Senior Systems Engineer - Player Platform, Build

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will leverage your experience to maintain the health of our build farm servers and improve the efficiency and speed of the CI/CD build jobs. You will also lead efforts to improve the capabilities of the build farm guided by customer need. Planned improvements include transitioning our build nodes from static VMs to ephemeral nodes hosted in AWS, upgrading our OSX and Windows build nodes to the latest version, and improving the observability of our job pipelines and build nodes. You will mentor other engineers to accelerate both their growth and yours.

As a member of the Build team, you will support the secure and reliable build and release of internal products to Riot's game teams, including the Riot Client and Player Platform SDK. These products provide essential cross-game capabilities that level up the player experience. You will collaborate with the teams in Player Platform that own these products to build the right features and customization for their evolving needs. You will partner with a team of outstanding engineers and craft leads to support products that are used by hundreds of Rioters and millions of players every day. You will report to the Engineering Manager of the Build team in Player Platform.


  • Support existing build and release processes, and improve them to handle additional deployment channels and platforms
  • Ensure high availability of the build farm nodes and associated systems
  • Plan, design, deploy and operate new features that support the growth of the build farm
  • Implement and operate services and tools used by Riot developers, and help deliver value to Riot players world-wide
  • Work with us to level-up our technical designs, systems architecture, quality, and operational capabilities
  • Build outstanding system designs to serve Player Platform and game teams reliably

Required Qualifications: 

  • 6+ years of experience building software services, tools and automation aimed at developers, or related experience
  • Experience managing and improving CI/CD pipelines leveraging common tools like Jenkins, Git, and Perforce
  • Experience with Virtualization and Cloud technologies, such as VMWare for Windows & MacOS and AWS
  • Experience with configuration management and orchestration tools, such as Ansible, Salt and Packer.
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience refactoring large and complex build job pipelines into modularized, well tested and reusable units
  • Experience managing OSX VMWare VMs as build nodes with Jenkins
  • Experience setting up or supporting ephemeral instances in a server farm

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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).


Riot Games is looking to hire a Senior Systems Engineer - Player Platform, Build at their Los Angeles, CA, USA location. Job contains the tags Senior, Unity and Programmer.
Job discovered on 10/12/2021