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Java Backend Developer - Live Games

V4P FEB19 014

Job Description

Want to create the world’s best mobile games? Have you got the skills to make that happen? We’re looking for a Developer to join our Kingdom. You’ll be part of a team that speak your language, taking on complex challenges - using some pretty nice tech. Our games are adored by hundreds of millions of people, and you’ll be building them. As well as the engines, systems and platforms that make them play brilliantly on any platform.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

If you want to create amazing user experiences and entertainment for millions of players to enjoy on the go then this is the right job for you. Together with your colleagues you will have a part in creating and maintaining our mobile casual games. You will specify, design, build and implement existing and new game features. As part of the development team you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Sharing knowledge and helping colleagues

  • Contributing high quality and well- structured code to our global code base

  • Maintaining and optimizing new and existing game features

  • Taking an active part in game creation

  • Designing, testing and implementing game features

Skills to create thrills

You​ ​have​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​building ​backend technologies that serve millions of users every day.​ ​​​You are a good​ ​communicator,​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​people​ ​from​ ​several​ ​different​ ​business​ ​units. You​ ​can​ ​translate​ ​business​ ​needs​ ​into​ ​technical​ ​requirements​ ​and​ ​implementation.​ ​​​You are excited​ ​about​ ​doing​ ​what’s​ ​best​ ​for​ ​the​ ​game,​ ​and​ ​adaptable​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​work​ ​on​ ​different​ ​things as​ ​the​ ​game​ ​moves​ ​between​ ​phases.

Other​ ​skills​ ​include:

  • Able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​client​ ​developers​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​we’re​ ​building​ ​the​ ​right​ ​things

  • Strong​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​Java,​ ​databases​ ​and​ ​caching

  • Familiar​ ​working​ ​with​ ​UNIX​ ​environments,​ ​bash​ ​and​ ​git

  • Knowledgeable​ ​about​ ​web​ ​protocols,​ ​application​ ​servers​ ​and​ ​web​ ​servers

  • Familiarity​ ​with​ ​testing​ ​frameworks

Bonus Points

  • Experience​ ​with​ ​Gradle​

  • Experience with build tools (e.g. Jenkins), and cloud hosting (e.g. GCP)

  • Willingness to learn C++ when needed

  • Comfortable​ ​with​ ​HTML,​ ​CSS​ ​and​ ​JavaScript

  • Modern​ ​web​ ​client​ ​development​ ​frameworks,​ ​eg:​ ​AngularJS,​ ​ReactJS

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 that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you’re from, it’s all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent - because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

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 can find more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. And we will be happy to tell you more about the role and about us.

You should submit your application in English.

King in Berlin

Location Berlin (1)

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Berlin is hip but with heart. You’ll find our Berlin Kingdom in Mitte, the city's central district right in the thick of the action.

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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.

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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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