Tech Director - Loyalty - Fixed term contract
The Tech Director will shape the future of the Loyalty Platform and the supporting infrastructure. Working closely across the business to implement the product vision, enabling our loyalty proposition, payments solution and developing engineering practices as well as a great architecture to support the business now and well into the future.
As a talented technical leader:
You’ll have the challenge of setting the overall tech direction and vision for Loyalty in combination with the rest of the leadership team
Take responsibility for high level architecture and evolve it to meet the product vision and business needs
Responsible for building the payments platform supporting multiple payments across multiple geographies
Build a lasting relationship and communication bridges with other teams and Studios to ensure aligned integration with the Loyalty Platform, other internal services and with the Games
Act as technical contact point both for Internal tech and 3rd parties, as such will have a very deep understanding of the tech stack and be able to clearly communicate both the business value and the technical solutions
Assess opportunities for Loyalty to leverage the best technology available by using the Build- Buy- Partner principle
Work with the teams to ensure that processes are in place to ensure the right tradeoffs between quality and delivery speed
Perform code reviews
Work with the team to set coding standards and ensure they are followed
Support and encourage best practices
Accountable for technical quality
Facilitate inclusive technical discussions within the team, act as the tie breaker where necessary
Work with the teams to on board new developers, ensure the team is set up to give new joiners a great experience and get them productive ASAP
Scale and be agile in terms of product delivery in order to meet rapidly evolving commercial objectives.
Skills to create thrill
Excellent communication and leadership skills with experienced inter- department tech communication
Excellent Incident and Crisis management, you remain calm and methodically work through the process from mitigation to retrospective and feed the results back into our day to day operations
Ability to clearly document and present technical detail for a variety of audiences
Ability to facilitate discussions, ensure everyone participates and that a path forward is agreed
Deep understanding of high scalability
Ability mentor and guide developers and the team on technical aspects
Ability to architect and understand cloud services which support Loyalty platform as backend platform.
10+ years of software development experience in building scalable applications using Java, Node, reactJS etc
5+ years of experience managing engineering teams
Good experience in partnering product and program management teams
Strong experience in successfully delivering projects from inception to going live
Successful in hiring and building strong engineering teams
Provide technical leadership and guidance to team
Track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast- paced, dynamic environment
Experience building loyalty and payment systems
Designed and built complex systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling)
Experience with critical, 24x7 systems
Experience with high throughput, multi- threaded systems
Knowledge of functional architecture
Experience working with cloud services highly desirable
Responsible for managing complex product development cycles and software development schedules
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 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 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.
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