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Events Area Engineering Manager

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Your role within the Kingdom

As Engineering Manager you are responsible for the technical leadership & delivery within Soda’s Events product area.

The Engineering Manager is part of the Events Leadership Team (alongside leaders in Product, Creative and Analytics) and your core remit will span three key areas of responsibility:

  • Provision of technical leadership in the Events area
  • Ownership of the area’s technical roadmap - definition, alignment and execution 
  • Management of the technical team in the Events Area - Engineers and QAs

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for the technical performance and quality of the game components the Events area is responsible for

  • Embed Soda tech best practices and actively promote software industry standards into the area’s development process

  • Empower and equip your team to take the right technical decisions and prioritize needs

  • Engage with stakeholders (internal and external to the Events Area) to define and align on the area’s technical roadmap

  • Continuously refine workflows and processes within the area’s cross functional teams

  • Work with Soda’s central tech team to ensure compliance and alignment

  • Ensure the right mix of talent and skills in your team and own recruiting, onboarding and performance management of the individuals under your supervision

  • Oversee the career development of your direct reports, through coaching and mentoring

Skills to create thrills

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager with a demonstrated track record of software development and technical excellence and a passion for team building. You are humble and open with a down to earth attitude and motivated by working in a fun, inclusive and diverse organization.

Required skills & experience

  • An experienced engineer who is still able to contribute to the code base

  • Architecting and designing complex systems

  • Proven experience of leading and building engineering teams

  • Performance management and career development of engineers

  • Ability to plan and deliver solutions that take into account both current and future needs

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions

  • You have extensive experience working in a high level language (C++, C#, Java)

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken 

  • You speak both technical and business languages


  • You have prior experience in the gaming industry leading client teams

  • Have know- how in project management

  • You have in depth knowledge of modern C++ language

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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