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Senior Java Developer

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Are you an experienced java developer who thrives in an agile environment where things move quickly and performance is of the utmost importance? How about working with amazing software and sweet gaming products, providing a wonderful experience for 260 million players?

The Game Backend Framework is all about Java and scalability, supporting games like Candy Crush, which means handling millions of requests per second. As our games and tech evolve we also have to scale our people and the team. This is where you come into play!

Your role within our Kingdom

About us? This team is responsible for the heart of the Game backends, a fine tuned and high performance Java framework that makes it easy to build and run game backends at a vast scale.

We are now on a mission to transform and migrate from our on- premise infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform, redefining the core of our platform, leverage cloud technology and enable rapid innovation across all of King.

As a platform developer at King, you’ll have a great opportunity to build systems with exceptional quality and performance highly tailored to our games and their needs. We offer you the chance to work in an agile environment where frequent, fast- paced releases gives your work a meaningful impact almost immediately.

You will among other things…

  • Develop one of the world’s most used game platforms

  • Design, architect and implement features for our games

  • Collaborate closely with SREs and care for the full lifecycle of out systems

  • Be highly involved and contribute to a unique cloud migration strategy at scale

  • Share knowledge, help colleagues and coach fellow developers

  • Be active in recruitment and onboarding of new talent

  • Champion good engineering practises

Skills to create thrills

  • 5 + years of professional software development experience, with a focus on core java

  • Experience with high traffic systems

  • A deep understanding of performance tuning and scalability

  • A solid sense of quality and craftsmanship

  • A great attitude towards knowledge sharing and you like to work within a team that discusses solutions and ideas

  • Comfortable with Linux and Google Cloud

We believe your saga started with genuine tech interest and you are intrigued by solving programming problems in whatever language is most suitable. Hard boiled problems and unique challenges inspire you to never stop learning new things.

You have a DevOps mindset and do not shy away from tackling all aspects of a systems lifecycle. You believe in craftsmanship and writing quality code and prefer to iterate in a fast pace. You are humble and open, share knowledge, ask for feedback and collaborate with your peers to create the best possible solutions.

You have been working in a cloud context for some years and learned how to leverage the cloud for good, modern systems design and implementation. A curious nature makes you naturally keep up to date on what’s going on in the tech landscape to constantly improve and extend your toolbox of knowledge and skills.

Tasty bonus skills

We know you're intrigued by the gaming world. So if you also have professional experience from the gaming industry, we sure would like to hear your story but, we are totally open to other industries.

Making the world playful

When it comes to interactive mobile entertainment, we're pretty proud to be number one. We bring moments of magic to hundreds of millions everyday through games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. 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.

Let’s shape the future

Making great games is incredibly challenging but we’ve proven it can be done…and we see a world of possibilities ahead. Together we can experiment, learn and adapt to continuously shape the industry, raise the bar and delight billions of people across the world.

You’ll find all you need to apply (it´s super- easy), plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at

All applications should be made in English and we are keen on getting to know you and the stuff that makes you tick!

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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“Go and watch the sunset at Skinnarviksberget, it’s the best secret beauty spot in the city.”

This is where it all began. From our Stockholm studio we first embarked on the Candy Crush Saga and the rest is Nordic folklore…

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Relocation Guide

Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.

That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here – like hiking and eating raw herring.


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We create unforgettable games that are loved by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Every day we experiment, prototype and challenge the norms.

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