Software Engineering Intern (Contract)

May 22, 2024
Sydney, Canada
... Not specified
... Internship
... Office work

Software Engineers at Riot bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas and also value the opportunity to work in many broader domains. Our engineers are player-focused and aim to find solutions that make players excited to experience our games.

As a Software Engineer Intern, you’ll be exposed to both new and current technology while building innovative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and deliver player value.

Applying to this role will provide eligibility for all software engineering roles open across our products. We will do our best to match you with a product and team that fits your interests and experience, but note that it also depends on availability. 

The internship will be in person at Riot Games Sydney office. 

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with other developers to create features for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, or VALORANT
  • Build back-end services to allow our games to take advantage of shared social, client and platform features
  • Build tools and automation to empower developers (e.g artists, designers) to develop features for our games
  • Learn to operate services on a global scale for millions of players 
  • Build and maintain SDKs and APIs that are used by internal game customers to power their games

Required Qualifications:

  • Available to work full-time with a hybrid model 4 days a week in our Sydney office and 1 day a week from home
  • Available to work full-time hours for the 16-week internship duration
  • Eligible to work in Australia full-time
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • C++ knowledge and/or experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with software development best practices like unit testing, functional testing, integration testing, CI/CD
  • Knowledge and/or experience with scripting languages
  • Experience using game engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal)

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will certainly be looking 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 the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Important Dates:

Applications will be open from now till June 7th. 

If your application proceeds to the next round you will receive an online coding exercise invitation from June 1st till June 12th.

Interview period: June 17th - July 26th

Internship period: September 2nd - December 20th

Our Perks:

  • Riot Internships are paid, and interns will also receive superannuation
  • Daily lunch, snacks and fruits provided in the office
  • Access to company events
  • Paid time off 

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.

The salary rate for this internship is AUD $65,000 (prorated)


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