For over 16 years our team at Roblox has been innovating to solve some of the hardest and most interesting technical challenges as we usher in the metaverse. To do this kind of groundbreaking work, we’ve hired top talent with creative and innovative thinking, and created a culture that seeks to empower engineering and product teams to be responsible, take the long view, and get stuff done – all while respecting our global community of millions of creators. Today we’re thrilled to share that Fast Company has honored our team with a #3 ranking on their annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators.
Maintaining an innovation-first culture that seeks to empower engineering and product teams is one of our core priorities. Our teams are innovating across an ever-expanding range of areas, including virtual economy, AI and machine learning, social graph, physics, audio, infrastructure, databases, microservices, rendering, and more. Two examples of innovations coming from the team in the past year include:
- Layered Clothing, which gave everyone on Roblox complete freedom over what their avatar wears and enabled 360-degree hyperrealism for clothing that’s never been seen before in a virtual environment.
- A Materials upgrade that enhanced the visual quality of our entire existing library of materials to make them look and feel even more realistic than before.
“We hear from candidates that they are drawn to the breadth of technical challenges we are solving here at Roblox, from scaling our infrastructure to working on a state-of-the-art physics and rendering engine to enabling more civil communication in shared online spaces and developing groundbreaking developer, avatar and identity features,” said Dan Sturman, Chief Technology Officer at Roblox. “We also hire people who are genuinely excited about building this new category of human co-experience where so much innovation is happening and is bound to continue over the next decades given the opportunity.” The Best Workplaces for Innovators list honors organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. The list ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, diversity, sustainability, B2B, and consumer products and services. “This year’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to cultivating creativity across the board,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “In the face of powerful headwinds, these leaders and teams continue to spur innovation.”
We’re continuing to hire for hundreds of open roles to usher in the metaverse and look forward to climbing to the top of this list with all of you.