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Principal Full Stack Engineer - Candy Crush Saga

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

King operates mobile games at a massive scale. With titles like Candy Crush our code runs on hundreds of millions of devices across the world. We want to operate at an even higher level of maturity, quality and tech capabilities, and for that we continuously groom our ways of working, improve our tooling and automations that augment our productivity and upgrade our capabilities towards achieving technical excellence.

We are looking for a Principal Full Stack Engineer that has the drive and passion to learn and progress, experiment and prototype. Somebody that is not afraid of challenges and likes to navigate the waters, that understands how other peers interact with technology and helps find and achieve new ways of elevating our tech stack, fix weak points anywhere and move between the cracks, so to serve and provide all of our production teams with the best working experience and fastest time to market.

You will work in a dynamic environment where work is driven by the needs of our Central Tech Leadership team, executing long term global tech actions as well as supporting the Tech strategy with surgical actions anywhere in our tech stack. You become the key persona to advance the most critical tech components of our dearest game: Candy Crush Saga.
Come join us if you want to take pride in making everlasting the very best bite sized entertainment for millions of players worldwide!

Your skills and responsibilities

  • Methodical, passionate for engineering and technology as an all- round generalist engineer
  • Hunger and passion to learn those tech and languages not familiar with, face new challenges and working outside of your comfort zone
  • Make our long term tech needs move forward, as well as deep dive into most important ones to accelerate them
  • Able to architect said tech needs, then delegate and/or execute directly and follow up, driving next iterations beyond first engagement and to completion
  • Able to step in and step out of an ongoing initiative to reinforce, help solve challenges and work on it no matter what tech, framework or language is involved
  • Hands- on client development in C++, Python, Windows/Unix OS development are most valued languages and technologies

Bonus skills

  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Lean development knowledge or basic UX understanding is very valuable
  • Hands- on full stack development in Java, modern Services/Backend architectures, databases, server authoritative, REST Apis, Google Cloud services, Kubernetes, Networking, are a big plus
  • Previous experience in Game Development, Android or iOS development and/or working with memory / performance critical applications are a big plus

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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