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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 Staff Software Engineers, we work with both new and current technologies to create innovative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and to deliver player value.

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Teamfight Tactics Team, you will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to identify performance issues and potential gains with low-level engine systems and rendering technologies for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. This will be in addition to working with a cross-discipline team on the development of new game features and systems. Teamfight Tactics is a multi-platform game; supporting PC, Android and iOS; so cross-platform experience would be beneficial. You will report into the Teamfight Tactics Engineering Manager.


  • Identify, prioritize, and implement new game systems and engine features, as well as performance improvements to existing game engine and rendering features
  • Collaborate with discipline leads to develop long-term vision and strategies that improve workflows while supporting in-game performance goals
  • Reduce ambiguity in a problem space through technical discovery and prototyping
  • Lead architecture requirements, design, and implementation for relevant systems
  • Form relationships with content creators
  • Influence software engineering best practices within the team, including design reviews, coding standards, code reviews, tools improvements, source control management, and test/build/deploy processes
  • Develop sustainable solutions, improving the engine and leaving it better than you found it

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years game industry or relevant engineering experience
  • Expertise in C++
  • Expertise in game rendering and engine performance profiling
  • Collaborative mindset and experience working with others disciplines
  • Familiarity with iterative development methodologies like Scrum, Agile or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with game engine tools, workflows and content pipelines

Desired Qualifications:

  • Mobile or multi-platform performance profiling a bonus

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.


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