Software Engineer II (Gameplay) - R&D Unpublished Product

Jul 30, 2023
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Software Engineer II, you’ll dive into projects that create engaging player experiences through collaboration on a multidisciplinary team. You’ll own the technical design and implementations of features that will allow multiple disciplines to collaborate creating content that delights players using Unreal Engine.

As a Software Engineer II within Research & Development, you are armed with a wealth of knowledge on the intricacies of gameplay technology to inject life into Riot’s exciting new games. You will work in a small team alongside a product lead and designers to answer fundamental product questions to build experiences that will fulfill our players’ impossible dreams. 


  • Ideate and implement features through agile iteration to answer product questions.

  • Write scalable production code that can be effectively built upon in future development stages.

  • Collaborate with product and discipline leads to identify focus areas, handoff points, and provide the best solution for the development phase

  • Lead and contribute to technical design and implementation

  • Become the expert and technical advocate for gameplay systems that are scalable, performant, and a joy to work with.

  • Mentor other engineers, and designers on the team in all aspects of game development

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of gameplay development experience

  • Experience developing and shipping games

  • BS in Computer Science, or proven understanding of Computer Science fundamentals

  • Strong OO programming experience

  • Excellent debugging skills

  • Experience using game engines (ex. Unreal Engine, Unity)

  • Experience collaborating with teammates across multiple disciplines

  • Product sense, pragmatism, and player empathy in making tech decisions

  • Have an agile mindset

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with developing game content tools and pipelines

  • Experience with the various phases of game development, from prototype to production. 

  • Experience leading gameplay engineering teams

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies and experience, but for this role, we also look for dedicated people with a personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this is 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.

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