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 and over 100 million people now play the game every month. Whether you're in Rio, Seoul, or Moscow, you can find an excited and engaged community of League players. Delivering content to a global audience of millions of players whilst also building new games affords Riot's Engineering discipline with a mountain of exciting and technically complex challenges. That's where you come in.

Riot Software Engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work on multiple broader domains. As a Software Engineer, you’ll work with both our technology, creating creative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and to provide player value.

Riot Developer Experience (RDX) within Infrastructure Platform is a team that allows developers around the globe to provide value to players. We build tools and products that automate and work with infrastructure so that developers can hone in on their areas of expertise rather than needing to learn the nuances of infrastructure development. RDX engineers work together in teams and report to an engineering manager who cares deeply about the engineer’s journey at Riot and broader career in gaming and tech. Beyond hard engineering roles, RDX teams are also supported by a set of product and delivery roles. The Edge team focuses on how our services communicate with each other in a secure, fault-tolerant, and efficient way. You will report directly to an Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Create and operate tools and services that help accelerate all of Riot
  • Lead the design and implementation of new software components
  • Find and realize cost-effective solutions in different problem spaces such as application persistence, deployment automation, service discovery, and monitoring
  • Teach, support, and guide other engineers to improve the technical bar and establish lasting mentorship relationships
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing platforms
  • Be on rotational on-call for live product support and operational assessment
  • Provide meaningful code review for other members of the team
  • Produce comprehensive user documentation around your implemented solutions

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Depth of experience with designing, prioritizing and maintaining high-capacity, high-availability, and high-performant software
  • Understand distributed systems, microservices, and software at high scale
  • Deep experience building high-quality software in languages like Go, Java, Python, or Javascript

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in container-based ecosystems and with a container scheduler (e.g. Marathon, Mesos, Kubernetes, GKE, Amazon ECS)
  • Experience with distributed systems, specifically micro services
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, ideally Jenkins
  • Understand networking - HTTP down to the network layer (TCP/IP, routing, etc)
  • Understand relational databases like MySQL
  • Understand software performance and influence latency in online games 

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players and fans, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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).