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Tools Developer - The Lab

London 164

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for a curious and super- talented Tools and automation engineer to discover new and exciting means to continue our roaring success.

Your role within our Kingdom

As a Tools and automation engineer, you will be responsible for building the necessary tools and automations that support our development processes and expanding our testing and automation infrastructure, for both game teams and internal use. You will work in a highly performing team with a strong vision on delighting our game teams with technology that improves their productivity. There will be plenty of space and opportunities to learn new technologies as we are continuously improving our ways of working, and you will take part in setting standards, guide and support developers on how to use our common build infrastructure.

The development teams need your expertise and help to make sure the tools and systems are used consistently, optimally and keep up as technology evolves. As an expert in tooling and automation, your work will be the foundation we build our games with. In addition, you will be helping the Studio to innovate in their processes and tooling frameworks to improve the way we produce our creative work and meet exquisite quality in our live titles, so that it can be done effectively, comfortably and to the highest standards.

The overall technology and automation stack for tooling is mostly relying on Python, C++ and small microservices, that support cross- platform tools for windows, OSX and linux desktops. Test automation is also relying on Python and C++ for both Android and IOS targets. The teams work with a Lean development methodology and we value our fast- paced environment and flexible approach.

Skills to create thrills

This is a list of skills we would expect you to meet to be able to do the day to day tasks of the role:

  • Experience building tools with UI for internal or external usage.

  • A desire to experiment, learn and innovate to continuously improve our internal build and CI/CD stack, and take them far beyond with new tools and automations

  • Passion to complement the ecosystem with new innovations, tools and services that improve our ways of working and makes us more successful

  • A team player who can coach and support teams when setting up and using CI, versioning and build systems, complementing them with tools and automations

  • A willingness to help our developer’s community and be the first line of defense of our infrastructure. Serving and helping others is key to succeed in this role.

  • Experience building C++ for Android and iOS, and knowledge of its toolchain and key signing processes as well as release and deploy to store process

  • Passionate about delivering quality code

  • TDD mindset

Tasty bonus skills

This is a list of skills we would value very positively for you to have. However, we welcome you anyway, and this would be part of what you will become an expert of when taking this role.

  • Experience in building tools using Qt on C++ or Qt for Python

  • Experience using our current build technologies is valuable - CMake and Gradle to compile projects

  • Setting up and running Continuous integration/Delivery systems using Jenkins

  • Experience in scripting languages - Python and Groovy preferred

  • Knowledge in Docker, Google Cloud, Kubernetes as well as VM’s and O.S. capabilities are welcomed

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the
company.

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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