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Developer Connections ensures that developers are free to innovate for players while not reinventing the wheel.  It does this by building Riot-wide technologies and standards that optimize the entire software development lifecycle.  We take poorly owned spaces and turn them into first class offerings.  We work alongside engineers, artists, producers, security, and publishers to understand their day-to-day challenges and craft solutions to make their lives better in ways both big and small.

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to contribute to DevCon’s efforts:

  • As a Senior Software Engineer you will be deeply challenged to learn a large breadth of architecture at Riot.
  • You will be supporting other teams who use our services, ensuring they have all the tools they need to develop and deliver games.
  • Design, develop and deployment of new and upgraded services for DevCon and the rest of Riot.

In this role, you will work with your fellow engineers and product leaders to assess the technical needs of Riot’s game and technology teams and help deliver a solution to those needs.  Your work will help the quality and delivery of Riot’s products for players all across the world.


  • Maintain and evolve Riot’s technical understanding of its multifaceted technical architectures
  • Ensure Riot central technology teams have the necessary vision into how our live services are performing
  • Establish meaningful, long lived, standards across multiple technical stacks
  • Provide emergent, critical support and maintenance to existing platforms
  • Provide meaningful code review for other members of the team
  • Produce comprehensive user documentation around your implemented solutions

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience with designing, prioritizing and maintaining high-capacity, high-availability, and high-performant software, especially back-end services
  • Demonstrated 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 API design, preferably using REST
  • Understand relational databases like MySQL

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience building high-quality software in languages like Go, Java, Python, or Javascript
  • Understand software performance and influence latency in online games 
  • Experience with AWS (or comparable cloud environments)

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes 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 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.

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).