Riot Games

501+ employees
501+ engineers
$10m - $25m funding
Exited (acquired)

Focus on delivering awesome experiences to players and measure everything we do against that goal.

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Why join us?

  • Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Players are the foundation of our community and it’s for them we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 23 offices worldwide.

  • We’re looking for “T-shaped” technologists with a breadth of knowledge across many topics, and a depth of expertise in a few. This means no fear when approaching a problem. Is your SQL as rusty as an old iron fence? No problem, you’ll pick it back up in a few hours if that’s what’s best for your product. Have you been neck-deep in managed code for three years? You just need one good night's sleep with Kernighan & Ritchie under your pillow to go native. Riot technologists grow faster and have a greater impact on the product when they think outside the bounds of tech stack and methodology.

  • We think it’s simple: Focus on delivering awesome experiences to players and measure everything we do against that goal. We’re looking for excellent, like-minded technologists who want to help us in that mission. If that’s you, we’re damn psyched you’re here.

Engineering at Riot Games

Engineering team and processes

Riot teams are cross-functional and autonomous—artists, product leads, engineers, and Rioters from all walks of life align around a vision to solve a problem for players. That could mean working with a highly technical team to ship Riot Direct and lower latency worldwide, building a new scripting language so content creators can evolve and experiment, or working with a small R&D team to prototype an entirely new type of experience. Without excellent communication and collaboration skills, this model of autonomous alignment can rip itself apart. Riot generally operates on agile principles with an emphasis on minimum viable process.

Technical Challenges

To get a view into who we are and what we do, we invite you to check out our tech blog (

Tech stack

Working at Riot Games

Our values: Player Experience First You care about players because you are one. At Riot, every conversation and product decision starts and ends with the player.

Challenge Convention You embrace new ideas and turn feedback into action to deliver the best possible products.

Focus on Talent and Team You focus on solving problems for players. Riot makes that easy. You’re more than an employee number. You surround yourself with hardworking, talented individuals who push you to constantly improve.

Take Play Seriously Games aren’t just a game. You deliver player value by knowing what players value.

Stay Hungry; Stay Humble “Good” is never enough. You’re an ambitious, honest, adaptable envelope-pusher. You’re constantly learning new skills and breaking down barriers to your own growth.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Beautiful Office
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Work from Home
  • Relocation
  • Transportation
  • Travel
Our Team by the Numbers

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