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Riot's People team exists to help Riot make better decisions around its talent. We bring our expertise to all of those typical HR activities such as hiring, on-boarding, training and development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, benefits, perks, compensation, workplace experience, labor relations, and offboarding so that all Rioters can flourish.

As an Instructional Designer, reporting to the L&D Manager, you will help understand learning needs at Riot to design and implement different learning solutions across multiple media. You will promote learning effectiveness for one or more major programs (e.g. Performance Management, Feedback, Manager Development). You will partner with program managers and craft SMEs to translate Riot needs into pragmatic learning solutions that achieve our goals. You will be a craft mentor to other members on the L&D team.


  • Design learning experiences at high proficiency in several modalities (classroom, virtual, eLearning, and MOOCs) that address skill and knowledge gaps, and reflect learning theory and a variety of techniques/approaches to ensure the quality of instruction; connect learning programs to individual or team performance
  • Work with experts within People and across departments to design classroom learning experiences and self-directed resources
  • Present and facilitate difficult classroom experiences, with challenging content; unify and focus a room to gain support and agreement on contentious subjects while keeping participants engaged and supported
  • Partner with People Insights to develop measurements
  • Mentor and advise other L&D professionals inside of Riot on the craft; stay up-to-speed on latest industry-wide thinking around the L&D craft, and know when and where new ideas will be successful at Riot
  • Analyze the effectiveness of current L&D processes, and draw meaningful conclusions about successes and areas of improvement to apply going forward
  • Ensure Riot talent systems (e.g. Workday Talent module, LMS) are configured to support L&D programs; explain requirements to HR Systems team and support testing

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of learning and development experience (leadership development, facilitation, design, program management, and evaluation)
  • University degree (BA/BS) required
  • Appropriate balance of expertise and practicality of how to apply theory in a business environment
  • Experience partnering cross-functionally and globally
  • Experience juggling multiple work streams while achieving great results
  • Experience summarizing and presenting complex insights/recommendations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a similar role at a fast-growing tech company or other similar company
  • Graduate degree in instructional design, education, I/O psychology
  • Graphic Design skills

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on 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 has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

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.