Product Developer, also known as [PDV], is a rank that replaced the [HPD] (Head of Product Development) role, supposedly so that more people could have the role rather than a single person. This position is for people that improve and create new content for the game (e.g. trains, scenery).

This role is not a managerial position.

They directly report to the Innovations Director and do not have anything to do with the Operational departments.

How to get

There is currently no official way to apply to become a Product Developer [PDV].

Previously PDVs were not recruited publicly however, on the 18th September 2020, BanTech posted a recruitment notice on the Roblox Developer Forum[1] , looking for a new PDV to upgrade trains, and a salary in terms of real money would be offered. In the end, PDV aeroware was hired. Another public recruitment occurred on the 18th April 2021[2], where BanTech again, was looking for a 3D modeller to upgrade trains. The selection process for the applications began on the 28th April.

List of Product Developers

No. Name Status Field of Work Reason for Leaving Date Joined Date Left
1 yrrebRBLX Former PDV Game design and train modelling Stepped down to SG due to time he can spend on the game, and he wanted to do stuff for the community as a whole but not just SCR, plus other reasons ,later left Discord server 14th June 2019 (as HPD) 2nd February 2021
2 OverheadWires Brand design and train modelling Lack of passion and interest. 21st July 2019 30th October 2019[3]
3 Thehazad9 Game design Promoted to RD (later renamed to CD) 26th October 2019 26th June 2020
4 Mattyx2013 Game design and train modelling Lack of motivation and to focus on a future career. 2nd January 2020 6th June 2020[4]
5 OverheadWires Train modelling Stepped down to SG due to lack of time and interest[5], later left Discord server 5th June 2020 12th February 2021
6 aeroware Stepped down to QD to focus on real life, later left group and Discord server 18 September 2020 31 January 2021
7 JiveOff Current PDV Programming N/A 5 October 2020 N/A
8 OriginalArkus 28 November 2020
9 Thehazad9 Game design 23 January 2021
10 MrTransportGuy Train modelling 24 March 2021

Trivia

  • This rank was formerly known as Head of Product Development [HPD].

References

  1. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/closed-hiring-3d-modeler-80-150-model-5hrs-per-week/775207
  2. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/hiring-3d-train-modeler-150-model-min-5h-per-week/1175679
  3. OverheadWires left on the 30th October 2019. He returned to the PDV team on the 5th June 2020.
  4. Mattyx2013 remained in the group and Discord server as Product Developer until June 22nd and is now a signaller in the group and Discord server.
  5. Some unofficial sources suggest that OverheadWires was demoted to SG due to missing deadlines. OverheadWires himself has confirmed it.
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