Esports Network Engineering
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 67 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.
We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.
As a member of the Engineering team in our Shanghai office, you'll be charged with managing and overseeing all aspects of network engineering for any and all esports events. You'll ply your trade in a high-stakes environment where esports fans and pro players count on you to deliver a stable connection, so they can focus on the action. Alongside Riot's tech groups, development squads and international partners, you'll pitch in to develop, implement, maintain, and monitor infrastructure and ensure a higher standard of esports network reliability and stability.You’ll enjoy both the depth and breadth of learning in an empowering culture with excellent mentoring and career development opportunities.
As a Rioter in China, you'll join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming.
To reinforce Riot’s collaborative culture in our China offices, we’ve decided to do away with the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in the region. Titles don’t really matter at any of Riot’s offices, but we chose to take this extra step in our China offices to foster a space where teamwork thrives. We believe that removing this constraint will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won’t need a title at Riot to make an impact.
- An engineering guru: even though you have eight years of network engineering experience under your belt, you're still learning and exploring the frontiers of your field
- A networking pro: you know how to slice through production environment matters like TCP/IP, access control lists, security, firewalls, DNS, SMTP, SNMP, syslog and VPNs; Linux skills and familiarity with Juniper and Cisco will earn you serious bonus points
- A threat tracker: you proactively chase down risks and vulnerabilities in your own networks and systems, so those loopholes can be cinched shut
- Inspiring: an outgoing and friendly leader, you know when to listen rather than talk and can invigorate the engineers you support with clear and constructive feedback
- Cool under pressure: when the network goes kaput, you and your team spring into action, troubleshooting problems with other teams and putting the wrench to the network pipe
- A LoL insider: when the network goes down and Uzi can't smash the nexus, you know exactly what's at stake and can make the fixes that let pro teams hit the Rift for all the fans, including yourself
- Multilingual: you're comfortable conversing in English and Mandarin; you didn't learn these languages in a cultural vacuum and can pick up nuances that could mean the difference between pleasing someone and pissing them off; bonus points if you also speak Cantonese
- Design, build, and support Riot's global esports infrastructure, including LANs, WANs, internet connections, remote access systems, and authentication platforms
- Craft the methodology behind Riot's network information security policies, standards, procedures, and checklists and ensure that they're well-documented and rigorously implemented
- Man the network helm during esports events, proactively looking for trouble spots and crushing network errors as they arise
- Travel to esports events around the world, spending a quarter of your time and effort in places like Berlin, Shanghai, Tenerife, and more
- Mentor and support other Esports net engineers, letting them air their concerns and providing constructive, actionable feedback
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.