We are looking for an expert people leader with a technical background in software development, confident in navigating the interface between technology and business, that will keep individual development of the team members in focus in order to supercharge their growth and help them to deliver great tools and solutions. The Engineering Manager we are looking for in Development Services will be responsible for building complex, high-scale, real-time systems, working closely with other parts of the business like Tech, QA, Player Support, Audio and Globalization. You will have to work with a team of engineers, managing their tech workload and duties while playing an integral role in finding, retaining and developing the best talent.
Your role within our Kingdom
You will support the team to ensure a timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs while advocating advanced modern, agile software development practices and helping develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices. You will grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values and culture. You will be an active part of the engineering management community and collaborate with the product organisation.
Expected core activities:
You will build and manage a team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
Work with the recruiting team to attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent
Work closely with the team, product manager, QA specialist, and other stakeholders to ensure we deliver extraordinary new features
Empower the team in their delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
Advocate and promote modern, agile software development practices
Help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
Grow and embody a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
Take an active part of the team and collaborate with other leaders in the organisation
Help drive innovation in the team
Grow the technical expertise in the team
Help to establish and advocate best quality practices across the organization
Accountable for the execution of the team
Skills to create thrills
You are passionate about technology and what it can do for our different business areas and players of King games, and thrives when developing great people, not just great software and products. Key skills you should have include:
Solid experience managing tech teams, and successfully solving many of the tough organisational challenges that follow. You will be comfortable leading teams of 8-15 people.
You have the ability to inspire, grow, lead and develop a team to high performance standards.
Ability to steer to consensus, balancing between stakeholder approval and forward momentum.
You have experience building meaningful products. You are focused around the outcome over the output.
You demonstrate strong verbal/written communication, mentoring, feedback and interpersonal skills.
Good programming and engineering knowledge, preferably involving:
Agile demeanor, familiarity with DevOps principles and roles
Knowledge of mobile platforms and app stores
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.