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As a Tools Engineer at King you will be empowering the Farm Heroes Saga team to deliver a world class gaming experience. By providing them with new and improved tools, you will be enhancing their iteration times and productivity. You will be responsible for delivery of those tools to the development teams.

You will apply several technologies in the development of our tools, including C/C++, C#, Python, WPF, Imgui, and Qt. You will work with the Foundation Team and content creators to design and iterate on the tools & pipelines used to develop our game.

Qualified candidates need to be agile and self-starters. This is a great opportunity to join an award-winning video game developer, and work with some of the best gaming talent in the world.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, modify, debug, and optimise existing tools

  • Gather requirements from content creators and team members

  • Architect and develop new tools used in asset creation, management, and conversion

  • Co-develop and collaborate with other King teams

  • Document software and features for internal teams

  • Participate in the code review process

  • Create a tooling guideline for Farm for future tool development

  • Working in a lean development environment

Skills to create thrills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineer, or Maths related field

  • Proven experience in media-pipeline tools development (game, DCC, or movie)

  • Previously shipped titles

  • Strong background in C/C++

  • Experience with C#

  • Experience scripting with Python

  • Ability to quickly understand and work with internally and externally developed code

  • Team motivated, with a good work ethic and desire to keep improving

  • Creative, motivated, focused, passionate, outcome focus

  • Demonstrated ability to write efficient, readable, and reliable code

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Passion for games and tools development

Bonus Points:

  • Proficiency using other Perl, or other scripting languages

  • Strong background in 3D math

  • Working experience with various asset types that are used by modern games

  • Knowledge of revision control systems & branching schemes; Perforce, Git, etc.

  • Proficiency with CI solutions such as Jenkins

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.