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(Expired) Senior Security Engineer - Security Operations

4 months 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 an essential 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 Security Engineers and Analysts hold an in-depth knowledge of specific areas of expertise. We don't just focus on breaking things; we aggressively support teams across Riot to develop robust security capabilities which help protect player experiences. We relish the opportunity to work with new tech stacks and product teams, each with their own particular security risk profile and complex challenges. At the most fundamental level, our goal is to help deliver value to players and make life harder for troublemakers.

As a Security Operations Engineer, you will regularly monitor and analyze security efforts across Riot and for our players. You will quickly detect, analyze and respond to various threat actors across the globe. Thinking critically about security threats and developing tools (e.g. automating security processes) is necessary to ensure the safety of Riot's platforms and the players using them. From working closely with local and federal law enforcement agencies around security incidents to defending against the next DDoS, you would help protect Riot and our players.


  • Build and lead projects that contribute towards Information Security’s long-term goals
  • Lead a technical team in the following areas: Incident Response, Engineering or Forensics
  • Maintain and nurture security intelligence connections and using this information to protect Riot and our Players
  • Evaluate and investigate security events
  • Improve security strategies for complex systems, identifying security vulnerabilities
  • Partner with product teams and security leadership throughout the incident investigation cycle
  • Improve Riot's security posture by ensuring proper remediation, eradication and lessons learned are rolled back into day to day operations
  • Mentor junior engineers and help level-up their deep understanding of Information Security
  • Develop relationships with engineering teams to understand their security needs
  • Hire high-quality engineers and continue to attract top talent to Riot's Information Security team
  • Champion Security initiatives to senior management, product leads and engineers.
  • Developing and tracking metrics to ensure Riot’s goals and the teams goals are being met and constantly improved upon

Required Qualifications

  • Experience automating solutions using Python, Shell, Javascript, or Go
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure and services such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, SoftLayer or Private Clouds
  • Experience working with forensics (networking, memory, disk)
  • Understanding of intrusion detection and incident response
  • Computer network defense (protect, respond, sustain) experience within a Computer Incident Response organization.
  • Understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attack vectors, and methods of exploitation and common tactics, techniques, and procedures of advanced attackers.
  • Experience working with logging & data analysis infrastructure (e.g. ELK, Splunk etc)
  • Experience with System Automation
  • Experience with reverse engineering

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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