Engineering Leadership (China)

| Greater LA Area

Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played PC game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. 

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That's where you come in.

As Engineering leadership, you encompass not only a strong technical background, but the ability to build and grow a highly effective and robust technology team that can deliver awesome experiences to Chinese players. You’re aspired to solve technology challenges with "out of the box" thinking and you won't make a compromise on players' experience. You can think strategically both from a value proposition and team growth perspective.

While engineering leaders come in all shapes and sizes and work with many technologies, we expect every leader at Riot to be:

  • Globally minded: you have the openness and awareness of the diversity across cultures and markets in the gaming industry; you’re thrilled to solve problems and create value for global players
  • Player-focused: you're a gamer whose passion for games (especially League of Legends) helps you stay focused on initiatives that make the difference to players in and out of the game
  • A threat to convention: bored by what's considered traditional, you constantly push past limits until the status is no longer quo; you don't "think outside the box" because, hey, there's no box
  • Focused on team: you find, shape, and cultivate teams that don't just swing for the fences, they jack that (metaphorical) baseball beyond the stars; you help Rioters develop the tools and creative atmosphere to shine, but ultimately hold them accountable for making smart calls and delivering player value
  • Seriously playful: you work hard but always leave time for pentakills; whether you're grabbing a game of League in our onsite PC Bang or rapidly sharing cat GIFs, you make time for daily play in all of its wonderful forms
  • Humbitious: you're ambitious but humble, a state of being summed up by fans of portmanteau as "humbitious;" always striving for continuous improvement, you never forgo rounds of feedback from teammates, players, and partners who keep you from drifting off into space

As a Technology Team Builder at Riot, you will:

  • Develop your team: you're the ultimate accountable party for ensuring a highly-functioning technology team; whether you manage people or lead technical vision, you'll be responsible for recruiting, training, and continually-improving high-performing Riot Engineers; you'll not only exemplify our cultural pillars, but also be adept at imparting them on others
  • Thrive in ambiguity: explore new problem spaces with unique constraints and thus non-obvious solutions; you're quick to identify any gaps in the team and the right person to fill them to best deliver value to players
  • Support your development partners: you'll build and maintain strong relationships between Technology and partner disciplines (Product, Art, Design, Publishing, Development Management, QA, etc.) to ensure teams are focused on delivering the right product for players
  • Drive technical vision and direction: you're ultimately accountable for the technical quality of your product; you contribute to, and are responsible for, the overall architecture of the system, living by the mantra: "know the code, be the code;" you'll have no problem contributing to feature implementations, bug-fixes, and refactoring
  • Holistically own your technical products: our products reach tens-of-millions of players around the world, 24x7; the products your team delivers must ooze operational excellence (deployment automation, monitoring/alerting, documentation, etc) as Riot engineers are expected to own their services in our production environments
  • Be based in LA to better communicate with our art and development teams and help our partner Tencent deliver high quality messages and content to players in China

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously. 

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