Systems Engineer - Esports, Technology

Jan 28, 2023
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

The last 12 months have been amazing for esports at Riot. We held our most-watched League of Legends Worlds Championship ever, and we ran our first global tournaments for VALORANT, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra. On the back of that success, and in our ever-growing dedication to our mission to be the most player focused company in the world, Riot is doubling down on our investment in the esports and fan experience with industry-leading innovations like Project Stryker that will make our ambitions come to life. 

That’s where you come in:

As a Systems Eng (CompTech) you will be reporting to our Engineering Manager, where you will help redesign the Competitive Technology (a.k.a “CompTech”)  ecosystem for esports. You will ensure our products align with our product roadmaps, syncing with the broader Events Technology Group to achieve your goals. You will create workflows that can be exercised in the best of times, and ensure the least pain possible when completing disaster recovery workflows in the worst of times.

This role will require international travel as we support global events working inside and outside the US. Expected travel is up to 40% per year.


  • Own, operate, and oversee CompTech deliverables at Global Esports events. 
  • Write and maintain code for CompTech tools used around the world.
  • Minimize pain and maximize boredom in all CompTech workflows: Process development, Automation, and Documentation will be your mantra as you try to make everything simpler and more efficient at any scale.
  • Ensure compliance based on all Events Technology Group standards and security policies.
  • Identify gaps in infrastructure and accomplish projects to improve the quality of services

Required Qualifications:

  • Occasionally required to lift 50 lbs
  • Occasionally required to push/pull road cases
  • Do we need to add distance walked or hours worked?
  • Do we need to include a section on standing hours
  • The ability to travel internationally for 3-4 weeks at a time.

Required Technical Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in IT, systems engineering, or similar roles. 
  • Experience writing scripts in either Python or PowerShell
  • Experience managing Windows 10, Server 2012+ services, including hands on experience with system installation and configuration, file system concepts, resource monitoring, user administration, package management, and process control
  • Experience with windows image creation, deployment, and endpoint management at medium to large-scale (MDT, WDS, SCCM, FOG, or similar technologies)
  • Experience with containerized workflows

Desired Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience with automation tools (ex: ansible, terraform, chef, puppet)
  • Experience working in public cloud and on-prem hybrid environments
  • Experience developing Azure AD, O365, and hybrid windows environments

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

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.

(Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $111,000 USD - $155,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

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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