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Cloud Architect - Technology

London 164

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced cloud architect to lead GCP migration of Unified Platform(UP) where King teams build, monitor, grow and monetize some of the most popular mobile games in the world such as Candy Crush Saga. The platform contains a suite of software products designed to provide a central, high- quality, robust and extensible toolset with a consistent and stable user experience.

The Unified Platform Foundation (UPF) team aims to provide a competitive technical ecosystem that allows internal teams to easily build and deliver scalable applications without the need of worrying about the infrastructure. Currently we are extending our on- premise infrastructure to GCP with built- in hybrid cloud interconnectivity, which aims to pave the road for other teams who migrate their workload to GCP.

Your role within our Kingdom

As a member of the UPF team, you will play an important role in leading our GCP migration taskforce and powering other teams to leverage latest cloud technologies. Your responsibilities might include:

  • Design and implement hybrid cloud platform in the short team and native cloud platform in the medium term for UP

  • Work with stakeholders on cloud architectural governance and management for applications hosted in UP k8s cluster

  • Support and educate teams migrating to UP k8s cluster

  • Maintain and upgrade UP clusters and the tooling associated

  • Keep evolving UP clusters to meet the technical requirements from teams migrating to it

  • Evaluate existing cloud native framework / tools in the market and advise on the evolution of King's internal framtework/tools

  • Represent King collaborating with other cloud native users in Cloud Native Community Foundation (CNCF)

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience planning and migrating existing workloads to GCP/AWS/Azure with infrastructure as code and automated deployments approach
  • Experience designing hybrid and native cloud infrastructure architectures
  • Solid experience with cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, Terraform
  • Good understanding of GCP services
  • Good understanding of networking and security
  • Ability to drive decisions across different units of the organisation with excellent communication skills

Tasty bonus skills

  • Prior experience as cloud architect
  • GCP architect certification
  • Development experience
  • Passion for experimentation

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 diverse 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 craft games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds to bring them to life. We believe we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and new ideas in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sort of heroes, wouldn’t you agree? That’s why we provide equal opportunities and hire all sorts of talent.

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.

All applications should be made in English and we are keen on getting to know you and the stuff that makes you tick!

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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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