Staff Software Engineer - VALORANT, Premier

Mar 26, 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, you'll also dive into projects that focus on team cohesiveness and cross-team objectives. You'll lead without authority and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.

VALORANT is Riot's take on a character-based tactical shooter (for more info on VALORANT click here!). As a Staff Software Engineer on the VALORANT team you will be responsible for building metagame client features and scalable backend services for the new team-based competitive mode called Premier. You'll influence the technical direction for how Premier Services are built, scale and are operated in production, and collaborate with design to build smooth and intuitive player-facing in-game experiences. You will report to the Engineering Manager of the Premier team.


  • Design, build and deliver in-game client features enabling players to have a world-class competitive experience
  • Collaborate closely with producers, game designers and UX experts
  • Design, build, and deliver large scale backend services to support millions of players
  • Build and support live services for the game (this role involves an on-call commitment)

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Expertise with C++, C#, Java, Golang, or similar language(s)
  • Professional experience working with Unreal Engine (or similar game engine) OR professional experience working with cloud computing and cloud technologies

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience working with Unreal Engine (or similar game engine) AND professional experience working with cloud computing and cloud technologies
  • Professional experience building large scale backend systems or game services
  • Professional experience building player- or user-facing frontend experiences (e.g. web, mobile, game)
  • Professional or hobby experience working with Unreal Engine or similar game engine

Our Perks:

Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and 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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