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Site Reliability Engineer - Technology

Stockholm 162 (1)

Job Description

At King more than 100 billion events flow through our streaming infrastructure and platform every day. We are looking to find someone eager to help us engineer and manage the Kafka environment constituting the heart of this ecosystem.

We believe that you share our passion for learning new things, coding (primarily in Python), quality, automation, continuous improvements, and actively building and upholding a great culture. Above all, we would like to see that you have a genuine interest in streaming.

Your role within our Kingdom

Our job is to build effective, stable and reliable large scale infrastructure tools and services for our platform, games, and product teams. We strive to empower developers to be autonomous and flexible. We continuously work to create self service models for our tech in close collaboration with development teams.

We engineer and provide the shared infrastructure platform serving all of our games, as well as environments for developers and supporting tech like observability, log management, and event transport. This includes everything from working in our data centers, writing code for full stack orchestration and automation, troubleshooting distributed systems and resolving production incidents.

This includes:

  • Datacenter colocation management

  • Production network engineering

  • Linux platforms, on- prem and hybrid clouds

  • Databases, event- transport, and orchestration of java platforms

  • Alerting, monitoring, and Incident resolution

We care deeply about our culture and believe in:

  • Continuous improvement of everything we do

  • An inclusive and diverse workplace

  • Iterate tech changes in small steps

  • Infrastructure as code

  • Automation and coding as much as possible

  • Spreading and sharing ideas openly

  • Collaboration and peer reviews

  • Being accountable and taking responsibility for our actions and results

  • Blame- free and respectful problem solving

  • Asking for help

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience working with streaming data platforms

  • Strong development skills in Python, and some knowledge of Java, Perl, SQL, or similar

  • Experience automating and orchestrating distributed systems as well as creating internal tools such as service discovery integrations or metrics pipelines

  • Interest or experience in database technologies like MySQL, Cassandra, HDFS/Hadoop, etc

  • Monitoring systems like OpenTSDB, InfluxDB, Graphite, etc

  • Log management systems like Graylog, the ELK stack, etc

  • Orchestration frameworks like Ansible, Salt, etc

  • Familiarity with Linux performance tools

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in written and spoken English

Making the world playful

When it comes to interactive mobile entertainment, we're pretty proud to be number one. We bring moments of magic to hundreds of millions everyday through games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that’s it.

Dream bigger

It's an exciting time to join King. We're challenging ourselves to dream bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. Together we’ll create new experiences that raise the bar. Through creativity and innovation, we'll redefine the world of games again and again.Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.

King in Stockholm

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This is where it all began. From our Stockholm studio we first embarked on the Candy Crush Saga and the rest is Nordic folklore…

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Relocation Guide

Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.

That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here – like hiking and eating raw herring.


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Technology & Development @ King

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Technology & Development

We create unforgettable games that are loved by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Every day we experiment, prototype and challenge the norms.

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