We are looking to grow the engineering management team and are looking for a senior developer & part-time manager to lead and grow the developers in our teams. This is an incredible opportunity to step into a leadership role, learn new skills and help us to shape an excellent Engineering Organization.
You are an experienced engineer with great passion for programming and a solid sense of quality and polish. As a developer you are also analytical and genuinely interested in understanding the whole tech stack. And, of course, you’ll need to know what makes a good game and will be working closely together with the rest of the team.
Given the part-time nature of the management role, we expect you to spend 20-30% of your time on that aspect of the role. We also would like to limit the number of maximum direct reports you will have to 4-5, and that is only once you're fully onboarded. You will get mentorship and support from the Engineering Management team and our People team.
As a Senior Engineer you will be responsible for the delivery of game features as well as contributions to the area’s technical road map. Design, architect, test and implement game features.
Not only deliver high quality and well-structured code but actively take an active part in game creation.
You are able to communicate effectively on technology and people challenges to the stakeholders and manage expectations.
This role requires a degree of people responsibilities:
You’ll be responsible for managing a group of developers within the game.
You will be expected to help them in career development, mentoring and review process.
You’ll be involved in the recruitment and interviewing process and ensure continuous improvement of all talent-related processes through feedback.
Drive and execute talent-related processes, such as talent mapping, succession planning, goal setting, and performance evaluations.
Handle administration part of King HR policies for your team, such as contract extensions, leave approval, expenses, hardware, and software
You’ll be part of the engineering management community working on initiatives to support and develop the engineering craft across all Candy areas.
Skills to create thrills
Fluent in modern C++
Experience with development of user-facing applications, leading projects/tasks from start to finish.
You are self-starter and proactive. You cherish pragmatism over perfection to achieve a high velocity of delivery.
Other skills include: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required Excellent communication and leadership skills with experienced inter-department tech communication. Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.
With us you’ll get to work at the forefront of the casual social gaming business, in a growing, energized and fun environment. At King, nobody you’re always smack in the middle of the game development, contributing with not only your kick ass programming skills but also with your passion for games and how to build them.
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.