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Engineering Manager, Fiction Factory

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

As an engineering manager at King your primary responsibility is to be a servant leader to the team you support ensuring that they are growing as engineers and delivering great features. You are a constant ambassador of innovation in the team. You will partner with Product Managers, Agile Coaches, Technical Directors, and Producers to define strategy and execution for the teams.

You will be a part of the engine team - Fiction Factory. We are a group of approximately 40 skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate people. We are cross- located and 3 beautiful cities (Malmö, Barcelona, and Stockholm). The technology we produce is used across more than 14 different King games including Candy Crush Saga and delivers gaming experiences to nearly a quarter of a billion mobile game players every month. Some of the technologies part of Fiction Factory are:

  • A highly optimized game engine run- time capable of delivering high quality 2D and 3D mobile gaming experiences across a huge range of mobile devices.
  • A content editing tool and environment that enables rapid design and development of mobile games.
  • A content and build pipeline enabling efficient iteration of game teams and over- the- air delivery of content to mobile game players all around the world.

Your role within our Kingdom

Day to day, you’ll work closely with our game engine development teams to deliver a compelling product offering to our internal game teams.

As an Engineering Manager, you will coach and empower your team so they can excel in building great software and grow in their careers. You will provide goals and feedback to help them achieve their best performance.  You have an agile and servant approach to leadership and believe in autonomy and self- improvement. You will lead a team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands- on career development.

You will work with the recruiting team to attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent.

You identify and challenge any performance issues in the teams preventing them from reaching the best outcome and you will work closely with the rest of leadership to identify needs and suggest paths of improvement in the organization.

Skills to create thrills

You thrive when developing great people and teams, not just great software, and products. You inspire, grow, lead, and manage a team to high performance standards.

You have experience managing teams and have successfully solved many of the tough organizational challenges that follow. You will be comfortable managing teams of 10 to 20 people.

You demonstrate strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

You have a software development background.

Bonus points

You have experience in customer focused development. 

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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