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Riot Games

(Closed) Engineering Manager - Unpublished Fighting Game

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Riot Games
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Los Altos, CA

In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Whether you're in Rio, Seoul or Moscow, you can find an excited and engaged community of League players. Delivering content to a global audience of millions of players whilst also building new games affords Riot's Engineering discipline with a mountain of exciting and technically complex challenges. That's where you come in.

We're looking for an Engineering Manager for Project L, our new fighting game! Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. You will assist in defining our technical foundations while developing a team of 4-7 Software Engineers. You will work collaboratively with other disciplines to bring your engineering mindset in helping make better product decisions for players. You will report directly to and will work with the Product Engineering Lead and HR Business Partners to build and grow a team of outstanding Engineers. You’ll also serve as a mentor for a wide range of engineers, overseeing performance management and growth opportunities.


  • Manage a group of 4-7 software engineers, coaching them in their personal development
  • Partner with discipline, product, and office leadership to implement strategies for improving team health and effectiveness, and develop healthy relationships with other teams at Riot
  • Champion development practices designed to increase team effectiveness, while delivering continuous player value and keeping tech-debt low
  • Advocate for delivering and maintaining the technical foundation and health of the product
  • Develop processes and methodologies to improve the effectiveness of cross-team collaboration with remote offices

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years professional experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years as an Engineering Manager leading a team of 3+ engineers
  • 1+ year(s) as a Tech Lead guiding the direction and implementation of a product
  • Participate in technical discussions including code reviews, technical design reviews or creating new standards to improve the team

Desired Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of C++ and Go programming languages
  • Desire to work collaboratively with your Engineering team on technical design and implementation
  • Experience defining microservices-based architectures, scalable systems architecture, developing large, maintainable software systems
  • Experience in game development using Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience flexing your skills to meet the needs of the product, including leading small teams, coaching new leaders, or diving into the code as an individual contributor

Our Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children
  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play funds 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 nonprofits

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).

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