Snr Manager, Technical Animation, League of Legends

About the Employer

Established in 2020, the Singapore Studio is Riot’s second international game development studio. Working together with our Hong Kong Studio, Riot has been expanding our footprint in Asia and accelerating our talent growth to develop games that deliver great experiences to our players. Our mission is to “scale Riot’s games to hyper-serve players.”

We partner with our LA headquarters on game development for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra. We’re also building teams for VALORANT and Project L, our take on a fighting game. The Singapore Studio is seeking talented, passionate Rioters with backgrounds in all areas of game development to build games that make it better to be a player.

We’re focused on working together to promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and inclusivity, so every Rioter can be their best while we boldly pursue games.

That's where you come in.

As Technical Animation Lead/Lead Animation TD, you will anticipate Hong Kong and Singapore Studio’s short and long term technical animation needs, develop a strategy to deliver on those needs - accelerating animators, maintaining excellent quality, and ensuring that the animation team’s output meets all technical and other standards required by our portfolio of projects.

Responsibilities:

  • As overall technical animation craft lead, you will oversee the quality of the work the team deliver, and set the bar for excellence
  • You will build a world class team by sourcing AAA animation talent in China, and develop and grow their skills through training and feedback
  • You will own our studio’s animation tools and processes, and facilitate and improve them in order to accelerate animation production and meet project technical requirements and other standards
  • Collaborate with Rioters in HK and worldwide, to make sure product goals are fulfilled and working practices are appropriate
  • You will accomplish your mission with complete autonomy if the need arises; you're dedicated in finding creative and effective solutions to vigilantly eliminate difficult problems

Applicable technologies:

  • Maya
  • Python
  • LUA

Our Perks:

  • Full relocation support
  • Full health insurance for you, your spouse and children
  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play Fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.

As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work.