Engineering Manager - Catalog Games
Craft:Technology & Development
We are looking for an expert people leader with a technical background, confident in navigating the interface between technology and business, that will keep individual development of the team members in focus in order to supercharge their growth and help them to deliver ground- breaking bite- sized entertainment for millions of players. You’ll be part of the Catalog Games studio, which leads a portfolio of 9 live King games.
You will be responsible for the overall success of the engineering team working in close collaboration with the Producers, Associate Technical Directors and other peers.
You play an integral part in finding, retaining, and developing the best talent, building a successful, well- functioning, right- sized team capable of continuously improving the efficiency and sustainability of their work. All this to enable the broader team smooth delivery of high- quality entertainment to our players!
Collaborate with tech- and product leadership to ensure your teams have the right tools, skills, and efficient processes.
Lead, develop, mentor, and grow technical specialists .
Build, maintain and nurture relationships between business units
Be part of driving innovation, processes and develop efficient ways of working
Drive and implement people- related processes in collaboration with HR.
You are capable of assuming the role of a Hiring Manager for engineers in your team and you take complete ownership of the employee lifecycle.
You are responsible for performance management, recognition and talent retention.
Support the engineering organization in driving the continuous improvement of all talent- related processes and give to strategic areas of improvement related to our people.
As part of Catalog Games, you will report into the Associate Technical Director.
We expect you to be proactive, solution oriented and drive your own initiatives. Where people thrive, we find the best outcome!
Collaboration makes the Dreamwork
To deliver a multidisciplinary and coherent experience to our players, we rely on cross- functional teams. You will lead Engineers of different specializations, working with teams of other fields. To succeed, you will need to work in tight collaboration with the Associate Technical Directors, Principal Engineer and QA Manager who are responsible for tech direction, production, and output of the whole multi- functional team.
Skills to create thrills
Expert leader with a passion for people and their success
Solution- oriented and problem- solving mentality with a can- do attitude
Phenomenal team member leadership skills
Excellent communication, mentoring, and feedback skills
Previous experience within software development
Good programming and engineering knowledge, preferably involving:
Agile demeanor, familiarity with DevOps principles and roles
Knowledge of mobile platforms and app stores in terms of development, compliance topics, publishing
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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