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(Expired) Senior Software Engineer (Frontend) - Player Platform, Riot Client

5 months 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 chance 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 goals. You’ll lead without authority and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Riot Client, you'll craft the desktop software that millions of players worldwide use to authenticate, install, patch, and launch Riot’s games. In the future, your work will be players’ first touchpoint with the wide range of experiences that Riot has to offer. You will enable players to discover new games from the Riot ecosystem, unlock content, and drive overall deeper engagement.

You’ll embrace the values of the team by swarming on the highest value work, striving to collect and analyze data to make decisions, and working cross-discipline to define the best possible experiences for players. You will eagerly dive into new areas of tech with the support of your teammates while reporting to the Engineering Manager of the Riot Client team.


  • Develop desktop application UI using a combination of web technology and native OS APIs
  • Develop desktop application APIs in C++
  • Ensure high quality software by writing unit, functional, and integration tests
  • Partner with product, user experience, and visual design to create the best possible experience for both players and game developers by providing clear insight into technical requirements and limitations
  • Mentor other engineers in your areas of expertise
  • Create technical designs for medium to large features and socialize them with withyour team as well as relevant stakeholders and customers
  • Estimate the size and complexity of work for planning
  • Take the lead in technical phone screens and onsite panels to vet other engineers for hiring

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry experience
  • Deep domain expertise in Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience collaborating with UX and visual designers
  • Strengths in collaboration and communication

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing desktop (PC/Mac) applications, especially with CEF
  • Familiarity with ReactJS, RxJS, Jest, Babel, CSS architecture

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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