Senior Java Backend Developer - Portfolio Games
We're looking for a Senior Java Backend Developer that takes pride in creating the very best bite- sized entertainment for millions of players worldwide. If you want to contribute to creating an amazing experience for millions of players to enjoy on the go then this is the right job for you!
Joining the Portfolio Games central tech team, you will work with a team of Senior Backend experts to provide development support for 5 of our most exiting Saga games; Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue, Bubble Witch 3, Candy Crush Friends and Candy Crush Jelly. This is an exciting opportunity that offers variety in the scope of your work, giving you access to make an impact at scale.
Your role within our Kingdom
As our Senior Java Backend Developer, you will be a part of a team with the mission to build and maintain new and existing game features. You will be working in close collaboration with the game teams. You are not afraid to embrace our DevOps methodology: you promote your code to our production systems and look after it while in production. You will take a lead on creating and maintaining the back end of our casual games by identifying what needs to be done and implementing the changes.
As part of the developer team, you will enjoy a creative, challenging, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.
Skills to create thrills
You have a great passion for system development, new technologies, large scale systems and games in particular. You’re an excellent communicator, happy dealing with people from different business units and with varying degrees of technical savvy. Therefore, you’re able to translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation. You're excited about doing what's best for the game and adaptable enough to work on different things day to day based on its needs.
Other skills include:
- Able to architect, design and implement components, features and systems in Java
- Able to identify and analyze backend requirements in feature planning sessions
- Excited about working on a live game product with a massive number of active users
- Knowledge of databases and general web development
- Able to support game servers from a Level 3 support perspective, investigating live game issues when escalated
- Great communication between our dedicated ops team, client developers and other backend developers
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.