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Engineering Manager - Player Platform: Player Cohesion & Interactions

25 days ago by Riot Games

  Los Angeles (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Software Engineering

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Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. 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. Players are the foundation of our community and it’s for them we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 23 offices worldwide.

Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As an Engineering Manager, you’ll offer creative solutions to organizational design. You’ll also serve as a mentor for a wide range of engineers, overseeing performance management, growth opportunities, and instilling balanced accountability models for performance.

As an Engineering Manager on the Player Platform: Player Cohesion and Interactions team team, you will be front and center in growing engineers while leading central technology solutions for internal development teams. With your perspective, these teams will be empowered and unlocked to ship value to players around the world.

The Player Platform initiative builds the player-facing software and systems that are shared between games at Riot. You will be an integral member of a multi-functional team that is building a common platform on which Riot will build future games. We're seeking leaders and engineers who can bring new ideas to a wide variety of projects including desktop applications, globally scaled services like chat and accounts, and SDKs to enable game teams to deliver these experiences across different operating systems and platforms. Together, we write outstanding code and tests while contributing to the product that will power Riots future games.

Player Cohesion and Interactions is responsible for building products and systems that allow every player to feel respected, supported, and excited to game together. This involves features that facilitate successful interactions, address disruptive behavior when it occurs, and fosters healthy coexistence. You’ll work with team members in the product, user experience, game design, and data science disciplines to change the way people play together. Deep collaboration with game teams are also part of the team’s responsibility to advise on solutions specific to their gameplay.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and managing a team of 4-6 software engineers ranging from associate-level to senior-level.
  • Develop, track and report on team-health meaningful metrics related to performance.
  • Guiding, mentoring and coaching individual contributors into effective leaders and high performing contributors.
  • Establishing guidance and best-practices with regards to design, code and release processes for the products and solutions produced on your team.
  • Owning and driving staffing plans to meet immediate and long-term resourcing needs for your team.
  • Championing your sourcing, recruiting and hiring processes to identify and hire talented engineers in effective and accommodating methods for internal interviewers and applicants.
  • Partnering with product managers to drive on technical solutions and implementation plans that meet desired outcomes and goals.
  • Build and establish key business relationships with partners and customers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 6+ years professional experience as a software engineer
  • Proven experience (3+ years) as an Engineering Manager/Director of Engineering, preferably working on teams that build and ship public-facing software.
  • Experience growing and scaling organizations to meet the needs of the business.
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively present and share information across a wide array of technical expertise and seniority within the organization.
  • Deep knowledge of cloud architecture across Amazon Web Services (strong preference), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Previous deep hands-on programming experiences in two or more of the following programming languages: C/C++, Java, NodeJS, JavaScript, Go, Python, Erlang, C#.
  • Working and present knowledge and experience in distributed computing, web-services, microservices architecture, API design, scalable system architecture and operating and supporting production services.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in project management, prioritization frameworks and guiding investment strategies in people and systems.
  • Experience managing and guiding leaders and team members via influence rather than command and conquer techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in automating build/test/release processes.

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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