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Engineering Manager IAP & Economy - Candy Crush Saga

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Are you an experienced people leader with an interest in business, confident navigating the interface between technology, business and product?

IAP & Economy business unit is now hiring an Engineering Manager to lead the engineering teams in the product group Expand.

The IAP & Economy business unit will play a crucial role for Candy to be able to reach our ambitious goals of more than doubling the game in the coming years. The product group Expand is working with Candy’s economy and motivational systems to offer more meaningful products and cater to more needs. By crafting an economy for everyone it allows us to build an experience that matters for every player.

You will be responsible for the overall success of the engineering teams working in close collaboration with the Producer, Tech Lead and other partners.

The Engineering Manager will also work closely with the Product Director, Business and Product Analysts, and Economy designers to discover new ways to further grow Candy Crush. You will translate our business needs and the product vision into your talent strategy. You play an integral part in finding, retaining, and develop the best talent, build successful, well- functioning, right- sized teams capable of delivering extraordinary features to our players!

You will:

  • Collaborate with tech- and product leadership to ensure your teams have the right tools, skills, and efficient processes.
  • Build, maintain and nurture relationships between business units
  • Be part of driving innovation, processes and develop efficient ways of working
  • Lead, develop, mentor, and grow technical specialists being part of cross- functional teams.
  • Drive and implement all people- related processes in collaboration with HR.
  • You are the Hiring Manager for engineers in your teams and you take complete ownership of the employee lifecycle.
  • Are responsible for performance management, recognition and talent retention.
  • Support the engineering organization in driving the continuous improvement of all talent- related processes and contribute to strategic areas of improvement related to our people.

You will be part of the product group leadership team consisting of Product Director and Producer and you will report into the Assoc. Director of Engineering.

We expect you to be proactive, solution oriented and drive your own initiatives. Where people thrive, we find the best outcome!

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

To deliver a holistic and coherent experience to our players, we rely on cross- functional teams. You will lead Engineers who will be a part of the cross functional team. To succeed, you will need to work in tight collaboration with the Tech Lead and QA manager who are responsible for tech direction, production, and output of the whole cross- functional team.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experienced leader with a passion for people and their success
  • Solution- oriented and problem- solving mentality with a can- do attitude
  • Great stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, and feedback skills

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.
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