Riot’s mission is to put players at the center of everything we do. We do this by continuing to evolve and deliver new experiences to players with games like Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, and League of Legends. Riot is also expanding into the world of music/multimedia with the release of our animated series Arcane and music from KDA and True Damage.
In short - it’s an exciting time to be a Rioter. Technical Program Managers at Riot lead passionate, cross-functional teams to achieve player value through the delivery of large programs that are aligned with Riot's strategic priorities. The Riot Developer Experience (RDX) team vision is to simplify and streamline global service development and management for our internal game teams. We aim to offer comprehensive tools and guidance for Kubernetes and microservices and maintain compliance standards. Our commitment is to empower our game teams to focus on creating and operating unique, secure, and scalable services from inception to global deployment. As a Technical Program Manager you will coordinate important development projects and lead the integration of Riot's games with the RDX suite of products.
You will begin working with cross-functional Scrum teams and will be responsible for implementing and upholding standards for our delivery framework, as well as coach your team members on best practices for program delivery.
You will report to the Senior Manager, Technical Program Management, RDX.
Align autonomous teams towards complex cross-business unit 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 events and processes for medium to large 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.
4+ years of relevant industry experience
Excellent teamwork, team leadership, communication, and stakeholder management
Experience with iterative development methodologies like Scrum & Agile
Expert level experience as a Jira power user
Experience with CI/CD tooling and DevOps practices
Experience in software development, infrastructure, or live operations management
Familiarity with 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.
Agile certifications (e.g. PSM, PSPO, CSM, CSPO)
For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and collaboration 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 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 $126,700.00 - $176,200.00 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).