Senior Tools Developer | New Games
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Craft:Technology & Development
We are looking for an experienced Tools Developer to join our Content Tools team
This team is responsible for crafting, maintaining and extending our platform for sharing content creation tools across King’s studios. Our mission is to provide a flexible system allowing us to share high quality tools that will be applied to multiple projects while still allowing embedded tools developers on game teams the freedom to create and experiment free of constraints.
Your role within our Kingdom
The role requires superb communication & collaboration skills, both with central teams ( IT / Engineering / QA ) and game teams. The ability to listen to people’s problems while analyzing them for common root causes is crucial. This role will reward people who can think strategically about the future needs of content creators while developing solutions composed of modular components that can be delivered in iterative stages.
As a content tools developer you should have a curiosity about a broad spectrum of content creation applications, game engines as well as an understanding of supporting services such as data tracking, log servers, continuous integration and automated testing.
A focus on writing quality code is highly desirable - but you should also be eager to assist in educating others and helping set high standards in terms of quality. As part of this team, you can expect a considerable amount of flexibility to innovate and trial new ideas.
Skills to create thrills
Excellent Python knowledge
Fundamental understanding of how tool design choices directly affect the user experience
Good knowledge of C# and C++
Experience developing tools for commercial or proprietary game engines
Experience with Qt/PyQt interface development
Experience in developing for Windows and Mac OS
Happy to work in an agile development environment
Excellent communicator in English
Experience with Python web frameworks
Experience with PySide / PyQt UI frameworks
Experience with Maya tools development
Experience with Unity tool development
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite ( Photoshop, Illustrator… )
Experience with GitHub version control
Experience configuring Continuous Integration
Experience with GUI testing frameworks
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.
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