Senior Front-End Developer | Shared Tech


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented senior frontend developer to be part of the journey of making the daily life for all developers at King even better. As a part of the Foundry team you’ll be collaborating with the Core Platform teams to make their tech more accessible to the teams at King.

Your role within our Kingdom

At Foundry, we are passionate about empowering developers with a best-in-class platform to increase efficiency, continuously embracing change in order to provide amazing experiences.

As a member of the Foundry team, you will play an important role to influence how technology evolves at King and how King teams develop their internal applications that bring great value to our games. You will work closely with your teammates in an agile environment and you will do product discovery and pair/mob programming.

Your responsibilities might include:

  • Develop reusable frontend components and libraries for King developers

  • Develop web/node.js applications, APIs and CLI tools

  • Improve developer experience, such as self-service tooling, that allow King teams to create and manage their applications

  • Co-develop internal applications and libraries with other teams

  • Research and drive technology innovations across teams

Skills to create thrills

  • Solid experience with CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript and TypeScript

  • Solid experience with frontend frameworks/libraries such as React or similar

  • Solid experience of working with APIs

  • Familiar with frontend testing framework such as Jest or similar

  • A desire to learn new technologies and programming languages across the stack

  • Interest in User and Developer Experience

Bonus points

  • Experience in modern UI libraries such as Material UI or similar

  • Experience working with Spotify´s Backstage framework

  • Knowledge of app development in Cloud environments

  • Knowledge of Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of Java and/or Python

  • Enjoys working in a dev-ops culture

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.
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