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Engineering Manager

V4P FEB19 014

Job Description

As an engineering manager at King your primary responsibility is to be a servant leader to the team you support: ensuring that they are growing as engineers, focusing rather on delivering great outcome features and not so much on the output. You are a constant ambassador of innovation in the team. You have a technical background in software development, so you’ll be able to challenge and grow your team members. You will partner with Product Managers and Agile Coaches to define strategy and execution for the team.

Your role within our Kingdom

You will support the team to ensure a timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs while advocating advance modern, agile software development practices and helping develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices. You will grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values and culture. You will be an active part of the engineering management community and collaborate with the product organisation. You will be based in Barcelona.

Expected core activities:

  • You will build and manage a team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands- on career development

  • Work with the recruiting team to attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent

  • Work closely with the team, product manager, agile coach, and other stakeholders to ensure we deliver extraordinary user features

  • Empower the team in their delivery of technical solutions to address business needs

  • Advocate and promote modern, agile software development practices

  • Help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices

  • Grow and embody a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values

  • Take an active part of the team and collaborate with other leaders in the organisation

  • Help drive innovation in the team

  • Grow the technical expertise in the team

  • Help to establish and advocate best quality practices across the organization

  • Accountable for the execution of the team

Skills to create thrills

Our ideal Engineering manager is passionate about technology and what it can do for our different business areas and players of King games, and thrives when developing great people, not just great software and products. Key skills you should have include:

  • Solid experience managing tech teams, and successfully solving many of the tough organisational challenges that follow. You will be comfortable leading teams comprised of 10 to 20 people.

  • You have the ability to inspire, grow, lead and develop a team to high performance standards.

  • Ability to steer to consensus, balancing between stakeholder approval and forward momentum.

  • You have experience building meaningful products. You are focused around the outcome over the output.

  • You demonstrate strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that takes pride in having fun. Every single day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to craft the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company, Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. Do you think this is something you can help us achieve? Then we’d love to talk with you.

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.

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Want to join our Kingdom?

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

You should submit your application in English.

King in Barcelona

“Even if you came to Spain to try and become the next Messi, there may still be a job in Barcelona for you.”

Barcelona is energetic, avant-garde and has the self-confident swagger of an ever-growing city. Our Barcelona Kingdom fills 6 floors in the heart of the 22@ district – a district that’s at the centre of innovation in the city.

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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 rolling down the Ramblas, taking a siesta or finding your seat (out of 99.786) at Camp Nou.

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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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