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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 a Software Engineer, you'll work with new and current technologies, creating solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and to provide player value.

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Player Platform: Social Infrastructure team, you'll work on an excellent team building and supporting a portfolio game teams use to help players connect and share their experiences with friends. Your expertise building large-scale distributed systems for millions of players will partner with your desire to bring value to and delight our players. Social Infrastructure's globally scaled and deployed services power features used by players to get into games, receive notifications and communicate through text and voice chat. Some of the technologies you'll work with are: Erlang, OTP Patterns, Linux, MySQL, Java and Go. You'll report to the Engineering Manager of Social Infrastructure.


  • Architect, Develop and support distributed services used by millions of players
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements in existing platforms
  • Partner with product owners and technical leads to build and operate features end-to-end
  • Provide high-quality software by writing unit, functional, and integration tests
  • Invest in team's complete ownership of our products by participating in on-call rotation
  • Provide mentorship and technical leadership to more junior members of the team

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years experience in a software engineering role (i.e. systems architecture)
  • Experience architecting, designing, writing and supporting scalable distributed services
  • Familiarity with Cloud Platform providers like AWS or GCP
  • Excellent live system evaluation, investigation and debugging skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and operating Erlang OTP services or 2+ years experience with another functional programming language (Eg: Elixir, LFE, Haskell, Scala, OCaml, or Lisp) in a production capacity
  • Familiarity with "Infrastructure as Code" and tooling like Terraform, Docker and Jenkin

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


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