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About the Riot XP Product Team

The XP team focuses on creating holistic Riot experiences across our entire portfolio starting with gaming but also in film entertainment, sport and music. We partner closely with Riot's leaders to identify Riot's major priorities and opportunities for key moments to delight players. We craft strategy and align around a unified vision of tomorrow's intended player experience. We are a collaborative learning-based, innovation seeking organization that strives to impact players of our games all around the world.

Role Summary

In this role, you will report into the Director of Product for the Riot XP Team and focus on developing the vision and strategy for the major player experiences of tomorrow in partnership with Riot's leaders. In these experiences, referred to as major programs, you will lead a team of Rioters from all over our company and all over the world to create large-scale, deeply impactful moments that drive powerful outcomes for players and the gaming landscape. You are a communicator and collaborator, able to crystallize XP's vision for other Riot product teams, external partners, marketing teams, and others. You show what's possible when Riot products align. Aside from your personal technical skillset, you share a skillset with the rest of the organization, which is to enhance and co-create with other key leaders who bring diverse perspectives. This role's daily responsibility is to be mission-oriented and someone able to hold a vision and build confidence with your teams and stakeholders. Your teams will come from within XP but also be created from the various pillars of Riot Games; in spite of their origin you are able to give them shared purpose, identity and forward momentum. The Riot Experience Program Lead is also able to implement major Riot programs into your own strategy, taking into account business priorities and intended outcomes and finding the means to accomplish them through your work. In your work's results you are able to observe the outcomes defined in your strategy. From there, you work collaboratively with leaders to learn from mistakes and develop takeaways for Riot..

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the strategic approach for one or more of Riot's major programs
  • Develop the vision of the holistic player experience of a major Riot program
  • Be accountable for the project outcomes, such as impact and returns to the business as well as developing key insights
  • Be accountable for the strategies developed by teammates from your vision inclusive of commercial, content, and marketing
  • Be accountable for the design the holistic player experience
  • Inspire and lead cross-company teams to develop holistic player experience with a focus on games
  • Manage project stakeholders such as team investors, leaders of product teams, and heads of regions to understand decisions, project goals and key milestones
  • Work with XP delivery leadership and program managers to implement major program with leaders across the company
  • In partnership with the producer and program manager, oversee the project budget
  • Be accountable for scoping of your ideas before and during production
  • Seek and incorporate feedback such as product and IP subject matter expertise

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years as a product manager, program leader or team leader
  • Experience shepherding cross-product products (working cross functionally in collaboration with other teams)
  • Strong product strategy skills
  • Experience developing and implementing vision globally
  • Experience working with and leading global teams
  • Experience impacting consumers and changing behaviors and beliefs
  • Experience building agreement in nebulous environments
  • Ability to identify risks and mitigation strategies
  • Demonstrated empathy for fans of a variety of forms of entertainment
  • Ability to work with other disciplines (insights, operations, marketers, creatives)

Desired Qualifications:

  • High sense of empathy and understanding of others viewpoints
  • Working knowledge of, or familiarity with forms of product design
  • Empathy and understanding of gaming culture
  • Experience leading with influence
  • Experience building products and/or experiences start to finish
  • Exposure to a variety of models of creative development

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.