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Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader 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 a team of engineers, overseeing their performance and trying to find stretch opportunities for their growth while maintaining a focus on results.

As a Senior Manager, Software Engineering on the TeamFight Tactics Team, you will collaborate with a multidisciplinary leadership team to lead a passionate team of developers in the delivery of new features and content for Teamfight Tactics and our players. Teamfight Tactics is a multi-platform game; supporting PC, Android and iOS; so cross-platform experience would be beneficial.  You will report to the Senior Director, Software Engineering.


  • Create an engineering strategy and technical roadmap with an understanding of our audience and product goals
  • Partner with product and delivery as they define product features and product roadmap
  • Collaborate in technical/architectural discussions, provide direction and drive decision-making
  • Drive the planning and execution of engineering work including requirements gathering, technical discovery, technical design, and work breakdown and estimation.
  • Directly accountable for the technical success of the team including ownership of our systems and services operating well and in a cost-effective manner in live environments
  • Identify, interview, and hire software engineers to help teams scale.
  • Support engineers with performance management, and career management and development including stretch opportunities for them to grow
  • Create a culture of leadership across engineering by seeking different perspectives at all levels to solve problems and contribute ideas 

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience as a software engineer 
  • 2+ years of mobile game development experience; unreal/unity experience preferred
  • 4+ years in a leadership position, working directly on the production of a game as an Engineering Manager or Technical Lead
  • Experience leading team through feature development (planning, execution, delivery, post-release support)
  • Experience building reliable, scalable, and maintainable software systems.
  • Experience with software development, including shipping one or more products on large code bases that span a range of platforms and tools.
  • Experience collaborating across departments to create solutions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience building out a new team from scratch
  • Experience managing co-development or outsourcing relationships
  • Familiarity with Teamfight Tactics

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


  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $218,300.00 - $304,300.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
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).