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Build and Configuration Engineer

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

At King, CI/CD, build infrastructure and dependent services are a critical capability for our developers throughout the Kingdom, provided by the Engineering System & Support (ESS) team. Repository solutions (code/binaries/libraries), build pipelines (CI/CD) and code quality/review tools are all part of the products and services the team owns. This is all tied together in a stack that connects configuration management, tools integrations and infrastructure technologies. King is on a journey to transform and shift all games, platform services and development pipelines to public cloud. We’re looking for an experienced and passionate Build and Configuration Engineer to join the team and help us succeed in this journey!

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about this space. 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. 

Your Role Within Our Kingdom

As a Build and Configuration Engineer on the ESS team you will be involved in large- scale system design and troubleshooting. Your focus will be to provide a high quality developer experience by implementing and improving ESS services and products. Our main goal as a team is to contribute to speed up and drive quality into the game development lifecycle. You will be involved in the Cloud migration strategy to transform and shift our product and services to Google Cloud Platform.

Skills To Create Thrills:

Experience working with the following technologies::

Operating Systems Management:

  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu) - Required

  • Windows and Mac OSX - Desirable

Configuration Management and IaaC:

  • Puppet (r10K, Hiera, Modules, PuppetDB) – Desirable

  • Packer and Terraform - Required

  • Helm - Desirable

Virtualisation and Cloud Technologies Management:

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCE, GCS, GKE) - Required

  • Docker and Kubernetes - Required

  • Amazon Web Services Platform - Desirable

Development Service Management:

  • GitHub (Organizations, repositories, Webhooks, Git Ops) * - Desirable

  • Artifactory (Publishing, Downloads, API) * - Desirable

  • Jenkins (Deployments, Configuration, Plugins, Pipelines) * - Required

  • CloudBees platform - Desirable

  • Sonarqube (Configuration, plugins, Ops) - Desirable

Development Script Languages:

  • Python and Bash - Required

  • Groovy (automations) - Desirable

Web Server/App Management:

  • Apache / Nginx - Desired

  • Tomcat - Desired

Database Management:

  • PostgreSQL or MySQL - Desired

Monitoring, Alerting and Logging

General Security awareness

Soft Skills:

  • A great teammate able to work effectively with people across different locations

  • Support attitude for Developers Teams

  • Structured and good at prioritizing

  • Problem solver

  • Dedicated and keen to learn

  • Sharing knowledge and Collaboration

  • Documentation

Tasty Bonus Skills

  • Experience working with heavy CI/CD pipelines in a multi OS environment.

  • Experience working and implementing CI/CD using Kubernetes.

  • Experience working with Agile Methodologies.

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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