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Senior Applied Machine Learning Researcher

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for applying AI/ML research in a real- world problem? Are you interested in problem solving and are equipped with a curious mindset? How about the combination of data exploration, building AI/ML solutions, and developing AI/ML tools to help our teams enhance our players' experiences? Then you could be our new, shiny, Senior Applied ML Researcher!

Your role within our Kingdom

You´ll be part of a central AI R&D team. Working closely together with our ML Operation team and our games domain experts, as well as roles such as Product Owner, AI/ML Engineers, Developers and Data Scientists on multiple products. Our mission? Bringing research to games and production responsibly. In particular, we are focused on creating products for a deeper understanding of our players, content generation, AI game playtesting, predictive models, and recommender systems.

As an Applied ML Researcher at King, you will be researching, prototyping, and implementing to advance our games and business applications to the next level by using the latest in the field of Machine Learning (ML) including deep neural networks for supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, generative models and more conventional ML methods.

With over 250+ million monthly active users and 50+ billion events being uploaded daily, you´ll really have a lot of data to play with. Together with your team members you´ll get to learn on the job every day!

Skills to create thrills

So what about you? You probably have hands- on experience in various ML projects working both with modelling and engineering. Or maybe; you have been conducting applied research in the area of machine learning in academia for a few years and curiosity on real- world challenges took over and you moved to industry to solve problems through automation and AI/ML solutions. You like mentoring, enjoy experimenting with data and new tech stacks, and algorithms all to build
top- class solutions.

  • PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, machine learning, artificial intelligence or equivalent

  • +5 years of post- graduate academic or industrial experience in the field of machine learning or AI

  • Previous mentoring or supervision experience

  • Solid working experience of Python

  • Working experience of Tensorflow or similar frameworks

  • Experience in applied AI/ML applications

Tasty bonus skills

Have any sweet experiences with one or some of the following areas? Then we sure like to hear about them!

  • Development in or exposure to environments/sw products in C++ and/or Java

  • Familiarity with one of the Cloud solutions

  • Contributions to open source projects

  • Publications or write ups in the area of artificial intelligence or machine learning

  • We know that you are into games on some level (casual, console, board- games, Uno etc.)

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 craft games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds to bring them to life. We believe we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and new ideas in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we provide
equal opportunities and hire all sorts of talent.

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that takes pride in having fun. Every single day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to craft the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company, Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, we’d love to talk with you.

Ready to level up? Join our Kingdom!

You can find more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at And we will be happy to tell you more about the role and about us.

You should submit your application in English.

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!

Applications needs to be in English.
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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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