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Riot Games is a center of creativity where cutting-edge technology meets vibrant gaming culture. We’re dedicated to crafting world-class experiences, as evidenced by our flagship title, League of Legends. Join us in shaping the landscape of gaming.

As a Staff Software Engineer on our R&D team you will be at the forefront of merging research and development with the rich universe of League of Legends. This role is not just about coding; it's about pioneering innovative solutions that resonate with millions of players worldwide. In this role, you will report directly to the Director of Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine game systems and engine features using C++, leveraging our content tools and game scripting

  • Collaborate with diverse teams, including Game Designers, Artists, and Animators, to craft immersive player experiences.

  • Deliver groundbreaking game experiences in line with our milestone-driven approach.

  • Provide critical input on the technical feasibility of design ideas, balancing creativity with practicality.

  • Contribute to the technical vision and standards of the team, ensuring excellence in every line of code.

  • Mentor fellow engineers, fostering a collaborative environment where knowledge and skills are shared.

Required Qualifications:

  • You have 6+ years of professional experience in game development.

  • Collaborating with non-engineering teams is second nature to you, ensuring the delivery of cohesive and engaging game elements.

  • Your experience with C++ is demonstrated in complex and large-scale projects.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience, underpins your technical expertise.

  • You excel in leading technical designs and decisions, always with an eye on the ultimate goal – player delight.

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies and experience, but for this role, we also look for dedicated people with a personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this is the role for you!

Our Perks

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 $183,300.00 - $256,600.00 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).