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Riot Engineers bring deep knowledge of specific technical areas but also value the chance to work in many broader domains. As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll also dive into projects that focus on team cohesiveness and cross-team objectives. You’ll lead without authority and provide other engineers with a clear illustration of extraordinary engineering.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the VALORANT Build Systems team, you will develop and improve on the technologies that enable us to deliver VALORANT into our players' hands. You will work on projects that potentially span our full build stack and beyond. To deliver on these projects, you will need to be working with teams within VALORANT as well as partner teams across Riot.

You will report into the Engineering Manager on the team.


  • Design, implement, maintain, and improve on the build and release technologies for VALORANT
  • Work on a range of tech stacks including underlying infrastructure, build and test automation, release pipelines, and developer tooling
  • Work with VALORANT developers and stakeholders to align on priorities and deliverables
  • Collaborate with central technology teams at Riot to leverage their expertise and solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of software engineering experience
  • 3 years of professional experience in C# or Java
  • Experience working in a collaborative development environment
  • Willingness to jump into unfamiliar technologies and take on new challenges
  • Familiarity with (one of the following)
  • Automated build systems
  • Automated test systems
  • Infrastructure and configuration management
  • Building developer tools

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in game development
  • Familiarity with C++, Go, and Groovy
  • Familiarity with WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, and MySQL
  • Experience mentoring fellow developers

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!

Our Perks:

Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and 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.

(Bellevue only) Base salary range between $143,000 USD - $201,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

(Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $143,000 USD - $201,000 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).