Tools Developer | Shared Tech
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Craft:Technology & Development
King are looking for a Tools Developer who will drive innovation and take a lead in creating and maintaining tools and pipelines for our mobile casual games. If you enjoy boosting productivity for teams creating entertainment for millions of players to enjoy on the go then this is the right job for you.
This role belongs to part of the Kingdom we call Shared Tech. The team works across all the technology that we use to power our live games, including game content, 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 each month.
Working within Shared Tech, you will focus on game- changing tooling and infrastructure to enable our content creators to build features faster, easier and more reliably. This includes working across multiple teams to facilitate both architectural decisions and hands- on development to support smaller feature teams based on rolling needs.
Your Role Within Our Kingdom
You will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise. Some of your responsibilities include:
- Design, architect, maintain, test and implement tools at scale
- Improve and advance our tooling platform
- Collaborate with different current and future users of our tools, bridging various crafts within King with the intent to optimize, improve and discover workflows across games
- Maintain, innovate and optimize new and existing tools
- Deliver high quality and well- structured code
- Share knowledge and best practices with peers and game teams
- Coach other Developers and individuals in technical roles, such as Technical Artists and Technical Level Designers
Skills to Create Thrills
You are a programmer who enjoys an array of challenges, and strives to deliver great products and technology. You are curious and a fast learner, and are excited to contribute to live games with a massive user base.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Working knowledge of Python OR C++/C#/java/Haskell/Lisp/Rust/Perl/Ruby
- Experienced with tools development
- Experience with performance- critical software is a bonus
- Experience of implementing high- quality tools in a standalone and plugin context.
- Ability to work closely with cross- discipline teams to understand their needs
- High sense of code quality and polish and the desire to build and maintain a high- quality code base
- Ability to develop on multiple platforms: Windows and OSX with Linux backends
- Practical experience (more than ‘hello world) of other programming languages is a plus
King is a place where we build features in the open, collaboratively. We value diverse opinions and make sure every voice is heard. We offer you the freedom and opportunity to work on fulfilling tasks and to continue your journey as an expert tools developer. We believe that in order to remain competitive we need to grow in our roles, we support this by investing time and effort into personal development continuously throughout the year.
What we offer
In Shared Tech, our team is focused on supporting multiple game teams with high quality tools. We take pride in the tools that we deliver, and the team that builds them. We are looking for a new voice in this context and want to find someone who has the technical skills we need while also contributing to the team as a whole. We have prioritized trust and open communication as the cornerstone of our team culture.
We believe that in order to remain competitive we need to grow in our roles, we support this by investing time and effort into personal development continuously throughout the year.
We also offer truly awesome benefits here at King in addition to a thriving social calendar of events for Kingsters to really get to know each other
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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