Technical Program Managers lead passionate cross-functional teams in crafting creative content and incredible experiences for players around the world. By encouraging technical teams to collaborate, you’ll drive technical development, smashing through obstacles and driving products into players’ hands. You’ll exceed expectations by helping concept, deliver, improve, and influence creative projects at every stage of production.
As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will focus on supporting the Data as a Service (DaaS) and the ReBus (Data Engine) teams as part of the Riot Data Organization. The Data as a Service team owns and operates the central Data Platform for Riot Games. They manage the tools, services, and processes that empower Rioters to work with data. As a Technical Program Manager, you will be leading the planning and execution of key initiatives supporting multiple product development teams to accomplish the planned objectives for the assigned programs. In this role, you will be responsible to ensure alignment and integration of cross functional teams, establish processes and ensure a smooth delivery throughout the product development life cycle from initiation to launch. You will report to the Senior Manager, Technical Program Management for the Riot Data organization.
Align autonomous teams towards complex cross-pillar programs centered around Riot's strategic technology priorities
Create program plans with cross functional teams such as creative, architecture, operations, technical teams, and leadership
Evangelize processes and delivery methodologies to ensure we accomplish our program goals
Facilitate and manage Agile project management ceremonies and processes for large or team-of-team project teams
Report on program performance, ensuring each program achieves milestones against its objective
Organize program-level planning, communication, and team member rituals
Manage risks and issues across programs and within teams
Foster transparency and predictability by building and maintaining roadmaps for assigned programs
Maintain partner relationships, providing visibility into workstreams and maintaining partner satisfaction
Assist in the creation of product release and go-to-market plans
Understand fiscal practices and controls, recording, and reporting on program expenditures & ROI
6+ years of relevant industry experience
Excellent teamwork, team leadership, communication, and stakeholder management skills
Experience with iterative development methodologies like Scrum & Agile + having used supporting software (i.e. JIRA)
Experience in software development, infrastructure, or live operations management
Understanding technical components of projects including architecture, tools and deployment practices that development teams employ
Desire to improve Riot's ability to make the impossible happen for players
Previous program experience in a large distributed organization
Experience managing hardware/software/video game products through the entire life cycle – from conception, development and launch to maintaining and operating a live service
Experience working on a variety of software products in the gaming or entertainment space
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!
Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and 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.
(Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $155,600.00 - $217,400.00 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).