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Site Reliability Engineer - Network Services | Shared Tech

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. As a part of our networking team, you will be responsible for our data center network- fabric, edge routers, and load balancers.

We believe you are a team player with a great inclusive culture and a solutions oriented person with a passion for solving problems programmatically through iterative and continuous improvement.

Your role within our Kingdom

The Infrastructure Engineering team operates the production data centre which includes hardware, networks, systems, and services constituting the backend of the King games. Our vision is to engineer and provide the most effective games infrastructure in the world and our job is to build effective, stable and reliable large scale infrastructure tools and services for our platform, games, and product teams. Resilience and uptime is at the core of everything we do. 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 are continuously improving the automation for our production stack, adopting new hybrid solutions and modernizing our platform. And we achieve this by enabling one another, teamwork and most important, by having fun!

We care deeply about our culture and believe in:

● An inclusive and diverse workplace

● Collaborative and blame- free environment

● Continuous improvement of everything we do

● Automation and coding as much as possible

● Asking for help and sharing ideas openly

Skills to create thrills

● Strong Python coding skills and knowledge of other scripting language Bash/Shell

● Comfortable working in a Linux computing environment

● Knowledge of networking layers 1- 7 (extra credits for BGP routing)

● Experience with configuration management and orchestration of distributed systems (extra credits for SaltStack)

● Passionate about open- source and open to new technologies

● You have excellent people skills and can communicate proficiently in written and spoken English

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 need to be in English.
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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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