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Principal Developer | Candy Crush Soda Saga

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for a versatile Principal Developer to join one of the world's biggest live game franchises and work within Candy Crush Soda.

Your role within the Kingdom 

  • As a Principal Engineer you are an excellent C++ Developer with focus on code quality. 

  • You are expected to improve your teams' communication and collaboration and effectiveness. 

  • Facilitating multi- functional and cross- business unit alignment, providing clear and timely information to all stakeholders, and driving informed decision- making.

  • You actively encourage the sharing of knowledge and make sure that important information is easily accessible to everyone.

  • You have in- depth knowledge of C++ and are able to identify and apply relevant software engineering concepts, architect complex systems and actively take a part in game creation.

  • You challenge the quality standards and are accountable for the quality of the systems and components owned by the teams you work in and collaborate with. 

  • You facilitate and drive the investigation and mitigation of live incidents and enable detection and prevention mechanisms against future issues and have in depth knowledge of production environments.

  • As a principal Engineer, you champion a culture of autonomy and accountability across multiple teams, promoting self- management and ownership, setting the direction and defining the scope of work.

  • This role is for an R&D space that encourages experimentation and design innovation.

  • You should possess the aim to push things forward and be unafraid of challenges. 

  • You should be enthusiastic about solving problems of varying complexity within a team setting. You will play a pivotal role in defining the architecture, design, stories, and task breakdowns, as well as coordinating technical synchronization. You will need to examine various options and actively assist the team in making decisions regarding technical solutions and processes, including collaborating with the tech leadership team.

Skills to create thrills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with expert inter- department tech communication.

  • Excellent teamwork skills, proactiveness, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Previous experience working with C++  projects.

  • Previous experience with gaming is a plus.

About King

At King, we’re Making the World Playful. Heard of Candy Crush? We’re the creators behind it. With game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Malta, we have a 20- year history of delivering some of the world’s most iconic games in the mobile gaming industry and are on a mission to level- up the little moments for our more than 200 million active monthly users. But we aren’t just crushing it with candies, we’re also behind Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch, Pet Rescue and loads of other sweet games. As a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, King is part of Activision Blizzard, which was recently acquired by Microsoft.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it’s the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren’t the only ones that can level- up. We’re always looking for ways to champion each other and make what’s already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and 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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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

We create unforgettable games that are loved by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Every day we experiment, prototype and challenge the norms.

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