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Senior Software Engineer (Windows, C++) I Shared Technology


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced C++ developer to join our cross platform game engine team. Your focus will be on the Windows and UWP parts of the engine (Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform).

Our engine and tools are used by hundreds of developers at King and deliver some of the most played mobile games in the world. Our team is 40+ strong and looking to grow with experienced developers that have a user focused mindset.

This role belongs to part of the Kingdom we call Shared Tech. The teams within Shared Tech work as B2B organisations working across all the technology that we use to power our live games, including data infrastructure, machine learning, payments infrastructure and the game engines themselves. The vision within Shared Tech is to provide a competitive technological advantage for our game teams to help them deliver an amazing player experience to our 250 million active live users a month.

Your role within our Kingdom

Our engine team needs a C++ engine developer to work on improving and maintaining our cross platform mobile engine, editor and tools. You will be responsible for developing and refining new and existing features on behalf of our dozen game teams.

You will be solving problems for live games and developing cross-platform features in a game engine that also run on iOS and Android. Your focus will be on Windows platforms such as Win64, UWP and the Microsoft Store. You will work closely with King’s Platform Partnership team to adapt the newest systems and devices.

You should have a keen understanding of the challenges faced by artists, coders and designers so that you can create technology that helps them continuously deliver their projects.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience with developing C++ applications for Windows with Visual Studio

  • Experience with Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and C++/WinRT

  • Familiar with game engines

  • Familiar with Python and CMake

  • A plus if you have experience with mobile development for Android (Java, JNI, NDK) or iOS (Objective- C++)

  • Knowledgeable and curious about programming and technology in general

  • Courage to dig into unknown code bases

  • Happy to work in an agile development environment with a location distributed team

  • Excellent communicator in English

  • Passionate about games, great if you’ve worked as a game developer before

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!

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