This job listing expired on Jun 27, 2023

Established in 2020, the Singapore Studio is Riot’s second international game development studio. Working together with our Hong Kong Studio, Riot has been expanding our footprint in Asia and accelerating our talent growth to develop games that deliver great experiences to our players. Our mission is to “scale Riot’s games to hyper-serve players.”

We partner with our LA headquarters on game development for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra. We’re also building teams for VALORANT and Project L, our take on a fighting game. The Singapore Studio is seeking talented, passionate Rioters with backgrounds in all areas of game development to build games that make it better to be a player.

We’re focused on working together to promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and inclusivity, so every Rioter can be their best while we boldly pursue games.

That’s where you come in.

As Lead Animator, you will oversee the quality of our work on gameplay and personalization content, whether it is a new creative expression for a champion our players are familiar with, or making a battle guardian come to life, you will set the bar and ensure that the animation output of our external and internal teams maintain Riot’s high standards.

You’ll build and support a high performing animation team, and give them the guidance and context they need in order to deliver amazing animation experiences to our players. Using your broad knowledge of the art, craft and tech of animation, you’ll set clear goals, and make sure the process of delivering of those goals is as smooth as possible.

As the most senior creative leader on the team, you will provide support and co-ordination to the other leads on the team, to ensure the team works cohesively and delivers amazing results for players.


  • As overall animation craft lead on a product, you will oversee the quality of the work the team deliver, and set the bar for excellence

  • You will build a world class team by sourcing AAA animation talent in China, and develop and grow their animation skills through training and feedback

  • You will mentor and co-ordinate the other lead(s) on the team

  • Collaborate with Rioters in HK and worldwide, to make sure product goals are fulfilled and working practices are appropriate

  • You will accomplish your mission with complete autonomy if the need arises; you're dedicated in finding creative and effective solutions to vigilantly eliminate difficult problems

  • You will use your knowledge and experience with modeling, texturing, rigging, scripting, lighting and video editing to level up animated projects on as-needed basis

Required Qualifications:

  • Expert hand-key animation skills

  • Proven experience leading/mentoring teams and individuals. Growth minded and motivated towards teaching, enabling, and coaching other animators.

  • Outcome rather than craft/process focused

  • You are a strong communicator and able to communicate abstract/sophisticated ideas in a concise way, in English or in Chinese

  • Basic English - you can discuss work and craft with other English speakers

Desired Qualifications:

  • Mandarin speaker

  • Knowledge of the League of Legends IP.

  • You have experience working on games with low hardware requirements e.g. mobile

  • Rigging skills

  • Experience with Unity.

Our Perks:

  • Full relocation support

  • Full health insurance for you, your spouse and children

  • Open paid time off

  • Retirement benefits with company matching

  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability

  • Play Fund 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 non-profits

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.