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Senior Java Backend Developer | New Games

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

 Work as part of a small and autonomous core technology team to support our new generation of games. You will challenge and refine our way of working with internal technology.

As a developer you have an interest in understanding the whole tech stack, you have good analytical capabilities, you write well- structured code, are comfortable working with a complicated code- base and have a great sense of what is performant and scalable. You're proactive, able to work independently and happy to communicate with the rest of the tech org .



As our Java Backend Developer you will be a part of a team with the mission to build and maintain  technology to support the studio in creating our new franchises. This includes integrating with existing tech, developing new creative solutions for our games, investigating problems reported by the game teams and coaching fellow developers. You will work in close collaboration with our game teams and enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative workplace where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.

You will work in a dynamic environment where work is driven by a changing studio portfolio and the requirements of the game teams. Therefore you should be a fast- learner with a positive attitude and a strong passion for working with new technology and be able to jump into any project to quickly adapt and resolve complex problems. You're excited about doing what's best for the games and adaptable enough to work on different things day to day based on their needs. You are passionate about the quality that you and the teams around you, delivering, automating and improving the processes whenever you can.


You have great passion for system development, new technologies, large scale systems and games in particular. You’re an excellent communicator, happy dealing with people from different business units and with varying degrees of technical savvy. Therefore, you’re able to translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation. You are not afraid to embrace our DevOps methodology: you promote your code to our production systems and look after it while in production. Other skills include:


  • Able to architect, design and implement components, features and systems in Java.

  • Excited about working on a live game product with a massive number of active users.

  • Knowledge of databases and general web development.

  • Able to support game servers from a Level 3 support perspective, investigating issues when escalated.

  • Experienced working with UNIX environments and Git.

  • Great communication between our dedicated ops team, client developers and other backend developers.

  • Ability to work with different teams and provide mentorship to junior developers

  • Experience with developing backend for mobile apps.

  • Experience with C# and Unity engine.



  • Experience with Gradle build systems.

  • Experience using Jenkins or other CI systems for automation.

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker

  • Experience with GCP/GKE 

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!

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