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Senior Software Engineer: Engine, Unpublished R&D Project

13 days ago by Riot Games

  Los Angeles (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Software 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 a variety of broader domains. As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll also dive into projects that focus on team cohesiveness and cross-team objectives. You’ll lead without authority and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.

As an engineer working on the engine for an R&D project, you will report to the engineering manager for the project and oversee the graphics and low-level systems, using your understanding of Unreal Engine to implement core features, establish art budgets, and optimize the performance of the game.


  • Ideate, design, and implement systems to support engine, rendering, and technology needs.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to provide the best solutions for content creators
  • Define budgets, profile, and optimize to remove bottlenecks.
  • Maintain and improve existing systems
  • Work on tools and technology tasks to support project needs

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Unreal Engine development experience
  • Experience with modern art budgets, common performance issues and solutions
  • Expertise in C++ programming
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Experience collaborating with teammates across multiple disciplines
  • Ability working with ambiguous requirements
  • Have an agile mindset

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).

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive many applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you Dare to Dream and Execute with Excellence

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