Tech Lead - Content Area
Craft:Technology & Development
Your role within our Kingdom
Candy Crush is organized in areas, each area being responsible for a part of the game. The Content area focuses on the switcher board, level design and gameplay elements. There are some very exciting projects around AI, Machine Learning and taking the Candy game play to the next level ongoing. As tech lead for the Content area you will have a key role in crafting the technology choices and architecture in the Content Team. The Tech lead role does not include people management. Some ways in which you will contribute to creating amazing content for our players, and essential tools used internally to enable this includes:
Inform and guide production plans from a technical perspective within the area e.g. by identifying technical risks and opportunities.
Guide architecture in area initiatives and facilitate technical collaborations
Understand critical King systems and how they can be used in the area
Facilitate collaborations with other Candy areas and King units
Be ready to jump in and support high priority team projects and critical incidents
Drive technical side projects or investigations to help the area
Understand, communicate and contribute to Candy’s tech architecture from the area perspective
Promote production of high- quality, scalable and maintainable software
Keep up- to date with, and promote, development best- practices
Help make the Content area and Candy an attractive place to work for developers
Stay an active contributor to Candy’s code base
Skills to create thrills
You have a strong passion for gameplay features and tools that ultimately serve millions of users every day! You are a great communicator and are happy to work with people from various business units and crafts. You can translate business needs into technical requirements. You are excited about the opportunity to participate and craft how business critical content tools and game elements are developed, used and maintained.
Other skills include:
Strong communication skills - you can adapt your message based on audience and are confident in both written and verbal communication
Strong influencing skills - you can educate and convince stakeholders about various topics including the need for technology investments (technical debt reduction for. ex)
An understanding of scale, architecture and long- term maintenance aspects
Pragmatism when faced with short- term vs long- term challenges
Capable of moving between different parts of the King tech stack including the engine, client, web and backend
Have a broad technical knowledge, experience and/or curiosity about C++, Backend APIs, Web Front End, Unix scripting and databases
Familiarity with testing, quality assurance and working with legacy code
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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