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Site Reliability Engineer

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

At King, millions of players connect every day to play our games. Our mission to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment has never been more meaningful than it is today.

Do you want to sneak a peek behind the scenes of Candy Crush? We operate a hybrid infrastructure, both on- premise and cloud hosting, that handles more than 100 billion of events flows through our streaming infrastructure and platform every day. We are looking for someone eager to engineer resilient solutions at scale to strengthen the heart of this ecosystem.

Your role within the Kingdom

Our job is to build effective, stable and reliable large scale infrastructure tools and services for our platforms, games and product teams. We strive to empower developers to be autonomous and flexible. We continuously work to create self service models for our tech in close collaboration with development teams.

We care deeply about our culture and believe in:

  • An inclusive and diverse workplace

  • Asking for help and sharing ideas openly

  • Collaboration and blame- free respectful problem solving

  • Automation and coding as much as possible

  • Continuous improvement of everything we do

We engineer and provide the shared infrastructure platform servicing all of our games, as well as environments for developers and supporting tech like observability, log management and event transport. This includes everything from working in our data centers, writing code for fullstack orchestration and automation to troubleshooting distributed systems and resolving production incidents.

For this role you will join the team responsible for hundreds of shared MySQL database instances serving more than a million queries per second at sub millisecond latency serving the state of all our King games.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience working with MySQL production environments

  • Development skills in Python, and some knowledge of Perl, SQL, Java, or similar

  • Experience automating and orchestrating distributed systems as well as creating internal tools such as service discovery integrations or metrics pipelines

  • Knowledge of monitoring systems like OpenTSDB, InfluxDB, Graphite, log management systems like Graylog or ELK

  • Orchestration frameworks like SaltStack, Ansible, Puppet, Terraform etc

  • Comfortable with the Linux command line & its performance tools

  • Able to communicate proficiently in written and spoken English

We think that you are a curious, humble, driven, collaborative, and responsible person who loves to work with infrastructure as code.

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

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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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