Staff Software Engineer, Gameplay - Unpublished R&D Office

About the Employer

Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work in a variety of broader domains. As a Staff Software Engineer, you’ll also dive into projects that focus on team cohesiveness and cross-team objectives. You’ll drive gameplay features and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.

As a Staff Software Engineer within Research & Development, you are armed with a wealth of knowledge on the intricacies of gameplay technology to inject life into Riot’s exciting new games. You will work in a small team alongside a product lead, designers, artists, and other engineers to answer fundamental product questions and build experiences that will fulfill our players’ imaginative dreams.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, prioritize, and implement game systems and engine features in a new title
  • Collaborate with product and discipline leads to identify focus areas, handoff points, and provide the best solution for the development phase
  • Lead and contribute to architecture requirements, technical design, and implementation for relevant systems
  • Help shape the technical direction and standards for the team
  • As development advances into full production, iterate on robust, scalable, and performant solutions.
  • Mentor other engineers on the team in all aspects of game development

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of game development experience
  • Significant experience with Client / Server Architectures and Server Authoritative games
  • BS in Computer Science, or proven understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Proficiency using game engines (ex. Unity, Unreal Engine )
  • Strong knowledge of common game and software design patterns
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Experience collaborating with teammates across multiple disciplines
  • Product sense, pragmatism, and player empathy in making tech decisions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with both small and mid-sized engineering teams
  • Experience with serializing structured data ( protobuf for example )
  • Experience with persistence solutions
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience with agile development

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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