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Senior Software Engineer (Windows, C++) I Shared Technology

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to join the SDK Core team within King’s Shared Tech organisation. This position will enable you to shape the future of our client technology platform, helping King to power some of the most popular mobile games in the world, such as Candy Crush Saga.

This role belongs to part of the Kingdom we call Shared Tech. The teams within Shared Tech work as B2B organisations working across all the technology that we use to power our live games, including data infrastructure, machine learning, payments infrastructure and the game engines themselves. The vision within Shared Tech is to provide a competitive technological advantage for our game teams to help them deliver an amazing player experience to our 250 million active live users a month.

The SDK Core team has adopted a hybrid work model that allows team members to work either remote, always in the office, or something in between.

Your role within our Kingdom

You will be responsible for our SDK. This will involve maintaining and evolving the system architecture as well as delivering high quality, well structured code and tests for core features.

Our SDK enables game developers to integrate the game client code with game engines, services and game back- end. You will help other Kingsters to integrate our new features into their games and support them during the testing and deployment phases.

Our SDK is designed to be cross platform, including Microsoft platforms. Though the role will involve developing code for all of our supported platforms, we are specifically looking for a candidate who has experience writing native code targeting Windows apps.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Responsible for full feature development lifecycle; from gathering requirements, to scoping, writing technical specifications, development and alignment across the various engineering teams

  • Design and implement new APIs and systems for accessing the platform infrastructure and functionality

  • Provide hands on engineering leadership by example, offering guidance and mentorship to fellow engineers

  • Collaborate with other shared technology teams, as well as game teams

Skills to create thrills

You have great passion for programming and are committed to quality and polish. As a developer you are also analytical and naturally curious about understanding the entire tech stack.

  • Strong C++ programing language skills

    • Experience using Modern C++ (We currently use C++17)

    • Experience with concurrent programming techniques

    • Experience with generic programming and TMP techniques

    • Extensive debugging experience

    • Extensive experience of developing for Windows platforms

  • Solid Windows development experience  

  • Great team working skills

  • Passion for software development and agile practices

  • Good at both sharing and taking in ideas. Our work often involves collaborating with teams across the company to achieve consensus when problem solving

  • Able to adapt to the task at hand. We work with both development and support tasks

Bonus Points

  • Working with software development for Windows App SDK or Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP)

  • Emscripten experience

  • Tailoring build system with CMake

  • Scripting with Python

  • Experience from Android or iOS app development

  • SDK development

  • Experience using Github, Jenkins, Unity & SonarQube

How good are we as a team?

Please check how we would score on the Joel test. joel- test- 12- steps- to- better- code/

Do you use source control? Yes

Can you make a build in one step? Yes

Do you make daily builds? Yes

Do you have a bug database? Yes

Do you fix bugs before writing new code? Yes

Do you have an up- to- date schedule? Yes

Do you have a spec? Mostly Yes

Do programmers have quiet working conditions? The office has a typical open floor plan, but there are plenty of spaces for quiet, focused work. Additionally, it’s fine to work from home as much as you want.

Do you use the best tools money can buy? Yes

Do you have testers? Yes, but not in the team

Do new candidates write code during their interview? Typically not

Do you do hallway usability testing? No, but we collaborate closely with the people that use our APIs.

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!

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