Senior Software Engineer - Player-Facing Web Experiences

Sep 10, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Players are the foundation of our community and it’s for them we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 23 offices worldwide.   

Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in many broader domains. As a Senior 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.

The Role

As a Senior Software Engineer in Esports Digital, you'll improve development workflow efficiency, reduce application complexity, and ensure our products are scalable to meet the needs of our global esports audience. You'll work on a multi-disciplinary team with designers and product managers to create and support the many facets of esports. The Digital team's mission is to transform and reinvent the esports fan viewing and engagement experience for our global audience.

You will be part of the esports watch platform team in Global Esports, reporting to the Senior Manager, Software Engineering.


  • Build player-facing experiences that expand and enhance our fan experience
  • Contribute to technical direction, design and implementation
  • Contribute to code maintainability, quality, monitoring, operational excellence, and documentation

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience or equivalent in Software Engineering
  • Experience with JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Experience working in large-scale React projects
  • Experience with AWS (or comparable cloud environments)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in at least one backend/service technology such as Java or Go
  • Experience with GraphQL APIs
  • Working knowledge with tools such as Storybook, Apollo, Webpack
  • Familiar with Hooks & Styled Components

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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