Systems Engineer III - Developer Connections

Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
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.   

The Role

Developer Connections (DevCon) connects developers around the globe allowing them to reliably ship games. We sit at the intersection of Game Studios, R&D, and Central Tech allowing us to keep our fingers on the pulse of development at Riot. Our aim is to unblock teams so they can hit milestones for launching future games.

As a Staff Systems Engineer on DevCon, you set the technical and operational vision for our services. You use your expertise to determine architecture, guide build vs. buy decisions, and provide mentorship for other engineers on the team. You can switch context and tailor your approach to diverse audiences. You are a master of your craft able to dive into infrastructure, networking, or code to pursue the most efficient solution. You'll report to an Engineering Manager.

While no two days are the same on DevCon, we focus on the following offerings:

  • Client delivery platform - ensuring continuous delivery of game clients across PC, mobile, and console
  • Mobile test automation - providing games with reliable methods of compatibility and performance testing across devices
  • Studio essentials - creating a globally unified approach for managing Riot's internal source control, artifact management, and build pipelines
  • Game team collaboration - working with games teams to level up their delivery tech stack and foster collaboration with developers across partner companies


  • Run the lifecycle of physical and virtual resources running on prem and in the cloud
  • Provide Expert knowledge to Riot engineering teams to help them improve their efficiency
  • Teach, support, and guide other engineers to improve technical proficiency and establish lasting mentorship relationships
  • Establish a technical roadmap to ensure our services can scale with Riot's growth

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience
  • Proficiency with Linux operating systems and concepts
  • Proficiency with AWS
  • Working knowledge of container orchestrators (ECS/EKS/K8S)
  • Fluent with Ansible and Terraform
  • Familiarity with Jenkins
  • Experience developing monitoring and alerting solutions
  • Comfortable with scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, and Bash
  • Familiarity with Git, Perforce, or other source control systems

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems and concepts
  • Proficiency with Mac operating systems and concepts
  • Proficiency with AWS EC2/VPC/EKS/S3/RDS infrastructure services
  • Proficiency with Ansible & Terraform
  • Experience with NewRelic products
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience working with Perforce and GitHub Enterprise
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience with Artifactory
  • Experience with Spinnaker

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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