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Game Engine Developer, UWP

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced C++ developer to join our cross platform game engine team. Your focus will be on the Windows and UWP parts of the engine (Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform).

Our engine and tools are used by hundreds of developers at King and deliver some of the most played mobile games in the world. Our team is 40+ strong and looking to grow with experienced developers that have a user focused mindset.

Your role within our Kingdom

Our engine team needs a C++ engine developer to work on improving and maintaining our cross platform mobile engine, editor and tools. You will be responsible for developing and refining new and existing features on behalf of our dozen game teams.

You will be solving problems for live games and your focus will be on Windows platforms such as Win64, UWP and the Microsoft Store. An additional experience with Android or iOS will help you to develop cross- platform features. You will work closely with King’s Platform Partnership team to adapt the newest systems and devices.

You should have a keen understanding of the challenges faced by artists, coders and designers, and create the technology that helps them to continuously deliver their projects.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience with Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP). More specifically:
  • Experience with C++/WinRT language projection
  • Experience with various APIs in areas such as Application Model, Store and Networking
  • Know different ways of investigating crashes in Live games
  • Understand what it means to target different Windows SDK versions
  • Experience with mobile development for Android (Java, JNI, NDK) or iOS (Objective- C++)
  • Understanding of cross platform development
  • Knowledgeable and curious about programming and technology in general
  • A courage to dig into unknown code bases
  • Happy to work in an agile development environment with a location distributed team
  • Excellent communicator in English
  • Passionate about games, great if you’ve worked as a game developer before
  • Produce high quality and well- structured code

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 need to be in English.
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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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