Engineering Manager
Riot Games - Santa Monica, CA

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Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 32 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That’s where you come in.

We are currently seeking an Engineering Manager to drive technical projects and provide leadership for a large group of engineers in an innovative and fast paced environment. Our interview process will emphasize technical skills and management/organizational skills equally.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for planning, execution and success of technical projects

Continually retrospect and drive innovation within our software development process to ensure our developers execute at the highest possible level

Manage teams of software engineers to include task planning and code reviews

Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment

Work closely with producers to ensure we're building awesome features

Provide the mentoring and guidance to create an environment for Riot engineers to continually reach new heights within their career

Requirements:
CS degree required or equivalent work experience

3+ years of relevant experience managing large, fast-paced and dynamic engineering teams

A proven track record of managing successful high-capacity, large-scale, internet-based online projects/architectures

Capable of technical deep-dives into code, networking, operating systems and storage yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold their own in a strategy discussion with Riot's executive team

Comfortable recruiting and managing a team of very bright, experienced engineers on projects and at scale unlike any other they've encountered

That rare mix of intelligence, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of technically astute engineers

Experience with Agile development methodologies

Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral

Preferred:
2+ years in the game industry, including a portfolio of successfully delivered games

Experience working with Linux and Windows operating systems in production environments

Experience with Scrum and/or Kanban practices

A passion and knowledge of current games, especially League of Legends

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.

Required Skills

Required Experience

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