As a Software program Engineer on the Avatar Market workforce, Justin Park’s work has been essential in bringing layered clothes to the Avatar Store. We sat down with Justin to be taught extra about his position and get a glimpse into the typical day for a Software program Engineer at Roblox.
What does a typical day appear like for you as a Software program Engineer?
I’m the primary (and at present solely) Frontend Internet Engineer for the Avatar Market workforce, which manages all of the person personalization facets of Roblox, together with the Avatar Store, Discovery, and the Avatar Editor. My day-to-day tasks embrace each sustaining our parts of the web site and introducing new user-facing options that the Avatar Market, Search & Discovery, and Financial system groups are engaged on. So, not solely do I work on improvement, however I additionally coordinate with my whole vertical—from my coworkers on the backend to these on Design and Product, amongst others.
What are among the tasks you’ve labored on, and what challenges are you fixing for?
In all probability the biggest venture I’ve labored on thus far was constructing out the online assist wanted for layered clothes. This effort included the whole lot from working with design to improve the person interfaces with new clothes varieties in thoughts to rebuilding essential logic techniques in an effort to assist layered clothes, in addition to introducing a number of quality-of-life enhancements to the online expertise. Working intently with backend engineers, I constructed out a brand new Thumbnail and Attempt On system to view the brand new layered clothes property in your avatar.
Which firm worth do you’re feeling most intently aligned to, and the way does it have an effect on your work?
I really feel most aligned with “Take Duty.” Having joined the workforce as our latest Frontend Internet Engineer, there was a number of studying as we went, and that takes a substantial amount of accountability and initiative. I realized the technical work itself, for certain, however I additionally wanted to steadiness our backlog of options with the wants of different groups steering the possession of the codebase. I used to be only a new grad after I began engaged on – after which began taking up – the Avatar Market Internet codebase, so I wanted to be taught shortly and make choices that have been finest for our customers and the product. I at all times maintain on the entrance of my thoughts that I’m personally answerable for the Avatar Market portion of the web site—and that helps to information me in my work.
What are you most excited for as you proceed your profession at Roblox?
I’m wanting ahead to being a bigger voice within the improvement of the web site and rising as an engineer typically. Certainly one of my objectives when initially on the lookout for a job was to influence the buyer in a tangible means, and being at Roblox has given me loads of alternatives to do this. Seeing how our product grew to become a beacon for our customers after they have been remoted makes me hopeful for a way our platform can proceed to enhance the lives of our customers sooner or later, and I’m excited to be part of it.
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