Riot's Data Engineers build products that improve the experience of our players worldwide using petabytes of data and state-of-the-art processing technology. Maximizing the potential of this data is a complex task.

As a Senior Data Engineer joining the Sydney based Wild Rift Data team, you will help shape the data architecture and systems that provide amazing experiences to millions of players around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects covering a wide variety of problems spaces including player facing features powered by machine learning, improving game design with data focused tooling, and partnering with our Game, Insights and Publishing teams to help us make key strategic decisions and drive future planning.

Internal position title: Data Engineer II.


  • Develop complex data models that cater to both current and future needs focused on accessibility for large datasets

  • Design and implement architectures that support advanced analytics, machine learning models, and real-time data processing, ensuring scalability and performance

  • Design and implement advanced ETL processes and data integration strategies to handle diverse data sources and formats

  • Collaborate closely with China and Singapore based Game, Insights, Publishing teams as well as United States based central platform teams to understand their needs and provide solutions

  • Analyze existing systems for bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and implement solutions to optimize data flow and processing for high-volume, complex datasets

  • Work on initiatives in data governance, data quality, and metadata management that ensure data accuracy, consistency, and security

  • Explore and evaluate new technologies, tools, and data management practices to enhance the capabilities of the data platform

  • Communicate complex data concepts and the value of data projects to partners across teams, influencing data-driven decision-making and strategy

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience developing scalable data systems

  • Experience in Data Modeling and Data Warehousing

  • Experience in Data Analytics using SQL, Spark etc.

  • Experience in Data Engineering technology and skills like Airflow, Databricks, Python or Java etc.

  • Experience with all aspects of the software development lifecycle from requirements gathering through deployment and continued operation

  • Experience delivering on cloud computing technologies (AWS, Google or Azure)

  • Experience partnering with product and engineering teams to design and develop data focused solutions

  • Experience working within the agile project management framework

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing solutions with related data processing technologies such as Kafka, HDFS, Hive, NoSQL DB etc.

  • Experience using containers (Docker, Kubernetes) and infrastructure as code (Terraform, Ansible)

  • Fluency in English and Mandarin

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!

Working closely with Riot teams globally, Riot Sydney is a powerhouse of talent, and experts in global development. Our team works on VALORANT, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, alongside exciting R&D and Tech projects.

If you believe that the Player Experience comes first, we want to hear from you. Our players are a diverse group from different backgrounds, and we want to see that reflected in the people who make our games, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment

Our Perks:

At Riot we strongly believe in work/life balance, and we encourage that with our open paid time off policy, paid parental leave (for both primary and secondary carers) and flexible work schedules to fit your lifestyle.

We also believe that work should be fun, we have a LAN gaming room, the latest consoles, a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community, and all the snacks you would ever need to power through your day (even healthy snacks!).

And that’s not all we offer, there’s also:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Stipend

  • Wellbeing Reimbursement

  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to nonprofits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Learning and Development opportunities

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.