Skip to main content

Senior Developer (Tools) I Candy Crush Soda

V4P FEB19 014

Craft:

Technology & Development

Job Description:

Your role within our Kingdom

As​ ​a​ Tools ​Developer,​ ​you build tools used by level designers, operators, artists and other internal users in creating the content and features of our casual games.​ ​As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​development​ ​team,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​enjoy​ ​a​ ​creative,​ ​challenging​, ​and​ ​collaborative environment​ ​where​ ​your​ ​ideas​ ​will​ ​be​ ​every​ ​bit​ ​as​ ​valued​ ​as​ ​your​ ​programming​ ​expertise.

  • Design,​ ​architect ​and​ ​implement​ ​web tools​ ​required​ ​to​ develop and maintain ​game functionality,​ ​platform​ ​enhancements,​ ​and​ ​releases.

  • Take ownership of technical solutions. Align with internal and external stakeholders to drive solutions forward. Proactively identify deficiencies in processes and workflows and suggest solutions.

  • Work across product areas such as: web tooling, scripting, client code, build systems.

  • Learn new technologies quickly and adapt as you move between tasks.

  • Work closely with end users of your tools (fellow Kingsters). Continuously incorporate feedback ​and​ ​help​ ​colleagues​ ​both​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​your​ ​team

  • Deliver​ ​code​ ​of​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​quality​ ​through​ ​good​ ​design.

  • Attention​ ​to​ ​detail​ ​and​ ​system​ ​testing​ ​on​ a ​timely​ ​basis.

Skills to create thrills

You​ ​have​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​building tools that ultimately serve millions of users every day, working closely with client developers.​ ​​​You are a good​ ​communicator and​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​people​ ​from​ ​several​ ​different​ ​business​ ​units. You​ ​can​ ​translate​ ​business​ ​needs​ ​into​ ​technical​ ​requirements​ ​and​ ​implementation.​You're excited about the opportunity to participate and shape how business critical content tools are developed, used and maintained on top of working with a multi- faceted team that covers wide competence domains.

Other​ ​skills​ ​include:

  • Solid knowledge of modern​ ​web​ ​​frameworks (HTML,​ ​CSS​ ​and​ ​JavaScript, ReactJS, node, webpack)

  • Good understanding of web protocols like HTTP APIs like REST and JSON- RPC

  • Good understanding of Python scripting

  • Familiar​ ​working​ ​with​ ​UNIX​ ​environments,​ ​bash ​and​ ​git

  • Proficient in English, both written and spoken

Bonus points

  • Basic to medium C++ experience

  • Experience with developing mobile games

  • Experience with developing applications in C++

  • Experience with cross functional tools development 

  • Working knowledge of virtualization solutions such as Docker

  • Knowledge of backend development in Java

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the
company.

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!

Happy Holidays!

You may notice a slight delay in the processing time over the holiday season.

Our recruitment team is taking a break during the holidays and will pick up your application in January. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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.
Discover King at careers.king.com

King in Stockholm

“Go and watch the sunset at Skinnarviksberget, it’s the best secret beauty spot in the city.”

This is where it all began. From our Stockholm studio we first embarked on the Candy Crush Saga and the rest is Nordic folklore…

Browse all of the roles

Relocation Guide

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 – like hiking and eating raw herring.

 

Download guide
Sweden

Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

We create unforgettable games that are loved by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Every day we experiment, prototype and challenge the norms.

Browse all of the roles

Similar jobs