Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Software Engineer Intern, you’ll be exposed to both new and current technology while building innovative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and deliver player value.

Applying to this role will provide eligibility for all software engineering roles open across our products. We will do our best to match you with a product and team that fits your interests and experience, but note that it also depends on availability. 

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with other developers to create player-facing features for League, Legends of Runeterra, or VALORANT
  • Build back-end services to allow our games to take advantage of shared social, client and platform features
  • Write code to handle processing real time data of our various game teams
  • Learn to operate services on a global scale for millions of players 
  • Build and maintain SDKs and APIs that are used by internal game customers to power their games

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university 
  • Available to work full-time hours for 10-12 week at our Santa Monica Headquarters (subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Coding experience with an object-oriented programming (OOP) language i.e. Java, C++

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Familiarity with software development best practices like unit testing, functional testing, integration testing, CI/CD

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

Our Perks:

Riot Internships are paid, and we offer relocation and housing support. You can expect 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

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