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Staff Software Engineer - TFT, Gameplay

Riot Games

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 work with both new and current technologies, creating innovative solutions to overcome high-volume obstacles and to deliver player value.

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Gameplay team within Teamfight Tactics, you will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to enable the creation of new game features, systems, and gameplay experiences for our players. You will discuss and define the needs of art, design, and audio in a highly collaborative environment. You will build new technology in a wide variety of game systems to meet those needs.  As Teamfight Tactics is a multi-platform game, supporting PC, Android, and iOS, cross-platform experience would be beneficial. You will report to the Engineering Manager responsible for the Gameplay team.


  • Coordinate and collaborate with diverse teams to ensure features meet or exceed player expectations from multiple dimensions (code quality, extensibility, modularity, scalability, security, operational concerns, and industry standards/trends)
  • Work closely and align with various stakeholders spanning multiple teams to ensure we’re delivering awesome features that will excite them
  • Set the tone for, contribute to, and define technical discussions/designs that your team is accountable for
  • Reduce ambiguity in a problem space through technical discovery & prototyping
  • Form relationships with content creators
  • Mentor engineers to develop technically sound features and foster a creative atmosphere in which all disciplines can shine
  • Influence software engineering best practices within the team, including design reviews, coding standards, code reviews, tools improvements, source control management, and test/build/deploy processes
  • Develop sustainable solutions, improving the engine and leaving it better than you found it
  • Participate in the team's support rotation

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years game industry or relevant engineering experience
  • Expertise in C++ in a real-time environment
  • Have been responsible for driving the design and leading of development of large-sized efforts (6-month scope), including requirements gathering, planning, testing, and release or deployment
  • Collaborative mindset and experience working with others disciplines
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Solid history of mentoring others in both soft and hard skills
  • Familiarity with iterative development methodologies like Scrum, Agile, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with game engine tools, workflows, & content pipelines

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in the video game industry including one or more shipped titles
  • Mobile and/or multi-platform experience a bonus

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

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.

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).


Location: Los Angeles, USAJob Id: REQ-0005969
Date found: 2022-10-30

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