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Engineering Manager

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Reporting to the development craft lead in Candy Crush Soda, the engineering manager will be leading one of the studio’s engineering teams, which produces features for the Candy Crush Soda game at King, with an additional focus on facilitating and improving team workflows and processes within the larger production community.

Your role within the Kingdom

  • Responsible for recruiting, managing the performance, mentoring and coaching a group of highly skilled engineers

  • Help your team members grow their skills and assist in their career development

  • Engage and align with stakeholders, such as production managers and the technical director on short, medium and long term plans to refine the roadmap

  • Coordinate efforts to align the team with the technical direction of Soda

  • Become aware of the high level technical implementations in Soda and act as one of the points of contact in the team for other stakeholders, such as the technical director or shared technology teams within the Kingdom

  • As the leader of the development group, you assist the team to take technical decisions and set goals

  • Coordinate with production managers and team coaches to continuously refine team workflows and processes.

  • Communicate and engage with King’s tech community to understand current challenges and risks and anticipate problems

  • Be an active participant in the development manager group to share best practices and align different processes and workflows across the entire development community

Skills to create thrills


  • Have proven experience in performance management and career development of engineers

  • Be an experienced developer who is still able to contribute to the code base

  • Be fluent in English, both written and spoken

  • Be an example to your team, with a focus on values- based leadership

  • Have a down to earth attitude

  • Motivated by working in an inclusive and diverse organization

  • Team player embracing King's values

  • Have a track record of being able to plan and deliver solutions that take into account both current and future needs

  • Be able to move forward when the path is not necessarily clear


  • Have know- how in coding and project management

  • You speak both technical and business languages

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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