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Engineering Manager - ESS

V4P FEB19 014

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

Join as an Engineering Manager to be a great leader to the team you support, helping them grow as engineers and delivering significant value to users of the products and services they are developing and operating.  

As an Engineering Manager, you are an ambassador of innovation in the team. You have a technical background in software development, enabling you to support and guide the team, sustaining healthy technology and careers. You will partner with Product Managers and other leaders, to define strategy and execution for the teams.

Be a part of Client Foundations, bringing flow to other developers within King. We are a team of 30+ skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate people, with the goal to double during 2022. We are cross- located in Barcelona, Stockholm, and London, with a flexible hybrid working model. The technology we produce is used across more than 14 different King games including Candy Crush Saga with nearly a quarter of a billion mobile game players every month.

You will head up Engineering System & Support (ESS), a Team that supports developers all a cross King by  providing systems and services to engineering and game productions teams all over King. Repositories (Code/Binaries), Builds environment (CI/CD), Code Quality/Review tools and Mobile Store Management core platform. It’s great if you are knowledgeable about DevOps and CI/CD.

Your role within our Kingdom

As Engineering Manager, you will work together with the team to ensure a timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs while advocating advanced modern, agile software development practices and helping develop and promote great engineering and organizational practices. We value having fun together. Nurturing healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with our values  and playful culture. You will also join our engineering management community and collaborate with the product organization.

Some typical activities:

  • Grow, lead and support a healthy team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands- on career development

  • Work with the recruiting team to attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent

  • Work closely with parts of the whole organization, the team, product manager, tech director, and other stakeholders to define strategy and ensure we delivery of technology and services that makes other developers faster and happier

  • Together with the team and product manager, you will be an advocate for continuous integration best practices in the organization

Skills to create thrills

Our ideal Engineering Manager is passionate about technology and what it can do for our different business areas and players of King games, and thrives when developing and supporting great people, not just great software and products. We are looking for someone with:

  • Solid experience managing tech teams, and successfully solving organizational challenges, and being comfortable leading a team of up to 10 people.

  • You have the ability to encourage, grow, lead and develop a team to high performance standards and an inclusive culture

  • Ability to steer to collaboration, balancing between stakeholder approval and forward momentum.

  • Experience building meaningful products. You are focused around the outcome over the output.

  • Demonstrate verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills that nurture a cooperative environment..

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.

Discover King at careers.king.com

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.
Discover King at careers.king.com

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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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