We are looking for a Principal C++ Developer with managing experience who thrives exploring new insights at the forefront of mobile game innovation, helping building ground-breaking bite-sized entertainment for millions of players. You’ll be part of the Catalog Games studio, which leads a portfolio of 9 games.

Your role within the Kingdom

Our programmers are at the heart of our game development. They are committed, dedicated generalists who contribute not only to the code, but to the entire product. They come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but they are all passionate about games, working closely with the rest of the team. We’re looking for someone with a technical attitude and with previous experience managing small teams. Your role will be to help your team with their day-to-day tasks, primarily passionate about the efficient operation of multiple live games with stability and quality in focus, as well as with mentoring and guidance of other developers. You will help with prioritization and estimations, being the main point of contact between your team and the game’s Tech Lead.

With us, you'll get to work at the forefront of the mobile gaming business, in an energized and lively environment. At King, you're always right in the middle of the team, contributing with not only your programming skills but also with your passion for games and how to build them. Naturally you'll share your knowledge and skills with the rest of the team and King.

Some bite- sized bullet points of the job description are:

  • Design, architect, test and implement technical features

  • Integrate the latest technical solutions across the games

  • Improve the technical foundation of the games, bringing efficiency to developing new and

    supporting existing features across the games

  • Deliver high quality and well-structured code

  • Lead a small group of developers, with a focus on mentoring

  • Help with roadmaps, timelines, estimations, and priorities

  • Sharing and collecting knowledge across diverse teams in an open and collaborative environment

Skills to create thrills

You have an extraordinary passion for programming and are committed to quality and polish. You are genuinely passionate about making games, developing new innovative features and solutions, and game industry R&D - whether you have done so expertly already or are looking to join the industry! You need to care for the professional development of your peers and their wellbeing. As a developer, you are also analytical and interested in understanding the whole tech stack.

Other skills include:

  • Previous experience within software development

  • Previous experience managing small teams.

  • Deep knowledge of C++

  • Experience working with CMake

  • Experience collaboration skills, flexibility, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Passion for software development and learning new technologies/languages

Bonus points:

  • Build engineering experience (e.g. Jenkins)

  • Familiarity with DevOps principles

  • Experience working with game engines

  • Knowledge of mobile platforms and app stores in terms of development, compliance topics, publishing

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 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.