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Riot’s People team exists to help Rioters make better decisions around its talent. We bring our expertise to all areas of HR such as hiring, onboarding, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, benefits, perks, compensation, employee relations and off-boarding so that all Rioters can flourish.

As HR Business Partners, we are not a compliance function and we don’t make decisions from an ivory tower. Instead, we carefully listen to the problem spaces and work with Rioters to get to an optimal outcome. We view ourselves as trusted consultants and advisers with a specific expertise in all things HR. Working in People at Riot enables you to redefine what effective human resource practices are. We re-imagine the employee experience so they resonate with our workforce and our leaders and enables them to flourish

As a Senior HR Business Partner reporting to our Director, HRBP supporting the Games Division, you will bring broad skills to the support of your assigned teams/groups, and will often play a role in large scale projects spanning multiple functions. You will act as a strategic partner helping shape people strategies in ever evolving and growing businesses/functions. You will also own deploying People tools and programs ensuring global consistency and careful creation to make sure programs work for your population of Rioters. You will be the go-to resource for all things related to talent, ranging from performance management to total rewards. You will be a culture promoter and a deployer of tools and programs that turn Rioter potential into performance and results.


  • Be the face of performance management, leading calibration sessions, group specific trainings, messaging, and ensuring liability with the process
  • Partner on developing an annual engagement strategy and implementation plan to promote employee engagement and make improvement on Riot priorities
  • Develop change management plans for important organization changes
  • Inform D&I projects based on business group dynamic and operate as the delivery arm for D&I programs
  • Help inform organization design with an eye towards effectiveness and long-term cost control
  • Help develop forward-looking succession plans and other plans to address gaps and blockers as part of broader workforce and capability planning
  • Partner with leadership and Comp to maintain fair compensation and job leveling (within your group and across Riot) 
  • Give input into L&D, comp, benefits and other COE programs based on Riot needs identified
  • Provide periodic audits of information systems records and work with disciplines and products to ensure data accuracy
  • Be a contact for employee relations, assisting with documentation and being a first contact for initial leave of absence and accommodation related questions (partnering with the HR Operations team to provide guidance to Rioters and managers)
  • Conduct exit interviews and periodic exit analyses, providing themes to leadership

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in an HR generalist/business partner or specialist role with progression
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, Organizational Design, or relevant field; or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, consulting, collaboration, and leadership experience
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience working with or supporting diverse communities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting creative teams in entertainment, publishing, gaming, or tech companies

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on 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

Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $123,000 - $173,000 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).