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 100 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.
That's where you come in.
As Producers at Riot, we lead passionate cross-functional teams to create innovative products and experiences that seek to deliver maximum business and player value. We drive development, smash through obstacles, and push projects across the finish-line. We meet and exceed expectations by helping concept, deliver, enhance, and influence projects at every stage of production.
As a technical-focused producer on the Cross Initiative Team, you'll be reporting to the initiative’s General Manager in Los Angeles. You will be working seamlessly with both Riot’s LAX and China teams, and Tencent partners. You will be accountable for ideating and driving established processes across the product. You will have technical accountability for the code delivered meeting Wild Rifts compliance requirements. You will organize and facilitate multi-team meetings across different studios to ensure clear communication of status and risks, and execution on key product needs. You'll collaborate with Leadership, Engineering, Production, QA, and central technology teams. This is a complex strategic and technical role to keep our projects on track and bridge the LAX and China development teams to deliver great value for internal customers and players around the world. You will work with people across multiple time zones to ship the best possible game experience.
As we are a global game working with many studios, this role may need to travel internationally when permitted.
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.
Provide production leadership for a diverse portfolio of technical projects
Prioritize work to help reduce distractions and impacted velocity
Ensure the codebase remains compliant with regional requirements and Riot data policies
Identify misalignment areas in development and develop risk mitigation plans
Build healthy teams with a continuous improvement mentality
Build accountability through agreements and follow-up (e.g., defining sprints, milestones, retrospectives, roles and responsibilities)
Help build and own process to deliver features across different teams and disciplines
Evolve the technical accountability of the game to streamline execution and provide agility to Wild Rift's product team
8+ years of experience leading development efforts for medium-to-large teams
8+ years of software industry experience
4+ years of people management experience leading engineers (or equivalent work experience)
Experience with C++, Java, C#, or other common software development languages
BS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
Expertise with full software development life cycles and maintaining a game as a service
Systems-based thinking, with a willingness to invest time to understand causal motivations
Experience participating in technical discussions such as technical design reviews and code reviews
Experience leading through influence without authority
Experience recruiting candidates and growing a team
Fluent in Mandarin and English
Experience working with teams, especially remote, across multiple disciplines, time zones and cultures
8+ years of experience working in a game development team
Experience with mobile games
Experience with the MOBAs / action mobile games
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.
We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.
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).