Backend Developer Intern
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. Behind the scenes there are few hundreds of server running our own code in our own 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. All this in code developed by King for King.
Your role within our Kingdom
We are looking for a recent graduate with a Masters degree in Computer Science or similar to join our team. Our backend systems are written in Java and run on linux so you will be working in that ecosystem. Tasks within the team vary greatly but include
* Working on Kings internal Java server frameworks
* Developing support systems for our game services
* DevOps and incident response
* Foundational work to handle deploying and running our servers in the data center
* Working with game teams to enable the features they want to build
As a junior member of the team we offer a unique opportunity to be involved hands on and learn as you go. The wide responsibilities of the team give a wide array of challenges to conquer.
Skills to create thrills
* Masters degree in Computer Science or similar
* Comfortable programming in Java
* Excellent communication skills in English
* Experience working with databases
* Interest in high performance computing, parallel processing and distributed systems
* Talent for Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
A great saga needs all sorts of heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you're from, it's all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That's why we hire all sorts of talent - because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
About the Stockholm Studio
Our first studio has been making casual games since 2003. It is the home of Candy Crush Saga, one of the world's most played game. Since 2015 we have two studios centrally located in one of the world's most unique and beautiful capital cities, built over 14 islands. You'll find plenty of urban delights and open spaces within walking, skating and swimming distance - dependent on the time of year, of course.
This will be a paid 6-month internship starting in August and would suit someone who is at the end of their studies or have recently graduated.
All applications need to be in English. Please include a copy of your grades.