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Engineering Manager - Esports Digital

16 days ago by Riot Games

  Los Angeles (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Engineering

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In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Whether you're in Rio, Seoul or Moscow, you can find an excited and engaged community of League players. Delivering content to a global audience of millions of players whilst also building new games affords Riot's Engineering discipline with a mountain of exciting and technically complex challenges. That's where you come in.

Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in many broader domains. As an Initiative Engineering Lead, you’ll pioneer innovative ideas around product strategy. You’ll also serve as an advisor to other managers, supporting plans to improve organizational design and structure.

As the Engineering Manager on the Esports Digital Initiative you will report into the Delivery Lead for Esports Digital. As an Engineering Manager, you will manage all engineering and technology for the initiative. You will also be a part of the initiative leadership team, helping shape the direction and strategy for all product efforts.

Esports Digital develops new products that increase fan engagement and Esports watch time on a global scale. We've released our Watch Rewards product that allows players to earn unique in-game League content through watching our World Championship matches, Pro View which allows players to deepen their watching experience and see games from the POVs that they want to see, and Team Pass which provides players with even more watch rewards and fan expression for their favorite teams

Responsibilities:

  • You will lead all engineers and engineering managers in the initiative including mentoring, performance management, and career progression.
  • You will help set initiative-wide priorities and product direction in partnership with the product team, and will own engineering organizational design, identifying skill gaps and hiring needs
  • You will help set the bar for what winning looks like for Esports Digital and drive decisions that balance growth and sustainability, holding your tech leads and engineers to a high standard for technical strategy, and an execution that matches the needs of the product road-map
  • You will collaborate with other Riot teams and products to leverage products and technology
  • You will help negotiate and integrate vendor, product, and technology solutions that allow the initiative to perform

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years professional experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years experience as an Engineering Manager/Director of Engineering, preferably working on teams that build public-facing software.
  • Experience growing and scaling organizations
  • Experience managing and guiding leaders and team members through influence rather than command and conquer techniques.
  • Previous deep hands-on programming experiences in two or more of the following programming languages: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Go, Python. Experience with AWS (or comparable cloud environments)
  • Working knowledge and experience in distributed computing, web-services, microservices architecture, API design, scalable system architecture and operating and supporting production services. Understand the difficulties and trade-offs when building large-scale systems.
  • Effective at presenting information across a wide array of technical expertise and seniority.
  • Proficient in Scrum/Agile development methodologies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and leading a remote team
  • Experience managing a team of 20+

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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).

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