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Incident Manager (Shared Tech)

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for an Incident Manager to be a member of our Incident Management team at King. You’ll work with multiple departments across the Kingdom, including game teams, shared technology, infrastructure, advertising, and data teams to detect a variety of game related incidents. You will be a coordinator, an investigator, a communicator and a facilitator, all the while backed by a team providing you best- in- class tools and all the support you need to be at your very best.

What we’re looking for is an individual with technical breadth rather than depth, someone who enjoys the technical aspect of a product, but prefers to be the bridge between people and technology, to connect people to solve common problems!

Your role within our Kingdom

You will be working collaboratively across all parts of the business to crack day to day problems in our business operations through data driven Incident Management. 

Reporting to an Associate Director of Incident Operations, you will:

Incident Detection

  • React and respond to a real- time machine learning anomaly detection system

  • Use cutting edge analytics to discover slow moving trends

  • Cultivate a deep understanding on both business and technical KPIs, and proactively look at the data to detect potential issues

  • Stay up to date with current events affecting our operations, to provide situational awareness and improve incident responses

Incident Coordination 

  • Proactively coordinate around early signs of an issue to prevent incidents before they happen

  • For incidents; help coordinate with the right team/person and work towards a resolution together

  • For 3rd party outages; work with platform partnership team to expedite the resolution or to get actionable information

  • Coordinate with Marketing, Communications and Customer support leads to determine outbound communication strategy for major player facing incidents

  • Post incident; organize and drive the retrospective meetings with involved teams to identify root causes, short- term mitigations and long- term solutions

Incident Communication

  • Communicate timely and appropriately to leadership, operational teams and other internal stakeholders with facts and timelines during incidents

  • Share learnings from the incident to the relevant teams and internal stakeholders

Incident Reporting

  • Assist the Incident Management team to generate insight with seasonal reporting

  • Continuously improve the incident reporting process & tooling

Problem/Action Tracking

  • Regularly work with teams responsible to follow up on progress of implementation, resolving potential blockers, and escalate where needed

  • Document the information of incidents in JIRA ticketing system (timeline, facts, root cause, solution, costs, etc.)

You will also be expected to:

Build Bridges

  • Actively utilise the context of past and present challenges to connect people with ideas to people with skills, to facilitate solutions that benefit all. 

Beta Test New Games

  • Stay up- to- date with new games going into production, to help determine future requirements and level of Incident Management support. 

Skills to create thrills

You are a passionate problem solver who can think on your feet. You have the ability to handle many tasks at the same time, and working under pressure is a motivator for you. 

  • Broad technical understanding (software, hardware, product management, computer science, etc.). Ideally you will have some coding experience to easily collaborate with the development teams. 

  • Analytical, structured approach to solving problems 

  • Good communication skills

  • Positive, collaborative mindset

  • Fast learner

Tasty bonus skills 

  • Experience working with all stages of a product lifecycle

  • Experience with Data Analytics/BI

  • Experience in the gaming industry

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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V4P FEB19 014

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