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Director, Technical Production - Hextech Engine

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 03-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
League Studio is the entity within Riot Games that develops League of Legends, Wild Rift, TFT, and Legends of Runeterra. To support the aspirations of these games, the Studio makes significant investments in developing and advancing the League game platform through the Tech Foundations team.

Hextech is a team within Tech Foundations that is accountable for the technology encompassing the engine, tools, and developer experience that is shared between all the games within the studio. Our mission is to provide an end-to-end solution optimized for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra, including a runtime, suite of content development tools, services, and support.

As the Director of Technical Production on Hextech, you will spearhead the development of sustainable and efficient processes across various teams, guiding and mentoring these teams to fulfill their commitments successfully. Additionally, you will provide the necessary support to align team efforts with strategic priorities, ensuring that work is carried out sustainably and with a focus on continuous improvement. You will report to the Senior Director of Technical Production for Tech Foundations.

• Lead the Hextech Technical Production team including coaching, mentoring, hiring, and performance management to ensure a world-class production team.
• Ensure teams make clear commitments and deliver on them.
• Own the initiative work system, including rituals, tracking, reporting, and partner management.
• Assess the organization's maturity, health, and composition to ensure that the organization is set up for success.
• Advocate and represent the product direction set by your product partner.
• Contribute ideas and drive improvements to areas beyond your immediate ownership across different teams and disciplines.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience with strong technical knowledge and problem-solving skills.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Producer, Program Manager, Product Manager, or Development Manager on medium to large technical teams.
• Minimum of 5 years experience as a people manager.
• Excellent organizational leadership and experience applying Agile and Lean development processes at scale.
• Understand product management and how to navigate around constraints while finding balanced solutions.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working with teams building software for internal users.
• Experience working with teams building engine capabilities or gameplay features.
• Experience in game development or understanding how artists, engineers, and game designers build assets and game features for a modern game.
• Experience managing managers.

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 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 $211,300.00 - $318,000.00 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).

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gww7by-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $211,300 to $318,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.