Director – Operations

External Development

Posted on 5/29/2024

Riot Games

Riot Games

5,001-10,000 employees

Develops online multiplayer battle arena games

Consumer Software

Senior, Expert

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • 10+ years of experience in games, tech, entertainment, or media
  • 5+ years of game development experience in leadership roles
  • 5+ years of experience working with outsourcing of Art, Animation, VFX, or Audio
  • 4+ years of direct management experience
  • Experience with various development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, Live Service)
  • Deep knowledge of games, gaming audiences, and the gaming industry
  • Experience in ambiguous, collaborative environments with team members of different levels and disciplines
  • Experience in maintaining working relationships with regional stakeholders
  • Experience in product management and prioritization schemes
  • Experience in translating product vision into operating strategy and organizational design
  • Experience in overseeing contracts, budgets, negotiations, and vendor relationships
  • Experience in managing direct reports from multiple disciplines
  • Knowledge of fundamental game art craft skills
  • Developing and executing outsourcing development strategy
  • Assessing internal talent capabilities and identifying external engagement opportunities
  • Assessing cost and capability of external teams/products
  • Informing Studio and BU leadership on status, cost, and quality of external engagements
  • Holding external development teams accountable for commitments
  • Developing accountability rituals for teams
  • Driving outsourcing processes and managing staff
  • Resolving conflicts between outsourcing and internal teams
  • Ensuring psychological safety and healthy feedback culture
  • Assessing holistic approach to staffing with co-development studio leaders

Riot Games is a developer known for popular multiplayer online battle arena games such as League of Legends and VALORANT, as well as other titles like Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and Wild Rift. The company utilizes cutting-edge technologies to continuously change the way video games are developed and supported, including mobile and console platforms.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Los Angeles, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth




Family Care

Open Paid Time Off


Play Fund

Donation Matching