Riot Sydney is looking for an experienced Manager, Software Engineering to join the Sydney-based League, Modes team.

Riot engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the opportunity to work across multiple domains. As Engineering Managers, we gain organizational alignment by building a strong engineering vision and offering creative solutions to organizational design. We also serve as mentors for engineers, guiding their performance and finding growth opportunities delivering compelling gameplay player experiences.

As a Manager, Software Engineering on the Modes team, under League’s Gameplay initiative, you will work with a multidisciplinary leadership team and lead engineers to increase sustainability for current rotating modes and develop tools and workflows that make it easier for designers and artists to create awesome experiences for our players. The play appreciation of our game depends on our ability to keep the game fresh, engaging, and fair for new and seasoned players. You will manage engineers who specialize in the league gameplay tech. You will work with leaders to refine the team’s long-term vision, and the organizational plan to support it.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and socialize an engineering vision for the team
  • Work with team leaders to create a organization and staffing plan that supports product goals
  • Identify, recruit, interview, and hire software engineers to help teams scale effectively.
  • Support the engineers with your own deep engineering expertise
  • Support engineers’ careers through mentorship and identifying growth opportunities
  • Manage the team’s health and performance from a place of empathy
  • Identify and build improvements to allow League of Legends to more sustainably maintain rotating game modes.
  • Support the team to develop features and UI in the League of Legends game engine using C++.
  • Support the team to identify and automate aspects of creating and running existing rotating game modes.
  • Understand the backend services powering League of Legends and support the team to make technical decisions to best use them.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience building and operating software at scale as a Software Engineer
  • 1+ years experience directly leading an engineering team either as an Engineering Manager or Technical Lead and mentor.
  • Experience in Agile processes and continuous delivery
  • Experience working closely with non-engineering collaborators to deliver value
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience working with complex code bases
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or comparable field or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in the games industry

For this role, you’ll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players’ experiences, this could be your role!

Working closely with Riot teams globally, Riot Sydney is a powerhouse of talent, and experts in global development. Our team works on VALORANT, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, alongside exciting R&D and Tech projects.

If you believe that the Player Experience comes first, we want to hear from you. Our players are a diverse group from different backgrounds, and we want to see that reflected in the people who make our games, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment

Our Perks:

At Riot we strongly believe in work/life balance, and we encourage that with our open paid time off policy, paid parental leave (for both primary and secondary carers) and flexible work schedules to fit your lifestyle.

We also believe that work should be fun, we have a LAN gaming room, the latest consoles, a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community, and all the snacks you would ever need to power through your day (even healthy snacks!).

And that’s not all we offer, there’s also:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Stipend
  • Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and Development opportunities

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner’s Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

Tagged as: Agile, Computer Science, Continuous, Creative, Deep Engineering, Empathy, Engineering, Engineering Vision, IT, Leadership, Mentorship, Operating Software, Organizational, Relationship, Software, Software Engineering, Sustainability, Workflows

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