Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the chance to work in many broader domains. As an Engineering Manager, you’ll predominantly offer creative solutions to organizational design. You’ll also serve as a mentor for a team of engineers, overseeing performance management, growth opportunities, and accountability.

As a Manager, Software Engineering on the Social Infrastructure team in Riot’s Player Platform group, you will help create a solution that scalably handles all authentication and authorization traffic, keeping players’ data secure. You will ensure our players have the best possible experience with their first engagement with Riot’s games. You will mentor and grow a team of engineers, passionately focused on their careers and individual strengths. You will report to the Director, Software Engineering for Player Platform.


  • Manage teams of 6-10 software and systems engineers ranging from associate-level to staff-level.

  • Support a team working collaboratively with product, delivery, technical, and quality leads.

  • Help us with design, code and release processes for the products and solutions produced on your team.

  • Mentor software engineers, building career paths with them to help meet their goals.

  • Design the team makeup so that it has the skills and staff needed for our goals.

  • Ensure what we are building are serving our customers long-term goals.

  • Balance short-term and long-term needs to ensure stable, operational, extensible services.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years as an Engineering Manager/Director of Engineering working on teams that ship business-facing software.

  • 6+ years professional experience as a software engineer.

  • Expertise with continuous development and deployments of large-scale systems.

  • Expertise in project management, prioritization frameworks and guiding investment strategies in people and systems.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience leading software products that use Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, and Terraform.

  • Experience with globally deployed platforms.

  • Experience defining and delivering technical solutions to technical users.

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

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.

  • Base salary range between - USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.)

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $183,300.00 - $256,600.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

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).