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Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work across multiple domains. As Engineering Managers, we gain organizational alignment by building a strong engineering vision and offering creative solutions to organizational design. We also serve as mentors for engineers, guiding their performance and finding growth opportunities delivering compelling gameplay player experiences.

As a Manager, Software Engineering on the League of Legends Summoners Rift team you will work with a multidisciplinary leadership team and lead engineers to collaboratively solve gameplay problems with a multidisciplinary team. The play appreciation of our game depends on our ability to keep the game fresh, engaging, and fair for new and seasoned players. You will manage engineers who specialize in the league gameplay tech. You will work with leaders to refine the team's long-term vision, and the organizational plan to support it. You will report to the Gameplay Initiative's Director of Engineering in our office in Los Angeles.


  • Manage and socialize an engineering vision for the team
  • Work with team leaders to create a organization and staffing plan that supports product goals
  • Interview and hire new engineers
  • Support the engineers with your own deep engineering expertise
  • Support engineers' careers through mentorship and identifying growth opportunities
  • Manage a team's health and performance from a place of empathy
  • Implement gameplay features in the League of Legends game using C++, content tools, and game scripting

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience building and operating software at scale as a Software Engineer
  • 1+ years of experience in a team leadership role, either as a manager or technical lead
  • Experience in Agile processes and continuous delivery
  • Experience mentoring junior and senior engineers
  • Experience delivering features on in collaboration with designers or artists

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Unreal, Unity, or gameplay engineering using C++
  • Experience working in live game-as-a-service production environments
  • Experience managing software engineers
  • Experience growing careers with software engineers
  • Experience interviewing and evaluating engineering candidates

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your 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 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 (LAMC 189.00).