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Engineering Manager

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to shape the future of King’s Unified Platform where teams build applications to monitor, grow and monetize some of the most popular mobile games in the world such as Candy Crush Saga. The platform contains a suite of software products designed to provide a central, high- quality, robust and extensible toolset with a consistent and stable user experience.

The Unified Platform Foundations consists of 3 cross functional teams that aim to provide a competitive technical ecosystem that allows internal teams to easily build applications and deliver to the platform without worrying about the infrastructure. We provide a common game operation portal for exposing game operation tools, service framework for building and consuming services and a developer portal for exposing self- service and tech documentation. The platform is on its way to be fully migrated to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by the end of 2021. 

Your role within our Kingdom

 As Engineering Manager in the Unified Platform Foundations, you will lead one of the three teams and have an exciting opportunity to build a strong team that is capable of delivering the most popular path for King teams to develop and expose internal applications that bring value to our games.  

What you will do

  • Inspire and empower the talents in your team, so they can excel in building great software.

  • Support individual career growth through specific goal setting, continuous feedback and coaching.

  • Work closely with product managers, stakeholders and our internal customers to understand the business requirements.

  • Support the team for timely delivery of platform solutions.

  • Grow the team through continuous improvement of team structure, ways of working and team culture. 


Skills to create thrills

  • Proven track record of success in developing people and growing engineering teams.

  • Passionate about building a healthy, inspiring and motivating team environment. 

  • Good experience in software engineering to understand complex details in front- end or back- end development, as well as best practices in building and delivering technical solutions. 

  • Passionate about building the right product through technology that brings business value.

  • Ability to communicate the business and technical tradeoffs across the organization. 

Bonus points

  • Experience in developing applications in Google Cloud Platform.

  • Knowledge about product discovery process.

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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