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Technical Product Manager - League Studios, Game Engine Developer Experience

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 04-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
League Studio is the entity within Riot Games that makes League of Legends, Wild Rift, and Teamfight Tactics along with other games in development. 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 engine, tools, and developer experience for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics.

As a Technical Product Manager III (TPM) at Riot, you will combine industry knowledge with product leadership to provide players with essential features and supporting systems. As the TPM for Hextech Developer Experience, you will set the product direction, vision, and strategy for the critical systems, frameworks, and tools within the Hextech Game Engine. League Studio developers will depend on your products across the full game development lifecycle from concept through delivery and maintenance. You will be responsible for defining the product requirements and their success metrics. You will ensure there is a clear articulation of the customer value proposition along with a smooth onboarding experience to utilize your products and features.

You will leverage your knowledge of game engines, game development, and game application architecture to build products that allow developers to structure their data and develop game behaviors while managing tradeoffs between performance, data reliability, scalability, and debuggability optimized for the player experience. You will also ensure that the engine architecture can be leveraged efficiently by the around-game client and to create tools and plugins used across League Studios.

You will report to the Director of Product Management of Hextech.

• Define and drive a vision, strategy and roadmap for your products
• Lead and set the direction for the products, tools, and support structure
• Manage relationships with partners/stakeholders, customer and partner communications
• Gather user feedback and incorporate it into product roadmaps
• Ensure your products and team is aligned with the game teams' and Riot's goals
• Partner and collaborate with the Engineering Manager and Technical Leads to align on the product and technical plan the team executes against
• Review and develop Service Level Agreements and goals with all core customers

Required Qualifications:
• 6+ years of relevant industry experience
• 4+ years of product management experience
• Hands-on experience with game engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal) and game development
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience with strong technical knowledge and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent teamwork, team leadership, communication, and stakeholder management

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience shipping on multiple platforms
• Experience defining developer experiences and developer platforms
• Experience working with teams building software for internal users
• Experience working on live games or services operating at global scale

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.
• (Bellevue 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-ro8794-3-236-83-154-42 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.