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Riot Engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas and also value the chance to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Staff Software Engineer, you’ll work with both our technology, creating creative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and to provide player value.

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Legends of Runeterra Features team, you will develop tools and workflows that enhance and empower the development teams’ capabilities to create technology and content in an efficient and sustainable manner. This includes building new and improving existing player-facing features, and supporting other cross-discipline team members in doing the same. You will report to the Engineering Lead for Legends of Runeterra.


  • Collaborate with cross-discipline developers to gather requirements and discuss technical tradeoffs for new and existing features

  • Participate in and guide technical design and implementation of new features in the Unity engine using C#

  • Modify C# microservices to support Unity service calls for new features

  • Perform code reviews and ensure the technical quality of code produced by the team

  • Write unit tests and integration tests in Python to ensure high quality code

  • Creation and maintenance of team facing documentation for tooling

  • Coaching more junior engineers through code reviews and 1-on-1 feedback.

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience in professional software development.

  • 2+ years working in a Game Engine (Unity, Unreal, custom engine, etc)

  • Expertise in Python and C#

  • Experience with technical design, programming. Solid CS fundamentals.

  • Experience mentoring team members to level up their technical capabilities

  • Experience identifying inefficiencies in processes, tools, workflows and creating solutions to eliminate these inefficiencies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing microservices on live production environments.

  • Familiarity with SQL, relational databases, caching systems (e.g. Redis), and pub/sub systems (e.g. Kafka, HornetQ, RabbitMQ, etc.)

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!

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.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $178,500.00 - $249,900.00 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).