Established in early 2016, the Hong Kong Studio is Riot’s first international game development studio. We’re a diverse team, representing more than 15 nationalities and partnering with teams in the LA headquarters on League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra. On top of this, we’re currently building teams for VALORANT, a character-based tactical shooter, and Project L, our take on the fighting game genre.

While operating like a startup—with autonomy and total ownership—we’re doubling down on our goals to build a world-class studio in a vibrant, international city, on a continent that is home to the League of Legends World Champion teams. The Hong Kong Studio is looking for talented, passionate people across all aspects of game development to help build Riot’s blueprint for a global, multi-studio world... and to make great games!

We focus on working together to promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and inclusivity so every Rioter can be their best while we boldly pursue games. This means less emphasis on titles and hierarchy and more emphasis on creating the right environment to ship excellent experiences to players.

That’s where you come in.

As a Full Cycle Recruiter, you will partner with our Art, Game Design, and Production departments, developing strategies to seek out the best talent, from all corners of the globe. Like us, you believe phenomenal Recruiters are part brand ambassador, part matchmaker, and part strategic partner. In this role you're responsible for helping to build the Hong Kong Studio, guiding your hiring teams to bridge the gaps they have in attracting top talent and championing Riot’s recruiting standards. 

We anticipate that you will seek to develop and cultivate long term relationships with candidates, build and nurture a community of world class creative talent, and foster relationships across our international offices to facilitate internal mobility .You'll be the investigative recruiter who knows that the best hires come from dutiful analysis, follow-ups and commitment to providing a seamless and positive recruiting experience.


  • Full-cycle Recruiting, partnering with Rioters and Hiring Managers at various levels to advise on our Art, Game Design and Production Talent Acquisition strategy
  • Sourcing and qualifying high caliber passive candidates. You’re a relentless sourcer, leaving no stone unturned to find hidden gems, no matter their location
  • Ownership of the candidate experience, always looking to go above and beyond to provide a truly unique experience to candidates at any stage, while identifying opportunities to make our candidate journey more efficient and high quality
  • Developing day to day relationships with potential partners both in the Hong Kong Studio, and our overseas teams.

Required Qualifications:

  • A proven track record as a full-cycle recruiter, spanning various levels of seniority, ideally with some exposure to the creative talent pool
  • You've been in the thick of recruiting action for some time, managing everything from finding candidates, using data to suggest improvements, to dishing out congratulatory fist-bumps on their first day.
  • Highly articulate, ability to communicate with people from entry level to the CEO, building strong relationships with stakeholders across the Hong Kong Studio and Riot as a whole
  • You like listening to others and are sensitive to any communication style; that makes it easy for anyone to talk to you; others trust you and feel comfortable coming to you with all the info, so any rising problems can be tackled before they spiral into fiery vortices of bad vibrations.
  • Bilingual English/Mandarin is definitely a plus, but not critical

Applicable Technologies:

  • Greenhouse or comparable Applicant Tracking Software
  • Research Tools including LinkedIn, Boolean and Deep Web
  • G Suite with an emphasis on Drive, Docs, Calendar, and Sheets
  • CRM Tools including Salesforce, Workday, Tableau
  • Experienced with sourcing on Creative platforms (Behance, Artstation, Dribble…) 

Our Perks:

  • Full relocation support
  • Full health insurance for you, your spouse and children
  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play Fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits

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.