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Principal Graphic Engineer I Candy Crush Soda

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:



Job Description: 
Lead our graphics engineering efforts, delivering optimizations, world class visual effects customized to a wide range of devices and coordinating across disciplines to make Soda the best looking match- 3 game in the app stores.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Graphic Engineer for the Candy Crush Soda Saga team. 

Your role within the Kingdom 


You will 

Be part of the Central Technology / Graphics Team leadership working on Soda’s game engine and tools 

  • Analyze Soda’s graphics & engine tech and design innovative solutions to keep its competitive advantage 

  • Collaborate with other teams and the King Shared Technology group in research and development of game graphics technology 

  • Mentor engineers and technical artists 

  • Work with other discipline leads to achieve the game’s artistic and performance goals 

  • Present at internal forums at the studio, companywide events and industry conferences to increase the visibility of the development at the Studio 


  • Skills to create thrills: 

  • 10 years or more experience in the video games industry as a Senior Graphics Engineer or above 

  • Recognized leader in the graphics game development community 

  • Developed cutting- edge real- time graphics techniques 

  • Up to date knowledge of the development in the graphics community in games and movies 

  • Strong 3D math skills 

  • Experience with Mobile graphics APIs and tools 

  • Fluent in modern C++ and multi- threaded programming 

  • Strong understanding of low level CPUs/GPUs operations 

  • Communicate effectively with non- technical team members 

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills 

  • Work well in a team environment 


Other skills include: 


Bonus points (not required, we can teach you all that!): 

  • Shipped at least 4 commercial titles – a 60Hz FPS is a plus 

  • Python or other scripting languages 

  • Solid public speaking skills 

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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