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Staff Software Engineer (Backend)

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross- platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®.

The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

Your role within Activision Blizzard Media

  • Partner with Architects, Product Managers and other engineers to build one of the world’s largest mobile game advertising platforms 

  • Evaluate and choose the right technology stack and build the Ads & Monetization platform to handle billions of requests per day and tens of thousands of requests per second

  • Own the overall goals of uptime and scalability of the platform 

  • Genuine interest in working with and mentoring junior engineers  


  • 7+ years of experience leading the development of highly performing, highly available and highly reliable production services 

  • Expert knowledge in Java, JMeter and performance engineering

  • Experience with streaming technologies e.g. Kafka, Kinesis and Flink

  • Experience with NoSQL systems e.g. DynamoDB, Cassandra, HBase 

  • Experience working in a cloud- based environment with Google Cloud Platform or AWS 

  • Experience in designing overall architecture of frontend and backend solutions so that they work cohesively together 

  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment 

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge and experience in CI/CD, test automation, Jenkins, Gradle and related technologies 

  • Experience with open source technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Google BigQuery 

  • Focused on usability, maintainability and quality, building for the long term

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 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.

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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