£0 - £0 Per Hour
Programming and Development
Permanent | Full Time
Java Backend Developer - Game Systems
King operates mobile games at a massive scale, putting a smile on gamers faces all over the world! With titles like Candy Crush, Bubble Witch and Farm Heroes our code runs on hundreds of millions of devices globally. Behind the scenes there are hundreds of servers running our code in our data centers handling requests from millions of concurrent players.The Game Systems team develops and maintains the underlying tech that makes this possible. As a member of this team you will work with highly skilled people on these fundamental building blocks. You will see message queues passing tens of billions of messages per day, databases processing a million queries per second and web services responding to clients every microsecond.Sounds like a treat?
Your role within our Kingdom
Are you all about Java, tech and gaming and would like to join our team working with backend systems? Work within this team centers around the development of King's server frameworks, libraries, and support systems for our game services. We approach our work with a DevOps mindset, taking responsibility for shipping services quickly and often, enabling and handling the operation of these services at scale, and for live incident response. As a member of this team you will also work closely with game teams to support them in developing new technology to support new game features, enabling the future of mobile game development. The Games Systems team offers a unique opportunity to be involved hands on with multiple aspects of game backend development, and King offers many opportunities for training and personal development.
Skills to create thrills
2+ years experience working as a Java developer within a software engineering team
Comfortable working directly with stakeholders to define required workCapable of taking work from concept definition through to deployment and operation
Experience operating a backend system with live usersComfortable working in Linux server environments
Operation of backend services at scaleMessage queues or streaming technology experience, such as Kafka
Database experience, such as working with MySQLExperience of both integrating 3rd party APIs over IP, and the creation of libraries and APIs for other developers to use
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