Backend Developer - Candy Crush

About the Employer
Job Description

We're looking for a Backend Developer that takes pride in creating the very best bite sized entertainment for millions of players worldwide.

Your role within our Kingdom

As​ ​a​ ​Backend​ ​Developer,​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​afraid​ ​to​ ​embrace​ ​our​ ​DevOps​ ​methodology:​ ​you promote​ ​your​ ​code​ ​to​ ​our​ ​production​ ​systems​ ​and​ ​look​ ​after​ ​it​ ​while​ ​in​ ​production.​ ​Together​ ​with your​ ​colleagues​ ​you​ ​will​ ​take​ ​a​ ​lead​ ​on​ ​creating​ ​and​ ​maintaining​ ​the​ ​back​ ​end​ ​of​ ​our​ ​casual games.​ ​As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​development​ ​team​ ​you​ ​will​ ​enjoy​ ​a​ ​creative,​ ​challenging​ ​and​ ​collaborative environment​ ​where​ ​your​ ​ideas​ ​will​ ​be​ ​every​ ​bit​ ​as​ ​valued​ ​as​ ​your​ ​programming​ ​expertise.

  • Design,​ ​architect​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​server​ ​features​ ​required​ ​to​ ​support​ ​new​ ​game functionality,​ ​platform​ ​enhancements,​ ​and​ ​releases.

  • Ensure high performance, reliability and scalability of the backend infrastructure.

  • Deliver​ ​code​ ​of​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​quality​ ​through​ ​good​ ​design.

  • Attention​ ​to​ ​detail​ ​and​ ​system​ ​testing​ ​on​ ​timely​ ​basis.

  • Share​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​help​ ​colleagues​ ​both​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​your​ ​team

  • Comfortable​ ​working​ ​on​ ​a​ ​live​ ​game​ ​product​ ​with​ ​millions​ ​of​ ​users​ ​every​ ​day

Skills to create thrills

You​ ​have​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​building ​backend technologies that serve millions of users every day.​ ​​​You are a good​ ​communicator,​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​people​ ​from​ ​several​ ​different​ ​business​ ​units. You​ ​can​ ​translate​ ​business​ ​needs​ ​into​ ​technical​ ​requirements​ ​and​ ​implementation.​ ​​​You are excited​ ​about​ ​doing​ ​what’s​ ​best​ ​for​ ​the​ ​game,​ ​and​ ​adaptable​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​work​ ​on​ ​different​ ​things as​ ​the​ ​game​ ​moves​ ​between​ ​phases.

Other​ ​skills​ ​include:

  • Able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​client​ ​developers​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​we’re​ ​building​ ​the​ ​right​ ​things

  • Strong​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​Java,​ ​databases​ ​and​ ​caching

  • Familiar​ ​working​ ​with​ ​UNIX​ ​environments,​ ​bash​ ​and​ ​git

  • Knowledgeable​ ​about​ ​web​ ​protocols,​ ​application​ ​servers​ ​and​ ​web​ ​servers

  • Familiarity​ ​with​ ​testing​ ​frameworks

Bonus points
  • Experience​ ​with​ ​Gradle​

  • Experience with build tools (e.g. Jenkins), and cloud hosting (e.g. GCP)

  • C++​ ​knowledge,​ ​specifically​ ​interfacing​ ​from​ ​game​ ​clients​ ​to​ ​servers​ ​efficiently, alternatively

  • Willingness to learn C++ when needed

  • Comfortable​ ​with​ ​HTML,​ ​CSS​ ​and​ ​JavaScript

  • Modern​ ​web​ ​client​ ​development​ ​frameworks,​ ​eg:​ ​AngularJS,​ ​ReactJS

  • Experience analysing technical health and performance metrics

  • Experience operating a backend system with live users

Making the world playful

When it comes to interactive mobile entertainment, we're pretty proud to be number one. We bring moments of magic to hundreds of millions everyday through games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. 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.

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 can’t 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. And that’s it.

Apply now!

Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. All applications should be made in English.