in game animation and you are eager to prioritize high-impact projects that leapfrog state-of-the-art while delivering incremental value to our community. You have a track record of finding creative solutions to difficult problems in the gaming, entertainment, or content creation industry.Experienced: 10+ years of management experience, solid background in growing engineers and managers, and a track record of hiring exceptional engineers. You have a BS in Computer Science (or a related field). You know C++ and modern software development principles, tools, and practices.Domain Expert: You are a domain expert in either animation or behavior systems (both are highly appreciated). A background in Robotics and/or Machine Learning is a big plus.Collaborative: You foster a collaborative environment and lean heavily into teamwork to define the vision and bring innovation to our community. You give engineers and teams autonomy while addressing conflicts and keeping them aligned with group goals.Frameworks and Process Driven: You know how to build consistent success using frameworks / processes to help teams become efficient and successful. You have experience successfully leading long-lasting change toward achieving long-term vision.You Will:Lead and grow the Avatar Movement team, inspiring them to build industry-leading innovation that affect millions of people.Effectively evaluate challenges and makes tough decisions regarding technology and business that align with Roblox Values.Drive teams to work from first principles to find the best solution, and avoid getting pigeonholed by constraints.Work with leadership and product to set vision and strategy.Mentor senior engineers and managers to grow the scope and impact of your team over time.Collaborate with a wide range of teams (both inside and outside our Engine organization) to solve hard problems with company-wide impact.Work closely with engineering leadership across Roblox to live out our company values and vision.What you'll need to succeed at Roblox:10+ years of management experience leading managers and multiple teamsDomain expertise in character animation (realtime in-engine preferably) or behavior systems (Game-AI)Strong people management skillsDeep technical expertiseInnovative mindset -- invent the future, not tweak results from the pastStrategy and frameworks thinkingFor 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$331,640-$383,910 USDYou'll Love: Industry-leading compensation packageExcellent medical, dental, and vision coverageA rewarding 401k programFlexible vacation policyRoflex - Flexible and supportive work policy Roblox Admin badge for your avatarAt Roblox HQ: Free catered lunches five times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacksOnsite fitness center and fitness program creditAnnual CalTrain Go PassRoblox 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.

Keywords: Roblox, San Mateo , Senior Engineering Manager, Avatar Movement, Executive , San Mateo, California

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