Senior Software Engineer - Riot Developer Experience, Operability

About the Employer

Riot Developer Experience (RDX) enables developers around the globe to provide value to players. We accelerate game teams all across Riot in how they develop, deploy, and operate their backend microservices at scale - globally.

RDX engineers work together in collaborative teams and report to an engineering manager who cares deeply about the engineer’s journey at Riot and broader career in gaming and tech. Beyond hard engineering roles, RDX teams are also supported by a set of product and delivery roles.

As a Senior Software Engineer on RDX Operability, you will be focused on simplifying what it means to operate a globally deployed service at scale. From building and operating the foundational operational visibility platform for Riot to the central User Interface for discovering, configuring and operating your service -- this team partners with Engineers across the company to accelerate their ability to ship value to players.

Responsibilities

  • Create and operate tools and services that help accelerate all of Riot
  • Lead the design and implementation of new software components
  • Teach, support, and guide other engineers to improve the technical bar and establish lasting mentorship relationships
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing platforms
  • Be on rotational on-call for live product support and operational assessment
  • Provide meaningful code review for other members of the team
  • Produce comprehensive user documentation around your implemented solutions
  • Participate in interviews and hiring, helping shape and evolve the culture of the team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or relevant professional experience
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Depth of experience with designing, prioritizing and maintaining high-capacity, high-availability, and high-performant software
  • Understand distributed systems, microservices, and software at high scale
  • Deep experience building high-quality software in languages like Go, Java, Python, or JavaScript
  • Experience with front-end development

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in container-based ecosystems and with a container scheduler (e.g. Marathon, Mesos, Kubernetes, GKE, or Amazon ECS)
  • Experience with distributed systems, specifically microservices
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, ideally Jenkins
  • Understand networking - HTTP down to the network layer (TCP/IP, routing, etc)
  • Understand relational databases like MySQL
  • Understand software performance and influence latency in online games
  • Experience working with operational visibility platforms, such as New Relic, ElasticSearch or Grafana
  • Experience with AngularJS or ReactJS

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.

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