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Principal C++ Developer (Product/Leadership Focus) - Live Games

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for a Principal C++ Developer with managing experience who thrives exploring new ideas at the forefront of mobile game innovation, building ground- breaking bite- sized entertainment for millions of users.

Your role within the Kingdom

Our programmers are at the heart of our game development. They are committed, talented generalists who contribute not only to the code, but to the entire product. They come from diverse backgrounds, but they are all passionate about games, working closely with the rest of the team.

We’re looking for someone with a technical mindset and with previous experience managing small teams. Your role will be to help your team with their day- to- day tasks, primarily focused on game stability and quality, as well as with their mentoring and guidance. You will help with prioritization and estimations, being the main point of contact between your team and the game’s Tech Lead.

With us, you'll get to work at the forefront of the mobile gaming business, in an energised and fun environment. At King, you're always right in the middle of the team, contributing with not only your programming skills but also with your passion for games and how to build them. Naturally you'll share your knowledge and skills with the rest of the team and King.

Some bite- sized bullet points of the job description are:

  • Design, architect, test and implement technical features

  • Manage a small group of developers, with a focus on mentoring.

  • Help with roadmaps, timelines, estimations, and priorities.

  • Improve the technical foundation of the game supporting new and existing features

  • Deliver high quality and well- structured code

  • Share knowledge

Skills to create thrills

You have a great passion for programming and are committed to quality and polish. You are genuinely passionate about making games, developing new innovative features and solutions, and game industry R&D - whether you have done so professionally already or are looking to join the industry! You need to care for the professional development of your peers and their wellbeing. As a developer, you are also analytical and interested in understanding the whole tech stack. And, of course, you’ll need to know what makes a good game.

Other skills include

  • Previous experience within software development

  • Previous experience managing small teams

  • Deep knowledge of C++

  • Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Passion for software development

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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