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We are looking for an experienced engineer to join the team behind Candy Crush Saga within the SAGA Features team, that delivers some of the most successful features for CCS. Our programmers are at the heart of our game development. They are driven, talented generalists who contribute not only to the code, but to the entire product.

You have great passion for Programming, Technology, Architecture and a solid sense of Quality and an innovative outlook. As an engineer you are also analytical and genuinely interested in understanding the whole tech stack. An overview on what makes a good game is highly needed and appreciated. You will be working closely together with cross-functional team/s.

Your role within the Kingdom

  • As a Principal Engineer you are an excellent C++ Developer with focus on code quality.

  • You are expected to improve your teams' communication and collaboration and effectiveness.

  • Facilitating cross-functional and cross-business unit alignment, providing clear and timely information to all stakeholders, and driving informed decision-making.

  • You actively encourage the sharing of knowledge and make sure that important information is easily accessible to everyone.

  • You have in-depth knowledge of C++ and are able to identify and apply relevant software engineering concepts, architect complex systems and actively take a part in game creation.

  • You challenge the quality standards and are accountable for the quality of the systems and components owned by the teams you work in and collaborate with.

  • You facilitate and drive the investigation and mitigation of live incidents and enable detection and prevention mechanisms against future issues and have in depth knowledge of production environments.

  • As a principal Engineer, you foster a culture of autonomy and accountability across multiple teams, promoting self-management and ownership, setting the direction and defining the scope of work.

  • This role is for an R&D space that encourages experimentation and design innovation.

  • You should possess the drive to push things forward and be unafraid of challenges.

  • You should be enthusiastic about tackling problems of varying complexity within a team setting. You will play a pivotal role in defining the architecture, design, stories, and task breakdowns, as well as coordinating technical synchronization. You will need to examine various options and actively assist the team in making decisions regarding technical solutions and processes, including collaborating with the tech leadership team.

Skills to create thrills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with experienced inter-department tech communication.

  • Excellent teamwork skills, proactiveness, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Previous experience working with C++ projects.

  • Previous experience with gaming is a plus.

With us you’ll get to work at the forefront of casual social gaming business, in a growing, energized and fun environment. At King 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.

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!