Staff Software Engineer - VALORANT, Progression
Job Id: REQ-0006700
Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas, but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Software Engineer, you'll also dive into projects that focus on team cohesiveness and cross-team objectives. You'll lead without authority and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.
VALORANT is Riot's take on a character-based tactical shooter (for more info on VALORANT click here!). As a Senior Software Engineer on the VALORANT team you will be responsible for building metagame client features and scalable backend services for progression systems throughout VALORANT. You'll influence the technical direction for how VALORANT services are built, scaled and operated in production, and collaborate with design to build smooth and intuitive player-facing in-game experiences. All the systems you design and build will be "Player Focused", meaning striving for the goal of motivating players to choose to engage with them, rather than feeling pressured to.
You will report to the Engineering Manager of the Progression team.
- Design, build and deliver full-stack, in-game features in VALORANT: from scalable backend services to performant game client and server tech.
- Collaborate closely with the Production, Game Design and UI/UX disciplines
- Support live services for the game (this role involves an on-call commitment)
- 6+ years of experience as a software engineer
- BS degree of equivalent experience
- Experience with C++, C#, Java, Golang, or similar language(s)
- Professional or hobby experience working with cloud computing and cloud technologies
- Professional or hobby experience working with the Unreal Engine, or similar game engine
- Professional or hobby experience with the Go and/or C++ programming languages
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 players' experiences, this could be your role!
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
(Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $170,000 USD - $238,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
(Bellevue only) Base salary range between $170,000 USD - $238,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
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