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Engineering Manager | Network Services, Shared Tech

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

At King millions of players connect to our games every day. They rely on our infrastructure to be up 24/7, 365 days a year to maximize their experience with our games.

The Cloud Platform team is responsible for the Private, Public, and Hybrid cloud infrastructure for all the King games and game related applications. We are currently moving our applications to GCP/GKE as well as running games on our private cloud based on OpenNebula. To support that we are now looking for an

Engineering Manager with experience of cloud infrastructure to help drive best practices and evolve how we manage and build our platforms.

Your role within our Kingdom

As an Engineering Manager, you will inspire and empower the talents in your team, so they can excel in building great software and systems, whilst supporting individual career growth through specific goal setting and continuous feedback. You will support the team with recruitment, mentoring, coaching, facilitation and performance management and more. Inspire, engage, and guide the team through this exciting transformation that requires extensive collaboration, exceptional engineering and most importantly a fun, open and relaxed working environment.

You have a humble and open approach to leadership, with a strong belief in Agile practices and a keen interest in developing people plus a side interest in gaming and techy stuff!

We care deeply about our culture and believe in:

  • An inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Continuous improvement of everything we do
  • Automation and coding as much as possible
  • Collaboration and blame free problem solving
  • Asking for help and sharing ideas openly

Skills to create thrills

  • Experienced leader with a passion for developing others
  • Experience in agile methodologies and running long- term projects
  • Working knowledge of product managment
  • Great communication, coaching and feedback skills
  • Technical background in software engineering or site reliability engineering with bonus points for Cloud computing and Infrastructure and platform engineering.

Bonus points

  • Experience working in, or migrating applications to, Google Cloud Platform at scale.

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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