Senior Software Engineer - League of Legends, Champions

Sep 25, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

As Software Engineers at Riot, we bring knowledge of specific technical areas and value the opportunity to work in many domains. We work with both new and current technology, creating solutions to overcome complex problems and to deliver player value.

As a Software Engineer II on League of Legends' Gameplay Initiative, you will bring deep gameplay technical skills to make League of Legends Champions, compelling gameplay experiences, support artists with their tools, and build new game modes. You will report to the Team Engineering Manager who will support you by providing connection, understanding, and mentoring to achieve player, Riot, and personal growth goals.


  • Develop gameplay features in the League of Legends game engine using C++, content tools and game scripting
  • Develop game content tooling to support cross-disciplinary teams (including Game Designers, Artists, Animators, and Producers)
  • Collaborate within a cross-disciplinary team (including Game Designers, Artists, Animators, and Producers) to shape League of Legends gameplay and Champion experiences
  • Communicate technical tradeoffs to designers, producers, and artists on their designs and ideas
  • Collaborate with team and work independently on technical design and implementation
  • Mentor other engineers and technical designers in the gameplay engineering space

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ yrs collective professional experience using C++
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or comparable field or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of experience working with non-engineering collaborators to build game experiences
  • Professional game development experience
  • 1+ years of experience with Agile development processes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with game development engines such as Unity, Unreal, or proprietary engines
  • Familiarity with building game content tools and pipelines
  • Experience mentoring fellow developers

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:

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

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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