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Senior eSports Program Manager

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 06-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Esports team is focused on delivering amazing fan experiences through our global events and regional competitions. Our professional and semi-professional competitive tiers in League of Legends, VALORANT and other Esports involve thousands of players and hundreds of organizations competing every week.

The TFT & Emerging Esports team is focused on developing new esports for Riot. Today, that focus is on TFT, the largest strategy game in the world, and 2XKO, our upcoming 2D fighting game. In the future this focus could include other new titles from Riot. While some roles on the team are focused on supporting specific games, this role is a program manager that supports all the games in the Emerging Esports portfolio.

• Project Management
- Create project management tools, rituals, and systems that support our games and events, such as 2XKOs launch, and TFT Opens.
• Drive Prioritization - Work with product managers on TFT & Emerging Esports, focused on specific games, to understand product requirements for their games and how they would partner with other teams across esports and Riot, understanding their objectives and impact, to create a cross game prioritization that drives alignment with partner teams to on how to have the most impact on our games.
• Operational Strategy - Partner with Business Development, Content Services, Esports Tech, Finance, and Insights, to develop options and strategies for how we put our near and long term plans into action, exploring opportunities for efficiencies when we build something in-house, through a 3rd party, or a combination of both.
• Esports x Game Integrations - Drive opportunities with Esports Tech and Game teams to increase awareness, interest, and engagement with our esports - such as in-game notifications, livestats, and other game features

Required Qualifications:
• 6+ years of program management experience
• Experience working with broadcast, events, and software development teams
• Experience working in ambiguity to build new initiatives/products from the ground up
• Experience working with on a global team, partnering with international teams around the world to deliver results, even when you can't be in region
• Experience working with 3rd party vendors, including RFP development, vendor selection and onboarding, and operationalizing their scope
• Experience working with executives and senior leaders and presenting to large groups across all levels of an organization
• Experience with Google Sheets/Excel and Google Slides/Powerpoint

Desired Qualifications:
• Passion for TFT, Fighting Games, and Esports
• Experience working with teams in China

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 the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!
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 $142,900.00 - $199,600.00 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-gkxvvq-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $142,900 to $199,600 Per Year ($ 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.