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Senior Technical Program Manager - Security Remediation (FTC)

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

Senior Technical Program Manager - Security Remediation (FTC)

Fixed Term Contract - 12 months

Shared Tech is the engine that powers all of King’s games and we are integral to delivering on King’s mission - Making the World Playful. Dedicated to keeping our talented game makers productive, we enable the Kingdom to create, build, launch and operate every King game, on a vast number of platforms and mobile devices for hundreds of millions of players.

Working across a large number of technologies, our analytics and AI & ML platforms enable the instrumentation of large- scale data aggregation, experimentation and optimisation of our players' experience.  All of this results in the best possible experience for our players, as well as our developers and creators. We are the stage where King games love to perform!

Role Description:

We are seeking a skilled Senior Technical Program Manager to lead and coordinate a multifaceted technology and security transformation program covering a series of cloud software products and infrastructure hosting King’s Shared Tech game platform and live games. The role involves taking ownership of program delivery, managing various internal collaborators and ensuring seamless alignment, timing, and expectation management throughout the project. The role will report directly to the Head of Engineering, Shared Tech and partner closely with King internal technical teams, our Platform Architect, Business Information Security Officer (BISO), and external stakeholders as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Leadership: Take ownership of the end- to- end security remediation program, overseeing its successful execution.
  • Stakeholder Management: Collaborate closely with multiple collaborators ensuring effective communication and alignment.
  • Timeline Management: Drive coordination of the program schedule, maintaining detailed timelines and ensuring teams meet roadmap landmarks and delivery dates.
  • Dependency Tracking: Identify, track, and manage dependencies within the program, ensuring that interrelated tasks and components align smoothly.
  • Risk Mitigation: Identify potential risks and issues within the program and proactively address them to prevent disruptions.
  • Expectation Management: Define clear program objectives, communicate them to team members, and manage expectations to ensure transparency.
  • Problem- Solving: Address challenges as they arise and work with key collaborators to make critical decisions to keep the program on track.
  • Documentation & Reporting: Maintain comprehensive program documentation, including status reports, risk logs, and program artifacts. Provide regular updates to senior management and key partners on program progress, issues, and achievements.

Skills to create thrills:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree or equivalent experience in a related field such as computer science, engineering, or business administration.
  • Extensive experience working in program management, including leading complex technical programs from initiation to completion.
  • Good working technical knowledge of Information & Security technologies.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies, tools, and standard processes.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and collaborate with multi- functional teams, ensuring alignment and successful project execution.

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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