Security Engineer II - Deception Tech

Jan 29, 2023
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer focused on building tooling for our deception technology program. This role reports to a Senior Manager on the Information Security team and will be responsible for helping implement our deception technology strategy. The goal of this engineer is to design and implement solutions that make Riot’s environment hostile to attackers and to improve Riot’s ability to detect malicious activity by managing tools that produce high quality alerting.

The perfect candidate has the desire to build and maintain the tooling that makes Riot a hard target for would-be attackers. They have a technical background that spans a wide range of technologies including AWS, Windows, MacOS, containers, and programming for automation. They understand attackers tactics, techniques, and procedures and can use this knowledge to implement an effective deception strategy.


  • Design and implement deception technology tooling that fits into our deception strategy.
  • Collaborate with other security and engineering teams to ensure successful deployment and operationalization of deception technologies.
  • Deploy tooling that produces high quality alerting in various areas of Riot’s global infrastructure.
  • Stay up to date on new attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in Information Security Engineering roles
  • Understanding of network reconnaissance, lateral movement, privilege escalation, and other attacker tactics.
  • Experience with AWS cloud solutions, Windows, MacOS, and containerization.
  • Development experience with Python or Go.
  • Experience working on large, multi-month projects with other engineers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • CEH, OSCP, or similar certifications
  • Knowledge of software build processes and associated technologies such as Github, Perforce, and Jenkins

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to 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.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

(Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $143,000 USD - $201,000 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.


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