Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it's for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.
Riot Games' Hong Kong Studio is our first international development studio outside Los Angeles. With dim sum tea houses boasting hundred-year histories sitting across the street from modern skyscrapers lighting up the horizon, we're inspired by the city's ability to look forward without forgetting the past. The Hong Kong Studio office towers 72 floors high in the Central district of this major international hub in Asia, giving us a bird's-eye view of the buzzing metropolis and keeping Rioters close to its heartbeat.
Titles don't really matter at any of Riot's offices, but we chose to take an extra step in the Hong Kong Studio to break the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in this region. We believe that removing titles will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won't need a title at Riot's Hong Kong Studio to make an impact!
We're looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. We embrace those who see things differently, aren't afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraint.
That's where you come in.
As an Operations Engineer in the Riot Hong Kong Engineering Team, you'll be responsible for working with other engineers and our external publishing partners to maintain our dev, QA, staging and production environments. You'll be responsible for helping produce both proprietary and 3rd party software stacks on internal and cloud hosted servers. Your role will be key in making sure that the path between development and player experience is as seamless and pain-free as possible. You're the kind of person who is constantly logged into 10 different servers, fiddling with shell scripts and trying the latest logging tools. At the end of the day you love a challenge and you are happiest using any technology you can find to solve it.
- Player-focused: you understand your impact on the player experience because you're a player too; you listen closely to the community to better understand their needs before they do and improve the overall League of Legends experience
- Comfortable with ambiguity: when changes are made, you keep a cool head and fight on, even if you don't have all the details; you're comfortable moving between projects and facing the uncertain because risk and change motivates you to evolve and innovate
- Skilled: you've spent years honing your technical abilities and you've got the track record to prove it; your functional and technical knowledge base continually grows, revealing new ways to level up your craft
- Personable: your outgoing, positive nature is infectious, making it easy for you to create genuine, collaborative bonds and relationships with all types, whether Rioter, player, partner or otherwise; you put your affability to good use, quickly diffusing the most tense situations before they become awkward or heated
- Constantly growing: you consider life a perpetual quest for self-improvement, committed to finding opportunities to enhance your strengths or work out your weak points; you understand that certain situations call for specific skills, motivating you to flip a glaring weakness into a full-blown-mega strength
- Decisive: you make quick and accurate decisions under pressure, even when the info is incomplete; you'd hate to be mentioned in the same sentence as "waffle" unless maple syrup were involved
- Driven: you refuse to let projects pile up, finishing your work with diligence that inspires the most industrious; when struggles and setbacks show up unannounced, you put your head down, power through, and never let them get the best of you
- Look to internal engineers to understand the architecture and delivery needs of existing and upcoming technical deliverables
- Come up with Integration & deployment approach and plans for getting development artifacts to production
- Work to improve existing processes and systems, define and implement automatic processing to ensure efficiency and reliability
- Consult external hosting and publishing partners to help others understand our technical needs
- Proactively look at 3rd party tools and services to look for ways to continuously improve our approach
- Risk assess deployments and environment decisions to ensure player focus without undue risk remains our primary priority
Additional insight into applying to Riot Engineering is available on our discipline page.
Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.