Researcher - Strategic Advisory - Los Angeles , California, United States, 90001

Riot Games was established in 2006 by avid gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. Players form the foundation of our community and it's for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience, and beyond!

We're looking for passionate professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. We embrace those who see things differently and aren't afraid to experiment. That's where you come in.

The Insights discipline helps empower Rioters' decision-making to be more data-informed. We're an interdisciplinary group of scientists, consultants, and strategists from all sorts of backgrounds, that focus on bringing an astute understanding of players to Riot. We join together to represent and advocate for players from around the world. We're a group united by our love of games, science, and helping others succeed.

As a Researcher at Riot Games, you will study and speak for the players around the globe. You'll join the Insights team to work with a multitude of Rioters from across the company. Your scientific skill-set coupled with your audience insight will ensure that we are crafting our products in a player-focused way. You will sit on the central Strategic Advisory department, serving all of Riot's portfolio of products by creating large-scale, foundational market research and business intelligence outputs for Rioters across the company. As part of the team's regular strategic reporting deliverables, you'll also quickly answer important strategic questions for Riot leadership and others through analysis into datasets across Riot, using multimodal approaches that meld research, data, and game analytics into holistic and digestible strategic recommendations.


  • Analyze across many Riot datasets (internal and third-party) to understand which primary research metrics have a relationship to results, and the magnitude of that impact
  • Make strategic recommendations to game teams and Riot leadership about how to respond to active shifts in player sentiment and behavior toward our product portfolio
  • Perform multi-modal analyses about the health of our portfolio of products and overall business

Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Human-Computer Interaction, Statistics, Economics, Marketing, or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of professional/academic experience in quantitative and qualitative primary research methods
  • Familiarity with basic statistical methods for data analysis (regressions, correlations, factor analyses)
  • Proficient in SPSS, R, Python, or other statistical analysis platforms
  • Design and perform basic survey researchand qualitative research

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional/academic experience in content analysis, NLP, or social listening analysis
  • MA in the social sciences or market research, MBA in marketing or business intelligence
  • Basic SQL

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!))

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.


Don't forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive many applications, but we'll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you Dare to Dream and Execute with Excellence.