Posted Feb 6

Roblox is hiring a
Research Scientist - PhD New Graduate 2024

San Mateo, CA, United States

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.

About the role:

Roblox Research presents a tremendous international laboratory for experiments at scale with users, data, client devices, and servers. We're looking for experts to focus on the following areas:

  • Distributed Systems: Focus on scaling real-time interactive experiences to tens of thousands of players in the same fully-simulated environment
  • Content Creation: Focus on 3D graphics and geometry synthesis and processing, animation and physical simulation, emphasis on AI gen and machine learning with applications on geometry, procedural generation and code synthesis and editing, including performance and related topics

You Have:

  • Pursuing or recently completed a PhD or equivalent in computer science, engineering, or related field with thesis aligned to Roblox research areas
  • Published and presented multiple peer-reviewed articles in top-tier venues
  • Excellent coding skills, and preferably experience with building large-scale systems

You Will:

  • Work closely with researchers and engineers to research and develop improvements to push our technology forward
  • Establish collaborations and perform research with leading faculty around the world
  • Perform hands-on research, including programming for experiments and prototypes
  • Publish and present research findings in top-tier peer-reviewed venues
  • Transfer technology into the product by shepherding it through engineering
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
$254,270$254,270 USD

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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