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Senior Backend Developer

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Senior Backend Developer

 

We're looking for a Senior Java Backend Developer that takes pride in creating the very best bite- sized entertainment for millions of players worldwide.

 

Your role within our Kingdom

 

As our Senior Java Backend Developer, you will be a part of a team with the mission to build and maintain new and existing game features. You will be working in close collaboration with the game teams. You are not afraid to embrace our DevOps methodology: you promote your code to our production systems and look after it while in production. You will take a lead on creating and maintaining the back end of our casual games by identifying what needs to be done and implementing the changes. 

 

As part of the developer team, you will enjoy a creative, challenging, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.

 

Skills to create thrills

 

You have a great passion for system development, new technologies, large scale systems and games in particular. You’re an excellent communicator, happy dealing with people from different business units and with varying degrees of technical savvy. Therefore, you’re able to translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation. You're excited about doing what's best for the game and adaptable enough to work on different things day to day based on its needs. 

Other skills include:

  • Able to architect, design and implement components, features and systems in Java

  • Able to identify and analyze backend requirements in feature planning sessions

  • Excited about working on a live game product with a massive number of active users

  • Knowledge of databases and general web development

  • Able to support game servers from a Level 3 support perspective, investigating live game issues when escalated

  • Great communication between our dedicated ops team, client developers and other backend developers

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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King in London

“If it’s a lunchtime battle on the foosball table you’re after, let’s hope you find the London job you’re looking for.”

Our Kingdom is in lively Soho, right in the heart of the West End in the centre of the city.  We’ve taken over four floors of the landmark Ampersand Building and turned them into a leafy hub (look out for the trees…) plus there’s a sweet terrace with inspirational city views.

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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

We create unforgettable games that are loved by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Every day we experiment, prototype and challenge the norms.

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