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Database Site Reliability Engineer - Technology

London 164

Job Description

At King, millions of players connect every day to play our games. Our mission to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment has never been more meaningful than it is today.

Do you want to sneak a peek behind the scenes of Candy Crush?

We operate a hybrid infrastructure, both on- premise and cloud hosting, that handles more than 100 billion of events flows through our streaming infrastructure and platform every day. We are looking for someone eager to engineer resilient solutions at scale to strengthen the heart of this ecosystem.

Your role within our Kingdom

Our job is to build effective, stable and reliable large scale infrastructure tools and services for our platforms, 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 care deeply about our culture and believe in:

  • An inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Asking for help and sharing ideas openly
  • Collaboration and blame- free respectful problem solving
  • Automation and coding as much as possible
  • Continuous improvement of everything we do

We engineer and provide the shared infrastructure platform servicing 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 fullstack orchestration and automation to troubleshooting distributed systems and resolving production incidents.

For this role you will join the team responsible for hundreds of shared MySQL database instances serving more than a million queries per second at sub millisecond latency serving the state of all our King games.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience working with MySQL production environments

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

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

  • Knowledge of monitoring systems like OpenTSDB, InfluxDB, Graphite, log management systems like Graylog or ELK

  • Orchestration frameworks like SaltStack, Ansible, Puppet, Terraform etc

  • Comfortable with the Linux command line & its performance tools

  • Able to communicate proficiently in written and spoken English

We think that you are a curious, humble, driven, collaborative, and responsible person who loves to work with infrastructure as code.

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.

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

“Go and watch the sunset at Skinnarviksberget, it’s the best secret beauty spot in the city.”

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

V4P FEB19 014

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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