Staff Software Engineer - Tech Foundations, Build Test Ship Team

Riot Games
November 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$178,500
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Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the chance to work in many broader domains. As a Staff 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 Staff Software Engineer on the Build, Test, Ship team , you'll report to the team's Engineering Manager in our office in Los Angeles, California. You'll engineer solutions to achieve a high global quality of service for League of Legends & Teamfight Tactics, while improving the developer experience around operations and shipping new features. We'll need your experience with platforms and microservices to build reliable systems that are easy to understand and operate. You'll be working together with other backend service teams and have opportunities to influence the League-Studio-wide technical decisions.


  • Be a partner to the initiative product lead in discussions around prioritization, product direction, and technical needs
  • Partner with all teams in the initiative to synthesize and resolve technical issues
  • Develop and adopt tools that allow League of Legends platform to operate multiple games at scale
  • Build and operate scalable microservices that require performance and reliability
  • Uphold a high standard of engineering excellence
  • Collaborate effectively with other disciplines within game development
  • Participate in the team's on-call rotation
  • Participate in interviewing, and help with mentoring and career development of more junior engineers
  • Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of deep hands-on programming experiences in one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Java, Go, Python, and C#
  • Experience as a team lead, defining software engineering best practices within your team, including design reviews, coding standards, code reviews, tools improvements, source control management, build processes, and testing
  • Experience operating & maintaining live web services including handling emergent issues and on-call troubleshooting
  • Experience mentoring more junior engineers and coaching less experienced developers from other disciplines
  • Experience collaborating within a cross-functional team and closely- related teams to complete feature work
  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based services like AWS, Azure, or other proprietary variants
  • Experience developing and operating global large-scale services
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!


    Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $178,500.00 - $249,900.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • (Bellevue only) Base salary range between $178,500.00 - $249,900.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • 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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