Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Players are the foundation of our community and it’s for them we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 23 offices worldwide. That's where you come in.

Riot engineers hold deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also relish the opportunity to work with different, new and applicable technology. At the most fundamental level, their goal is to deliver value to players. Working as a Senior Software Engineer at Riot is all about using whatever tools or technology you can in order to make fun and exciting experiences for our audience.

Product Riot Engineering (PRE) focuses on building and running software and tools all aimed to make Riot an awesome place to work. As Riot continues to grow in employees, offices, and games in production. We work to ensure that Riots technology matches an increasingly complex ecosystem. From operating and customizing tools like JIRA and Slack to building custom solutions for internal search, PRE exists to insure everything works and if anything is getting better over time.


  • Ensuring core internal business operations are stabilized, matured and integrated across teams and systems.
  • Work with relevant Product Owners to understand user stories
  • Write RFCs to get feedback on technical designs and ultimately generate shared standards of practice
  • Serve as a technical lead to a team to insure that code being delivered hits a high standard for quality and is performing as expected
  • Work with other senior members of the team to understand Riot’s current and future state needs for internal data pipelines and data streaming
  • Estimate time required to complete user stories in a backlog
  • Answer on-call pages and triage live issues as necessary
  • Mentor junior engineers and share knowledge with the rest of the Engineering community at Riot
  • Recruit and interview high quality engineers

Applicable Technologies:

  • Java, Spring
  • Postgres
  • Enterprise bus (RabbitMQ, MSMQ, WebSphere,
  • Kafka
  • AWS (ECS, RDS, S3, EC2, SQS, SNS, Lambda)
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • Chef

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).