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(Expired) Software Engineer, Game - Unpublished R&D Product

4 months ago by Riot Games

  Los Angeles (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

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 Software Engineer, you’ll work with both new and current technology, creating innovative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and to deliver player value.

As an engineer within Research & Development, you are armed with a wealth of knowledge on the intricacies of gameplay technology to inject life into Riot’s exciting new games. You will work in a small team alongside a product lead and designers to answer fundamental product questions to give birth to new products. To do so, your code will be focused on speed and functionality before excellence to unlock teams to spin up and down products quickly. As your product matures, your approach in code at the early days will morph into craft excellence.


  • Collaborate with product leads to identify focus areas and provide practical solutions
  • Ideate, design and implement prototypes to find answers to product questions
  • Write throw-away prototype code while accumulating insights to be applied in pre-production and production stages

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of gameplay development experience
  • Experience developing and shipping games
  • BS in Computer Science, or proven understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Strong OO programming experience
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Experience collaborating with teammates across multiple disciplines
  • Comfortable working with ambiguous requirements
  • Have an agile mindset

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with game engines (ex. Unity, Unreal Engine)

Our Perks:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children
  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits


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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