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Engineering Manager, Core Platform

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Are you a natural connector who thrives when developing great people and teams? Are you excited about leading teams to work in a DevOps culture and according to Site Reliability Engineering principles? How about working on Observability, Databases, and Streaming; shaping them for the future as we migrate our game platform infrastructure into public cloud?

Infrastructure Engineering in Core Platform at King, engineers and provides the infrastructure services for the Game Platform of all the King games. Serving millions of queries, events, and requests every second. We are currently rebuilding our offerings to run out of public cloud, as well as the organisation, making sure it’s set up correctly for the exciting road ahead. This is where you come into play!

Your role within our Kingdom

The Applications Engineering team is responsible for core infrastructure application; servicing the game platform on which all the King games run. We create solutions primarily around databases, streaming, observability. Currently we are just in the beginning of our long and super exciting process of migrating our offerings from on- prem to fully running in public cloud.

We are looking for someone to help us lead the team, inspire and empower the talent as well as supporting personal development and doing stakeholder communications, planning and goal setting.

We believe that you share our passion for learning new things, asking questions, quality, continuous improvement and coding. Even more importantly you care deeply about an inclusive, friendly, passionate and diverse culture. You’ll have a humble and open approach to leadership, with a strong belief in autonomy and a keen interest in developing people!

Examples of what you will work on:

  • Staff and recruit to set the team up for success

  • Continuously evolve the teams effectiveness and collaboration to form an empowered team with great culture and spirit

  • Support individuals with personal development

  • Set goals and plan the work of the organisation according to the business goals and the team vision

  • Represent and promote the team in the organisation

  • Facilitate and lead projects, meetings, and workshops

Skills to create thrills

  • We believe that you have an Agile mindset and believe in DevOps practices. 

  • You also have a soft spot for humans and are heavily committed in helping people grow. Have a passion for developing teams and people through recruitment, mentoring, coaching, facilitating feedback and performance management.

  • You enjoy communicating and you have experience from managing teams.

  • The ideal person for this role, will be an experienced Development/Engineering Manager with a technical background in software engineering and/or Site Reliability Engineering.

  • You will enable your team to take ownership whilst empowering them to build awesome solutions here at King!

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

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!

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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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