Working at Roblox: Meet Shweta Sharma
Shweta Sharma is a Senior Software program Engineer who’s working exhausting to construct a strong and vibrant economic system on Roblox. Right here, she discusses what she loves most about her function and the impression she’s making for our international neighborhood.
Describe your function right here at Roblox.
I work on the Economic system staff, dealing particularly with Funds and Fraud. The Economic system staff handles any transactions (actual cash and digital forex) that happen on Roblox. We’re additionally accountable for fraud prevention, buying and selling, subscriptions, developer monetization (via Premium Payouts and our Developer Alternate program), and advertisements.
What is likely one of the most attention-grabbing points of working in your staff at Roblox?
Having an economic system is a vital a part of constructing the metaverse. On the Economic system staff, we’re engaged on some actually enjoyable methods to create worth for our creator neighborhood, which in flip will increase engagement on the platform. With incentives like Premium Payouts, builders are in a position to create higher experiences for customers whereas additionally constructing a sustainable enterprise for themselves! It’s been actually superior to see builders who don’t monetize their experiences earn cash based mostly on their person engagement.
As we proceed increasing globally, it’s additionally been attention-grabbing to see the completely different cost legal guidelines and habits of various nations. We’re continuously working to create options to combine native cost suppliers in a seamless manner.
How is your expertise on the Economic system staff at Roblox completely different from different roles you’ve had?
There are some things that stand out from different roles that I’ve had prior to now. One in every of them is the long-term imaginative and prescient for the corporate. Since I began, the corporate has grown rather a lot—and as an engineer, so have I. The quantity of studying I’ve carried out in my 2.5 years at Roblox is 10x in comparison with different roles. That is primarily as a result of we’re in such an progressive house and we’re pioneering loads of the applied sciences that make up the metaverse. Not solely that, however the firm’s imaginative and prescient has continued to develop as we add extra progressive options and parts to the platform. It’s all the time nice to be at an organization that isn’t in upkeep mode however is repeatedly innovating new options.
The second is the extent of transparency from the leaders. This enables workers to really feel a higher sense of possession within the firm. The weekly city halls and AMAs (ask me something) with the CEO are nice methods to really feel related and ask questions on selections made by our leaders.
What’s one factor you’re keen on concerning the tradition at Roblox?
The tradition at Roblox may be very pleasant and useful. Throughout my first few weeks, folks from throughout completely different groups have been all the time keen to assist me after I requested questions. This was actually nice to see as a result of it reveals how a lot everybody cares concerning the firm as an entire. On an analogous word, everyone seems to be eager on attending to know everybody—even when their work performance doesn’t overlap. After we weren’t working from house, a bunch of us from throughout completely different groups would have lunch collectively and play board video games. And whereas working from house, it’s all the time nice to see such constructive feedback and reactions from everybody within the #townhall channel on Slack too!
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