Build Engineer
Riot Games - Clayton, MO

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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. Recently named the most played PC game in the world, over 11 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.

As Build Engineer, you’ll develop, manage, and maintain build and release tech while working to stamp out tedium by automating day-to-day operations. You’ll work hands-on with various tech and tools to improve automation, and always look for ways to shave seconds off of weighty workloads. With a focus on best practices that promise a high quality bar you still thwart convention, finding new ways to swiftly and effectively deliver player-worthy content to one of the largest live online services in the world.

You are:
Experienced: you’ve got at least five years’ hands-on operation as a build engineer with three or more years in build, test, release and deployment automation; release management, live service software, and large scale global application deployment experience will earn you bonus points

Up to code: you probably have a working understanding of C++ and Java, able to read code and understand its basic form and function

Always iterating: you live and breathe continuous delivery, always seeking new ways to improve automation processes, and easily pick up new tech skills as needed

Cool under pressure: as a build surgeon you don’t panic when your patient goes belly up; you stay cool and collected during the messiest emergencies

A gamer: while you might not be a gaming industry pro, you’re a passionate player at heart and can harness your engineering powers for the gaming good

You will:
Build, manage, and maintain automation processes while investigating build failures if a build decides to go rogue

Combat ghosts in the machine, ensuring automation processes are running smoothly

Tackle tedium and be a productivity champion by figuring out how to give more work to computers

Engage various teams and present build and release pipelines in a language everyone can speak

Always be on the lookout for ways to reduce workload and fine-tune software deployment

Your tech specs: as an experienced Build Engineer , you’re pro at a majority of these technologies and are comfortable working with them daily

SCM Solutions (Perforce/GitHub)

CI (Jenkins/Electric Commander)

In-house test (automation) tools

Atlassian tools (JIRA/FishEye/Crucible)

Perl/Ruby

Ant/Maven

VMWare (ESX/ThinApp)

VisualStudio 2005/2010 (PC development)

XCode (Mac development)

Chef (OpsCode)

Nexus Professional (SonaType)

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.

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