The Riot Client is the gateway for our players to play, discover, and install Riot games. Every single player – millions at any given moment – goes through the Riot Client on their way to experience one of Riot’s games, and ensuring their needs, whether they be providing more ways to engage with Riot’s culture & community, or getting into their game as fast as possible, is the primary goal of the Riot Client team. Introduced in 2021, the multi-game Riot Client is poised to become the destination for players to engage with Riot games, events and communities.

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Riot Client team, you’ll create the desktop software that millions of players worldwide use to authenticate, install, patch, discover and launch Riot’s games. Your work will be players’ first touchpoint with the wide range of experiences that Riot has to offer – including League of Legends, Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, and beyond. You will allow players to discover new games from the Riot ecosystem, unlock content, and promote overall deeper engagement.


  • Develop desktop application features in C++
  • Create high-quality software by writing unit, functional, and integration tests
  • Partner with product, quality, user experience, and visual design to create the best possible experience for both players and game developers by providing clear insight into technical requirements and limitations
  • Collaborate with partner teams to drive technical directions and implementations
  • Mentor other engineers in your areas of expertise

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or comparable experience in software development
  • Expertise with C++
  • Experience working with complex code bases
  • Have been responsible for driving the design and leading of development of large-sized efforts (6-month scope), including requirements gathering, planning, testing, and release or deployment
  • Strengths in collaboration and communication

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional or other experience working with web technologies
  • Professional or other experience working with Electron
  • Understanding of build / deploy automation

For this role, you’ll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

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 .

  • Base salary range between – USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.)

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant’s criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

Tagged as: Automation, Collaboration, Communication, Computer Science, Content, Ecosystem, Integration, planning, Software, Software Development, Touchpoint, User Experience, Visual Design, Web, Writing

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