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Tools technical lead

London 164

Craft:

Technology & Development

Job Description:

Your role within the kingdom

As a tools technical lead in Candy Crush Soda Saga you will be responsible for enabling the successful delivery of short and long term goals, by providing the technical direction, continuously developing and improving processes in the tools team, a group dedicated to supporting other production teams in the game, acting as the interface with other Soda and King units.

As a technical lead you will:

  • Gather information and needs from other crafts (art, level design, operations etc.) that need support and create concrete technical specifications from them

  • Inform and guide production plans from a technical perspective within the tools team

  • Mentor and guide more junior members of the team

  • Guide architecture in tools team initiatives and facilitate technical collaborations

  • Understand the game’s architecture and technical stack for supported teams

  • Understand the day to day workflow and pain points of supported teams

  • Assume accountability for team feature planning, task breakdown and estimations

  • Support the technical director in creating the team roadmap and backlog refinement

  • Lead by example in the production of high quality, scalable and maintainable software

  • Keep up to date with and promote development industry best practices

  • Still be expected to be an individual contributor to the code base
     

Skills to create thrills

You ​have​ a​​ strong​ ​passion​ ​for​ development of tools and systems that ultimately serve millions of users every day! ​​​You are a great communicator and are ​happy​ ​to​ ​work​​ with ​​people​ from various backgrounds and crafts. You ​can​ ​translate​ ​business​ ​needs​ into ​technical​ requirements.​ You're excited about the opportunity to participate and craft how business- critical systems and tools are developed, used, and maintained. You are motivated by working in an inclusive and diverse organization.

Other skills include:

  • Strong leadership, organizational and stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to adjust your message based on the audience

  • Ability to convert business goals into technical solutions

  • Broad technical knowledge that includes modern C++ (at least C++ 11 standard) and  Web frameworks (HTML,​ ​CSS​ ​and​ ​JavaScript, ReactJS, node, webpack)

  • Understanding of scale and maintainability on a long living code base

  • Experience with CI/CD and software engineering testing best practices

  • Proficient in English, both written and spoken

Tasty Bonus skills:

  • Experience in the gaming industry, especially cross platform mobile gaming

  • Experience with working with cross functional teams

  • 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!

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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