Principal QA Engineer - League, Motivations

Sep 09, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Principal Quality Assurance Engineers at Riot are accountable for managing the QA process for their teams and products. They are the main drivers from the QA discipline to develop test strategies and designs, nurturing of QA culture, and building understanding and solid collaboration between QA and other disciplines. They are guided by Riot's Test Policy to develop quality activities for every stage of the software development life cycle. Additionally, they partner with their teams and craft leaders to arrive at more efficient solutions to everyday problems and improve delivery. They are recognized at Riot as a craft expert on multiple dimensions.

As a Principal Quality Assurance Engineer and Quality Craft Lead on the League of Legends, Motivations initiative, you will report to Motivations’ Senior QA Manager. The Motivations initiative’s vision is to “Make the League of Legends experience enjoyable, rewarding, and welcoming for all players” by focusing on developing content and services that support and grow player engagement.  You will set the test direction and standards to promote the vision of quality assurance on Motivations so that, "Gamers worldwide know that every experience they have with Riot will be a quality experience." You will solve unique problems that require an ability to evaluate, scope and work on solutions. You will direct individual contributors or even small teams on specific work projects. You will develop multiple QA operations within League of Legends.  Your work on quality craft improvements will influence quality assurance practices across Riot.


  • Build on the test strategy and design for League of Legends, Motivations

  • Establish standards and best practices and guide their adoption.

  • Ensure alignment between Motivations’ quality standards and practices and League of Legends’ quality expectations. 

  • Manage multiple quality operations.

  • Set the tone and establish the process for testing on teams across the product.

  • Identify and facilitate the understanding and management of quality risks.

  • Create and maintain an environment of professional curiosity, promoting interest in testing and progress among QA members.

  • Drive teams to understand player concerns and desires and help find solutions.

  • Establish metrics that matter, using data to guide action.

  • Drive accountability for overall quality as an essential factor for decision making across product leadership.


Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years Software Quality Assurance Experience, with multiple product successes.

  • Experience with a variety of test automation approaches and experience applying that to develop test automation strategies.

  • Experience implementing successful test strategies including test automation and tools.

  • Experience defining and implementing test approaches as part of an overall test strategy.

  • Experience coaching QA team members on test design, planning and execution.

  • Experience driving continuous improvement processes within a team.

  • Experience tasking remote teams and providing feedback on effectiveness.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Development experience across several platforms; mobile, console, and PC.

  • Preferred Licenses/certifications:

    • ISTQB Foundation Level

    • ISTQB Agile Tester or ICAgile Agile Testing (ICP-TST)

    • ISTQB Expert Level

    • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

    • ICAgile Test Expert (ICE-AT)


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 the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!


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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