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Platform Security Engineer

London 164


Technology & Development

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Role Description

At King, we strive to continuously evolve and modernise the products and services that power our games. We are now adopting a shift left security model, where security is a forefront consideration from the earliest point in the software development lifecycle. To ensure the success of this model, and to support additional security initiatives that will manage and reduce risk in how we create, ship and host our games and platform services, we are creating a new Platform Security team.  The primary goal of this team is to ensure security best practices and awareness are at the centre of everything we do. 

We are looking for an experienced Security Engineer who is passionate about all aspects of information security to join this new team focussed on delivering platform security features and tooling for our Cloud- hosted Game Platform. You will advocate for secure development practices and drive a program to deliver a secure software supply chain for King products. You will deliver tooling to ensure every artefact shipped is analysed, audited and secure and that the cloud hosting environments meet our exacting standards for security. As we move to a world where everything is secure by default, you will also ensure that operationally we are well positioned to react quickly to critical vulnerabilities and other threats to King assets, providing signals to our product development teams as necessary.




  • Participate in the design and implementation of platform security features and tooling specific to King’s game and platform products

  • Working with senior Platform Security engineers, define and implement a program for secure SDLC to drive higher levels of assurance, software provenance and secure software supply chain for development teams across King

  • Act as an interface to 1st party app stores for all security audit activities including Data Processing Agreements (DPA)

  • Liaise with the King Business Information Security Officer (BISO) to deliver the central Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Information Security team’s vulnerability management program and other initiatives for King assets

  • Write comprehensive reports for King engineering leadership including all assessment- based findings, outcomes, and propositions for platform security enhancement

  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols




  • Proven work experience as an information security engineer, or information security architect

  • Good understanding of the latest security principles, frameworks, techniques, and protocols

  • Good knowledge of Cloud Platforms like Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure

  • Experience working with enterprise and open source security tools in the domain of Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)

  • Hands- on experience in gitOps frameworks using tools like ArgoCD, Jenkins, GitHub, etc; and infrastructure as code such as Terraform

  • Knowledge of containerization and containerization orchestration software, e.g. Docker, Kubernetes

  • Proficiency in Python, Golang or other administrative programming languages and experience identifying and automating routine and manual tasks

  • Ability to problem solve independently and collaborate as a team to solve complex problems in support of the Platform Security team’s mission



  • Professional experience in the games industry working with 1st party app stores and understanding their security and data protection requirements

  • Experience working with frameworks to deliver a secure software supply chain for mobile and server side products

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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