Principal C++ Developer | Portfolio Games
We are looking for a Principal C++ Developer with managing experience who thrives exploring new ideas at the forefront of mobile game innovation, building ground- breaking bite- sized entertainment for millions of users.
Your role within the Kingdom
Our programmers are at the heart of our game development. They are committed, talented generalists who contribute not only to the code, but to the entire product. They come from diverse backgrounds, but they are all passionate about games, working closely with the rest of the team.
We’re looking for someone with a technical mindset and with previous experience managing small teams. Your role will be to help your team with their day- to- day tasks, primarily focused on game stability and quality, as well as with their mentoring and guidance. You will help with prioritization and estimations, being the main point of contact between your team and the game’s Tech Lead.
With us, you'll get to work at the forefront of the mobile gaming business, in an energized and fun environment. At King, you're always right in the middle of the team, contributing with not only your programming skills but also with your passion for games and how to build them. Naturally you'll share your knowledge and skills with the rest of the team and King.
Some bite- sized bullet points of the job description are:
Design, architect, test and implement technical features
Manage a small group of developers, with a focus on mentoring.
Help with roadmaps, timelines, estimations, and priorities.
Improve the technical foundation of the game supporting new and existing features
Deliver high quality and well- structured code
Sharing and collecting knowledge across diverse teams in an open and collaborative environment
Empower a hypothesis driven development team with curiosity and knowledge seeking at the forefront
Skills to create thrills
You have a great passion for programming and are committed to quality and polish. You are genuinely passionate about making games, developing new innovative features and solutions, and game industry R&D - whether you have done so professionally already or are looking to join the industry! You need to care for the professional development of your peers and their wellbeing. As a developer, you are also analytical and interested in understanding the whole tech stack. And, of course, you’ll need to know what makes a good game.
Other skills include
Previous experience within software development
Previous experience managing small teams
Deep knowledge of C++
Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
Passion for software development
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
Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.
That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here.