Junior Java Backend Developer

King

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

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Job Description:

King operates mobile games at a massive scale. With titles like Candy Crush, Bubble Witch and Farm Heroes our code runs on hundreds of millions of devices across the world.

We are looking for aJunior Java Backend Developer that will take pride in creating the very best bite sized entertainment for millions of players worldwide.

Your role within our Kingdom

The marketing engineering team is responsible for building complex, high-scale, real-time systems, working closely with other parts of the business to support the marketing activities for our popular games. We are looking for a junior developer with some practical experience, and the drive and enthusiasm to succeed in a demanding and professional team environment.

Together with your team you will be designing, architecting, testing and implementing features in our core services. With the support of your team you should be able to deliver high quality and well-structured code.

Skills to create thrills

You have a great passion for programming and pursue quality and a polished finish in your daily work. As a developer you are also analytical and genuinely interested in understanding how things work. You must be a team player, willing to integrate into a fast paced, demanding yet fun professional environment.

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals and Object Oriented knowledge, interested in design patterns.

  • You feel comfortable with Java, databases and web development in general.

  • No stranger to web protocols, application servers and web servers.

  • You have some familiarity with UNIX environments and shell scripting.

  • Hunger for knowledge and openness to learn.

  • Know how to write testable code and follow clean coding principles.

Bonus Skills

  • You have some knowledge about concurrency and scalability.

  • Interested in agile development.

  • Experience with any other programming languages, preferably C++.

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.
Discover King at careers.king.com

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