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Senior Backend Developer - Service Framework

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented senior backend developer to shape the future of King’s Service Framework that provides the most popular path to build internal back- end services for some of the most popular mobile games in the world such as Candy Crush Saga. 

The Service Framework team aims to build and maintain the solutions that make it trivial for developers to create, publish and consume APIs for the services they and others build. Ensure that services built at King can communicate with each other easily and securely. Expressing, publishing and consuming a service API is easy. Security concerns and reliability safeguards are incorporated in the solutions we offer. Developers spend their time writing business logic not implementing service integrations, security constructs or network configurations.


Your role within our Kingdom

As a member of the development team, you will play an important role in influencing how King teams develop their internal applications and services that bring great value to our games. Here are a few examples of the team responsibilities: 

Your responsibilities might include:

  • Offer the preferred way to express the service API definitions at King

  • Offer the preferred way to express and enforce access control on these APIs

  • Resolve application- level routing and load balancing the calls from service client to server in a cloud- hybrid compatible way

  • Abstract transport and serialization of the payloads in such a way that Golden Path users are unaware of the details and other users are able to easily consume the APIs

  • Offer our internal Java back- end framework, as the supported framework for teams building Applications in Kings service ecosystem


Skills to create thrills 

  • Solid experience with modern Java, including frameworks and standards

  • Solid experience developing service APIs 

  • Good understanding of modern service architecture

  • Experience developing applications in the cloud


Bonus points

  • Experience with build tools such as Gradle

  • Experience running containerized Java application with cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Cloud Build

  • Experience of using service discovery solutions in the cloud such as Istio and Consul 

  • Experience with identity and access management

  • Enjoys working in a dev- ops culture

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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