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King

Java Backend Developer - Candy Crush

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King
🇬🇧 London

Your role within our Kingdom

As​ ​a​ ​Backend​ ​Developer,​ ​you promote​ ​your​ ​code​ ​to​ ​our​ ​production​ ​systems​ ​and​ ​look​ ​after​ ​it​ ​while​ ​in​ ​production.​ ​Together​ ​with your​ ​colleagues,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​take​ ​a​ ​lead​ ​on​ ​creating​ ​and​ ​maintaining​ ​the​ ​back​ ​end​ ​of​ ​our​ ​casual games.​ ​As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​development​ ​team,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​enjoy​ ​a​ ​creative,​ ​challenging​, ​and​ ​collaborative environment​ ​where​ ​your​ ​ideas​ ​will​ ​be​ ​every​ ​bit​ ​as​ ​valued​ ​as​ ​your​ ​programming​ ​expertise.

  • Design,​ ​architect, ​and​ ​implement​ ​server​ ​features​ ​required​ ​to​ ​support​ ​new​ ​game functionality,​ ​platform​ ​enhancements,​ ​and​ ​releases.
  • Ensure high performance, reliability, and scalability of the backend infrastructure.
  • Deliver​ ​code​ ​of​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​quality​ ​through​ ​good​ ​design.
  • Attention​ ​to​ ​detail​ ​and​ ​system​ ​testing​ ​on​ a ​timely​ ​basis.
  • Share​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​help​ ​colleagues​ ​both​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​your​ ​team
  • Comfortable​ ​working​ ​on​ ​a​ ​live​ ​game​ ​product​ ​with​ ​millions​ ​of​ ​users​ ​every​ ​day

Skills to create thrills

You​ ​have​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​building ​backend technologies that serve millions of users every day.​ ​​​You are a good​ ​communicator,​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​people​ ​from​ ​several​ ​different​ ​business​ ​units. You​ ​can​ ​translate​ ​business​ ​needs​ ​into​ ​technical​ ​requirements​ ​and​ ​implementation.​ ​​​You are excited​ ​about​ ​doing​ ​what’s​ ​best​ ​for​ ​the​ ​game,​ ​and​ ​adaptable​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​work​ ​on​ ​different​ ​things as​ ​the​ ​game​ ​moves​ ​between​ ​phases.

Other​ ​skills​ ​include:

  • Able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​client​ ​developers​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​we’re​ ​building​ ​the​ ​right​ ​things
  • Strong​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​Java,​ ​databases​ ​and​ ​caching
  • Familiar​ ​working​ ​with​ ​UNIX​ ​environments,​ ​bash ​and​ ​git
  • Knowledgeable​ ​about​ ​web​ ​protocols,​ ​application​ ​servers​ ​and​ ​web​ ​servers
  • Familiarity​ ​with​ ​testing​ ​frameworks and TDD

Bonus points

  • Experience with build tools (e.g. Jenkins), and cloud hosting (e.g. GCP)
  • Experience analyzing technical health and performance metrics
  • Experience operating a backend system with live users
  • Comfortable​ ​with​ ​HTML,​ ​CSS​ ​and​ ​JavaScript
  • Modern​ ​web​ ​client​ ​development​ ​frameworks,​ ​eg:​ ​AngularJS,​ ​ReactJS

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 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 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 needs to be in English.