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.

System and Infrastructure Engineers at Riot help support our global player base by using their expertise to build infrastructure solutions. We're looking for a rare mix of knowledge and hands-on experience with several infrastructure specializations, and depth of expertise in at least two of those areas.

System Engineers want to eliminate the need for human interaction with infrastructure by automating responses to alerting, deployments, and configurations of software, while living in the world of Infrastructure as Code. We're knowledgeable in how and when to use automation frameworks like Python, Terraform, or Ansible, we understand the basic concepts of software programming, and readily use scripting or code to craft simple tools to make it easier for Rioters to ship code!

As a Systems Engineer Intern, you may:

  • Work with development teams to plan infrastructure changes as they release new data systems and features
  • Work with the network operations center and live producers to improve reliability of data products
  • Assist on-call engineers to troubleshoot live issues

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience working with Linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of distributed systems and concurrent programming.
  • Experience with system automation and CI/CD. (AWS, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, and Git.)
  • Experience with overseeing a production system.
  • Familiarity with security, networking, containers best practices.

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot Internships are paid, and we offer relocation and housing support. You can expect fully subsidized meals and the ability to participate in our Play Fund, so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games. The University Programs team also invites you to intern focused events so you can connect with your fellow interns and Rioters to make the most out of your experience.

Applications Close October 31st 11:59pm PT


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).