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(Expired) Software Engineer - League of Legends, Reliability Engineering

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 a Software Engineer on the Reliability Engineering team, you'll report into the team's Engineering Manager. Your mission will be to make League of Legends easier to operate by simplifying our technology and establishing new processes to ensure we can deliver a stable experience to players in Riot, Tencent and SEA regions. You'll use your knowledge of product and service development to design and socialize new product decision-making mechanisms across all of League of Legends.


  • Write code and author architectural design documents
  • Be part of the on-call rotation, ensure high availability, totally own the issues and conduct post incident reviews
  • Improve the reliability of platforms and microservices by assessing the risk, adding service level indicators, objectives, monitoring & tests, and eliminating toil
  • Work on production-level metrics, pipelines, and reports to help inform product decisions
  • Pair with other software engineers

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of deep hands-on programming experiences in one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Go, Python, C#
  • You’ve profiled and optimized the performance of your own code
  • You have shipped a service - preferably one that is customer-facing
  • Experience with back-end software tools and technologies (MySql, Java, Go, etc.)
  • Experience with sustaining and maintaining web services coupled with handling emergent and on-call issues
  • You have completed full projects of a scope/complexity larger than an individual end-to-end feature, and have collaborated with other contributors or disciplines to do so
  • Experience contributing to software engineering best practices within your team, including design reviews, coding standards, code reviews, tools improvements, source control management, build processes, and testing

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based services like AWS, Azure, or other proprietary variants
  • Experience developing and operating global large scale services
  • Experience with data science, especially on DataBricks and Tableau

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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