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Senior Research Scientist

  • Full Time
  • San Mateo
  • Posted 1 month ago

Job description

  • Company Overview: Roblox is at the forefront of creating immersive digital experiences, allowing millions of users daily to explore, create, play, learn, and connect in 3D environments. Our tools and platforms are designed to empower our community to bring any imaginable experience to life. With a vision to redefine how people come together globally on any device, Roblox aims to connect a billion people with optimism and civility.


  • Company Culture: A career at Roblox means engaging with a mission to shape the future of human interactions through innovative and safer shared experiences. Our team of 2000 employees and 25 researchers strives for constant innovation to support a vast amount of content and a large player community, offering a unique blend of a great work environment where individual contributions have a significant impact.
  • Work Opportunities: Roblox provides the chance to build cutting-edge social, 3D, and distributed computing interfaces within our world-class fundamental research lab. Our San Mateo, CA headquarters supports flexible work setups including in-office and remote options, fostering a balance of collaborative and independent work.
  • Role Overview: We are looking for experts in Distributed Systems, Content Creation, and Voice and Natural Language Processing. These roles are critical in scaling real-time interactive experiences, enhancing content creation tools, and improving communication technologies across our platform.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with engineers to identify and develop new research directions with a 3-5 year outlook.
    • Address fundamental technical challenges that align with Roblox’s strategic goals.
    • Engage in mentoring relationships, guiding both graduate interns and junior scientists.
    • Establish partnerships with leading academic institutions and contribute to the community through data collection, research, and publication.
  • Desired Experience:
    • Hold a Ph.D. or possess equivalent research experience in a relevant field.
    • Experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
    • A track record of identifying and framing new research challenges.
    • Regular contributions to top-tier peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Additional Skills: Candidates should be recognized experts in their field, proficient in C++ and Python, and familiar with several domain-relevant libraries. They should be able to collaborate effectively in both academic and industry settings.


  • Application Note: We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. Roblox is committed to building a team that reflects our global user base, valuing creativity, enthusiasm, and a collaborative approach.


  • Compensation: Roblox offers a competitive salary ranging from $302,840 to $382,320 annually, based on job-related factors such as experience and market demand. This role includes equity compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits cover health, dental, and vision insurance, a rewarding 401k program, and a flexible vacation policy.


Job overview​

Data posted

1 month ago


San Mateo



Employment Type

Full Time

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