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Lead Gameplay Engineer | Candy Crush Soda Saga

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Job Description:

Candy Crush Soda Saga is looking for a Lead Gameplay Engineer for our core gameplay area. Our goal is to provide players with highly engaging content and a core switcher experience that is pleasing and enjoyable to our players. 

In the Core Gameplay area you will be part of the area leadership team, representing the technical discipline. You will work in a cross functional team supporting game mechanics, levels and tools contents teams. You will partner with designers, developers, product managers to ensure fast and high quality delivery of our projects. You will need to be proactive in integration of different systems, strong in software architecture and driving our technologies with a high level of strategic knowledge. Your skills to articulate your ideas to others and rally people around them will be important to your  success in this role. 

Ready for a new challenge ? We can't wait to meet you !

Your responsibilities will include

  • Drive and formulate our area tech strategy.

  • Represent leadership for tech within the area.

  • Guide architecture in area initiatives and facilitate technical teamworks

  • Advise and guide product and production plans from a technical perspective by identifying technical risks and opportunities.

  • Understand critical King systems and how they can be used in the area

  • Facilitate collaborations with other areas and King units

  • Drive technical projects or investigations to help the area

  • Understand, communicate and contribute to the tech architecture from the area perspective

  • Promote production of high- quality, scalable and maintainable software

  • Keep up- to date with, and promote, development best- practices

  • Help make the product area and Soda an attractive place to work for developers

  • Be an active contributor to the codebase and take accountability for the technical quality of the features the area is responsible for

Skills to create thrills

You have ​a ​​strong​ ​passion​ ​for gameplay features and tools that ultimately serve millions of users every day! ​​​You are a skilled communicator and ​happy​ ​to ​​work​ with ​people ​from various business units and crafts. You ​can​ ​translate​ product ad business​ needs​ into ​technical​ requirements.​

Other skills ​include:

  • In depth knowledge of modern C++ language

  • Strong interpersonal skills - you can adapt your message based on audience and are confident in both written and verbal communication

  • An understanding of scale, architecture and long- term maintenance aspects

  • Pragmatism when faced with short- term vs long- term challenges

  • Capable of moving between different parts of the King tech stack including the engine, client, web and backend

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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