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As Riot continues to deliver games and content to our passionate players, our Data discipline has challenges and opportunities centered on building data products that support our growth. Whether you are a Data Scientist building machine learning and AI models, a Data Engineer bringing scale and efficiency to systems, or a Software Engineer developing data systems as part of our live games, we need you to help push forward our "Player Experience First" aspirations.

As a Sr. Data Scientist on the League Data Central team and reporting to the Data Science Manager for League Studio, you will advocate for and build data products to support our games and functions. The League Data Central team is the hub for all Data Science and Data Engineering for League Studio games including League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Wild Rift. The team collaborates on cross-functional projects that range from in-game features to content design to infrastructure. In a world of high-volume data, you will develop products that bring personalized experiences to players, optimize our strategy, and refine in-game features.

Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate with team leadership and product leads to build data science products that directly impact League of Legends systems and player experience

  • Partner with product leads to create insights and frameworks that will inform the strategic direction of our products

  • You will identify opportunities for data-driven approaches that provide value to teams across the organization, and champion data solutions to product leads and engineers

  • You will continually improve our data science practice by identifying novel techniques and technical approaches

  • You will represent data products to non-technical partners and collaborators

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Masters Degree with 1+ years experience, or B.S. with 4+ years experience. Educational background in Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, Math, Physics, or related Computer Science/Quantitative field or equivalent experience

  • Hands-on programming experience in Python and SQL

  • Deep knowledge of data science methodologies, including machine learning, statistics, deep learning, optimization

  • Experience with data science use cases and data engineering concepts (e.g., modeling, pipelines, distributed processing)

  • Experience presenting and sharing information across a wide array of technical expertise and seniority

Desired Qualifications :

  • Experience collaborating with Product teams to provide data solutions

  • Experience with Spark and big data tech (e.g., Hadoop)

  • Experience with cloud data tools (e.g., AWS, GCP)

  • Experience with version control systems

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and an approach 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 the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

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

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).