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Staff Software Engineer, Rendering - League Of Legends

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 02-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
At Riot Games, innovation in gaming is at the heart of what we do. As a Software Engineer for League of Legends on PC, focusing on graphics, you will have a vital role in bringing our games to life. Your work will directly influence the player experience, making every frame count. Projects will vary, combining both individual expertise and team collaboration.

As a Staff Software Engineer in the Gameplay team, you will be at the forefront bringing modern rendering techniques to the rich universe of League of Legends. This role is not just about coding; it's about pioneering innovative solutions that resonate with millions of players worldwide. In this role, you will report directly to an engineering manager in the Gameplay team.

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead as the rendering authority within the team.
• Empower Art to turn their vision into a visually stunning reality.
• Innovate the engine technology that will pioneer the direction of the game
• Build effective and efficient art tools and pipelines for various platforms.
• Collaborate with other teams to chart the future of rendering within the studio.
• Enhance and monitor the game client's performance.

Required Qualifications:
• 6+ years of professional programming experience.
• A degree in a relevant field or comparable professional experience.
• Expert knowledge of modern rendering techniques, workflows and asset pipelines.
• Ability to collaborate and build trust with artists.
• Experience writing and optimizing shaders with HLSL or GLSL.
• Strong understanding of 3D math and graphics pipelines.
• Expertise in low-level optimization with C++.
• Background in the gaming industry and familiarity with different game engines.

Desirable Skills:
• Interest in Stylized Rendering.
• Experience working with Environment, Character and VFX artists.
• Proficiency with Unreal Engine or Unity.
• Proficiency with Substance, Maya, Houdini or other art content creation tools.

As part of our team, you'll contribute to creating unforgettable gaming experiences for our players worldwide. We value creativity, collaboration, and a commitment to quality by directly supporting our engineers with opportunities for professional growth and development. Join us at Riot Games, where your skills and passion will help shape the future of gaming.

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 $183,300.00 - $256,600.00 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-dy5vzm-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $183,300 to $256,600 Per Year ($ 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.