Senior Backend Developer - Eternal Games
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. If you want to contribute to creating an amazing experience for millions of players to enjoy on the go then this is the right job for you!
By joining the Eternal Games team, you will work with a multidisciplinary team to provide development support for the features we design and implement in our 5 games (Blossom Blast Saga, Bubble Witch 2 Saga, Diamond Diaries Saga, Farm Heroes Super Saga and Pyramid Solitaire Saga). This is an exciting opportunity that offers variety in the scope of your work, giving you access to make an impact at scale.
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 a multidisciplinary team that works with 5 games. The team is composed of people who belong to the following crafts: Game Design, Level Design, Data Science, Frontend, QA and UI/Art.
As part of the team, you will enjoy a creative, challenging, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise. If you have a product mindset and want to have a say in the design of experiments we run in our games, this is your place.
On the more technical side, 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.
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 crafts and business units and with varying degrees of technical savviness. 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
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 issues when escalated
Experienced working with UNIX environments and Git
Great communication between our dedicated ops team, client developers and other backend developers
Ability to work with different teams and provide mentorship to junior developers
Experience with developing backend for mobile apps
Experience with working with server authoritative solutions
This is a list of skills we would value very positively for you to have. However, we welcome you anyway, as this role would bring you the opportunities to become an expert on them, if you were not yet.
C# and Unity Knowledge
Client development experience
Experience with Gradle build systems
Experience using Jenkins or other CI systems for automation
Experience with Kubernetes and Docker
Familiarity with web protocols, application servers and web servers
Experience in working on a product- growth led company
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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