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Senior Site Reliability Engineer | Shared Tech


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Technology & Development

Job Description:

Senior Site Reliability Engineer | Shared Tech


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.


The Infrastructure and QA team is a part of the new ML Platform team. We manage the IT infrastructure for the machine learning platform that we’re building. The ML Platform team consists of a combination of people from the recently acquired Peltarion team and the King ML teams. The platform is currently being deployed in King GCP and it is also a combination of technologies and systems from the two combined teams.

Your role within our Kingdom

We’re now looking to expand the team with another SRE that will help us design, build and maintain our infrastructure. We also work closely together with the other teams of developers and MLEs etc. We support and help them make the right decisions when it comes to building stable and reliable services. We highly believe in building self-service tools that allow developers to build, deploy and monitor their own services.

We regularly update the tools and services that we use, and we try to automate as much as possible. We’re open to new technologies, be it a paid service in GCP (or elsewhere) or an open source product. We hope that you share that approach and that you have a service minded attitude, always willing to help our colleagues both within and outside of our team.

Skills to create thrills

  • Feel at home with cloud technologies, specifically GCP and their services
  • Comfortable with Kubernetes (GKE) and containers since all of our services and tools are running in Kubernetes
  • Experience with Terraform and Helm or similar Infrastructure as Code tools
  • General understanding of programming. Our team has services built in Go and the platform is built using Python, Java and NodeJS etc.
  • Understanding of how CI/CD pipelines work
  • Comfortable working with logging and metrics tools such as Graylog, Prometheus and Grafana
  • General knowledge of things like Linux, databases, DNS, networks, firewalls and security
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to communicate proficiently in written and spoken English

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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