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Riot’s mission is to put players at the center of everything we do.  We do this by continuing to evolve and deliver new experiences to players with games like Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, and League of Legends. Riot is also expanding into the world of music/multimedia with the release of our animated series Arcane and music from KDA and True Damage.  In short - it’s an exciting time to be a Rioter.

As a Senior Manager, Game Production on the Teamfight Tactics, Tech R&D team, you will help TFT explore and prototype fundamental evolutions in our engine technology, with a strong focus on deliberate execution.  You will report to TFT’s Operations Director, and will partner with the Sr. Product Lead to lead development efforts on this project.  You will be the custodian of strong delivery processes for the entire initiative, including building out the teams and how they work from one small initial team, into a full production organization.  You will instill confidence in stakeholders and the core development team as you track progress, deliver content/features, and organize priorities and goals. You will partner across disciplines to solve technical and experiential challenges, and to ensure the biggest risks and questions are brought to ground.


  • Directly hire, manage, and grow team level producers’ for craft and capabilities
  • Create and drive multi-team work systems and support project wide efforts, including dependency management with multiple partner organizations across Riot involved in TFT development.
  • Drive the creation of product and feature roadmaps in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, partner development organizations, and TFT leadership.  Establish delivery schedules and roadmaps including release plans, milestone / phase definitions, and sprint goals.
  • Create clarity and drive accuracy around the current and future status of the project, reflecting reality to the team and stakeholders in an actionable way
  • Drive strategic work alignment between discipline and project objectives
  • Create a staffing plan for each phase of the project, communicating and negotiating staffing needs as they arise
  • Proactively identify issues standing in the way of success (people, product, process),  provide strategies for tackling them, own their resolution and evaluate results 
  • Ensure psychological safety, healthy feedback culture, and conflict management within and between teams on your Initiative
  • Iterate on the production processes to continuously improve our velocity, collaboration, and visibility

Required Qualifications 

  • 8+ years experience in software/game development 
  • 4+ years in a leadership position, working directly on the production of a game
  • 2+ years direct people management experience
  • Experience leading teams through feature development (planning, execution, delivery, post-release support)
  • Experience managing development at the team-of-teams scale with 50+ developers
  • Experience managing multi-organization efforts requiring success through influence and craft

Desired Qualifications 

  • Experience working mobile and PC platforms
  • Experience working with the Unreal engine
  • 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 players' experiences, this could be your role!

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 $196,900.00 - $275,200.00 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).