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Staff Backend Engineer - Activision Blizzard Media

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross- platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®.

The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

We are seeking a Staff Backend Engineer in our Ads Engineering team, empowering cutting edge mobile advertising technologies to create the next generation of our Ads Platform.

Your role within the Kingdom

If you want to create amazing user experiences using the latest technologies, then this is the right job for you.

You're an excellent communicator, happy to work with people from several different business units. You can translate business needs into technical requirements and implementation. We are problem solvers, constantly reviewing how and why we do things and learning from each other. We are experimental, trying out new tech and ideas and willing to take risks to drive the entire industry forward.

We are sociable and fun, and we like to hang out together. We are passionate, some might even say quirky, and while we love what we do, our lives are about more than work. We love games, and are obsessed with creating the best player experience.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop new product tools that will enable our advertising business needs

  • You are an experienced front end engineer with a proven track record of building high quality services and web UIs 

  • You will be responsible for building products, supporting experiences and services, delivering in a fast, agile, and reliable manner with high quality and low technical debt 

  • You should be passionate about building, improving, and championing our work. 

  • Collaborate with peers to write, review, or provide feedback on a technical design proposal

  • Mentor junior members in the team

Skills to create thrills

  • 5+ years of front and back end work experience

  • Experienced in HTML5, CSS3, javascript, and web development in general.

  • Experience in driving overall design of frontend and backend solutions so that they work cohesively together.

  • Experienced in writing backend services using Java & SQL.

  • Focused on usability, maintainability and quality, building for the long term.

  • Structured and analytical.

  • A comfortable people person, able to make non- technical users feel at ease

  • Able to see a user experience from the user's point of view.

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

  • A curious and fast learner who keeps up to date with changing technologies

  • Motivated by challenges and new opportunities.

  • Used to test- first development, UNIX environments, Git.

Bonus points

  • Have experience working with React and/or Angular.

  • Knowledge of ES7+, TypeScript, Java 8+

  • Has worked with CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS, CSS modules)

  • Experienced working with build tools like Webpack, NPM scripts, Gradle.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 cannot 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.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. 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. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.
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