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Riot Developer Experience (RDX) enables developers around the globe to provide value to players. We accelerate game teams all across Riot in how they develop, deploy, and operate their backend microservices at scale - globally.

RDX engineers work together in high performing 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. 

As a Staff Software Engineer on the RDX Frameworks and Foundations team, you'll build products and services that unlock the ability for Riot developers to rapidly build foundations for new services and player experience.  You’ll partner closely with service and game teams to build service foundations used across products like League of Legends, VALORANT, and more. 


  • Create and operate tools and services that help accelerate all of Riot
  • Design and implement new software components
  • 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 or relevant professional experience
  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience developing and maintaining high-capacity, high-availability, and high-performant software
  • Understand distributed systems, microservices, and software at high scale
  • Experience building high-quality software in languages like Go, Java, Python, or Javascript
  • Mentors more junior engineers through code reviews and pair programming

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • Experience working in container-based ecosystems and with a container scheduler (e.g. Marathon, Mesos, Kubernetes, GKE, Amazon ECS)
  • Experience with distributed systems, specifically microservices
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, ideally Jenkins
  • Understand networking - HTTP down to the network layer (TCP/IP, routing, etc)
  • Experience with API design, preferably using REST
  • Experience with Game Service Engineering

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).