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. 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 engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Senior Software Engineer, 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.

As a Senior Software Engineer on a new team within the Core Infrastructure Team (CIT), you'll work with various technologies that challenge not only Riot but the industry as a whole. Our team's goal is to provide, support, and maintain critical identity/core services for developers. Your role would include creating solutions that allow developers to use our infrastructure easily. You will guide efforts involving constructing a global ecosystem to design, build, and ship products safely, quickly, and sustainably. You'll also help develop the infrastructure, services, and tools that'll empower all of Riot Engineering to "level up." Additionally, as a Senior Software Engineer, you will also be responsible for providing mentorship and technical guidance to more junior-level engineers. 

This position reports to the Engineering Leader for Riot's Core Infrastructure Team.

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of professional experience
  • Consistent track record of shipping and live supporting a product
  • Expert in at least one of the following languages: Java, Python, Go
  • Strong DevOps focus (Cloud & OnPrem) and experience building and deploying infrastructure using technology such as ansible, chef, puppet, etc.
  • Experience with AWS (or comparable cloud environments)
  • Fluent with design patterns, test-driven development, and automated testing frameworks
  • Proficient with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Experience delivering on multiple contending priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with AWS (or comparable cloud environments)
  • Expertise in defining and delivering complex technical solutions to technical customers/users.

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).