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Riot Engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Software Engineer III, you’ll also dive into projects that focus on team cohesiveness and cross-team objectives. You’ll lead without authority and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.

Project L is Riot's League-IP take on a competitive fighting game. As a Staff Software Engineer focused on console development with R&D, you will use your understanding of the entire software development lifecycle, while helping us prepare and deliver our game to consoles. You will work with state-of-the-art technology, and explore new solutions to surprise and delight our players. As we grow, you will lead a team of engineers in the technical direction, implementation of the product, and their professional development. You will report to the engineering manager of the project.


  • Work with technology and product leadership to develop our console development strategy
  • As we grow, lead a team of engineers dedicated to building, optimizing and maintaining our game on consoles
  • Participate in and guide technical design and implementation
  • Contribute substantially to the codebase
  • Oversee the quality and maintainability of your code
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Work with cross-disciplinary teams

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of game development experience, having shipped at least one multiplatform game
  • Experience with console platform integration
  • Excellent knowledge of common game and software design patterns
  • Strong ability to collaborate with teammates across multiple initiatives and disciplines
  • Product sense and player empathy in making tech decisions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience shipping Unreal Engine games to console
  • Experience shipping multigenerational console titles
  • Affinity for the fighting game genre
  • Familiarity with console-specific build pipelines
  • Deep knowledge of modern C++ and optimization techniques

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

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