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Summer Technology Internships 2023

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Summer Technology Internships 2023

 

Your role within our Kingdom 

We are looking for extraordinarily skilled Technology interns from a variety of backgrounds and interests to join our Kingdom this summer! 

 

With titles like Candy Crush, Bubble Witch and Farm Heroes, our code runs on hundreds of millions of devices across the world. As a Technology Intern at King, you can either get involved with the making of the games, where you together with your colleagues take part in the process of specifying, designing, building and implementing existing and new game features. Or join our teams working behind the scenes with our engines, systems and platforms instead. A game that looks good on paper is nice, but a game that plays brilliantly across all digital platforms is better. Help us do just that.  

 

Backend Developer Intern (Opportunities in Barcelona & London) 

Our backends are part of an independent team but develop features in close collaboration with game and corporate teams. As a backend, you’ll need to design APIs, solve scalability challenges & write clean code; you bring solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms, you are familiar with Java and understand client- server architecture.  

 

Game Developer Intern (Opportunities in Barcelona & London) 

Our game developers work on both new and live games, implementing game mechanics, features, and technologies that will be enjoyed by millions of players all over the world. We use and develop a wide variety of technologies across the full stack, working and learning together as a team, and constantly learning from each other.   

For this opportunity, it would be nice to have some experience in using C++. Having Unity or other game engine  knowledge is a bonus, as well as having scripting experience from University/independent projects.

 

Game Engine Developer Intern (Opportunities in Barcelona, London) 

Our engine developers work on improving and maintaining our cross- platform mobile engine, editor and toolchain. You will contribute to developing and refining new and existing features on behalf of our dozens of live production game teams. You will learn about the challenges faced by artists, coders, and designers, and build the technology that helps them to continuously deliver their projects. Ideally, you are experienced with C++ and passionate about building technology, games and might even have had experience with game engines yourself.  

 

 

 IT Support Intern (Opportunities in Stockholm, Barcelona and London)

IT Asset Management ensures our hardware and software are maintained correctly through their lifecycle, from purchasing to disposal. Hardware at King is connected to a multitude of systems in order to provide us data that we need for maintaining the asset, software installations, patching, purchase forecasting, supporting users and general management the hardware fleet. You’ll work together with other interns in our larger locations on a mini- project related to Asset Management! Ideal skills to assist the IT with Asset Management include a sharp attention to detail, generic asset management knowledge, generic procurement knowledge, Microsoft Excel/Sheets knowledge, some project planning knowledge and beginner proficiency in Windows and MacOS environments.”

 

Skills to create thrills 

You should have the ability to work in a flexible and fluid environment, where the job will evolve over time.  

 

Tasty Bonus Skills: 

  • Excellent communication skills in English and great organization skills  
  • Creative problem- solving skills  
  • The ability to work well, both autonomously, and as part of a larger team  
  • You should be a current student or recently graduated. 

The skills listed above are intended to portray the range of roles we have available; you do not need to possess all of these skills to apply! We will look at your own individual skill set and determine which team you would be best suited to. 

Want to join our Kingdom?

Apply now! Applications need to be in English. Our internships will last for 2- 3 months, beginning in May/June 2023. 

 

Please note: our application deadline is January 15th, however we recruit on an ongoing basis, so early application is advised to avoid disappointment.

 

The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent. 

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under- represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. 

 

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest 

 

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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