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Engineering Manager - Game Backend Framework

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🇸🇪 Stockholm

Are you a natural connector who thrives when developing great people and teams? How about working with amazing software and sweet gaming products, enabling a wonderful experience for 260 million players?

The Game Backend Framework is all about Java and scalability, supporting games like Candy Crush, which means handling millions of requests per second in some systems. As our games and tech evolve we also have to scale our people and the team. This is where you come into play!

Your role within our Kingdom

About us? This team is responsible for the heart of the Game backends, a fine tuned and high performance Java framework that makes it easy to build and run game backends at scale.

We are now on a mission to transform and migrate from our on- premise infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform, redefining the core of our platform, leverage cloud technology and enable rapid innovation across all of King.

As our sparkling new Engineering Manager, you will inspire and empower the talents in your team, so they can excel in building great software, whilst supporting individual career growth through specific goal setting and continuous feedback. You will support the team with recruitment, mentoring, coaching, facilitation and performance management and more. Inspire, engage and guide the team through this exciting tranformation that requires extensive collaboration, exceptional engineering and most importantly a fun, open and relaxed working environment.

You have a humble and open approach to leadership, with a strong belief in Agile practises and a keen interest in developing people plus a side interest in gaming and techy stuff!

Skills to create thrills

  • We think your saga started with a passion for problem- solving and tech, leading towards developing exciting software at scale that gives you a sound understanding of the craft and the challenges developers face daily. You also have a soft spot for humans and team dynamics and are committed in helping people to grow and collaborate in performing teams.
  • The ideal person for this role, will be a Development/Engineering Manager with a few years experience and a technical background in software engineering together with a genuine interest in scalable backend systems and platforms.

Bonus points

  • Experience working in or migrating applications to Google Cloud Platform at scale.
  • We know you're intrigued by the gaming world. So if you also have professional experience from the gaming industry, we sure would like to hear your story but, we are totally open to other industries.
  • We are just super keen to find an inquisitive Engineering Manager who has a DevOps mindset, can identify the problems, question things and engage people to come together as highly effective team
  • You will enable your team to take ownership whilst empowering them to build the awesome solutions here at King!

Making the world playful

When it comes to interactive mobile entertainment, we're pretty proud to be number one. We bring moments of magic to hundreds of millions everyday through games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. 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.

Let’s shape the future

Making great games is incredibly challenging but we’ve proven it can be done…and we see a world of possibilities ahead. Together we can experiment, learn and adapt to continuously shape the industry, raise the bar and delight billions of people across the world.

You’ll find all you need to apply (it´s super- easy), plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com.

All applications should be made in English and we are keen on getting to know you and the stuff that makes you tick!

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the

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 needs to be in English.