Tech Lead/Technical director, Game Platform
Are you a C++ enthusiast who enjoys the challenge of working on multiple platforms? Would you like to be tech lead in a core technology team which develops the SDK that powers all of the King games, running on more than 285 million devices? Tasty! The SDK is the single point of access to all of King's infrastructure and ties in to both internal and external systems. You will get plenty of opportunities to dive into complex problems and together with your team work with a broad range of new and innovative technologies for Monetization, Social and Live game services on multiple platforms with a global market coverage. Sounds like a treat?
Your role within our Kingdom
The team consists of 30 awesome Kingsters and together (developers, tech writers, build engineers, POs, Managers, QAs) you'll set the tech direction of the SDK by defining, agreeing on and implementing the technical roadmap. Your role varies for being hands-on with code, setting the architecture and making sure the SDK adopts the best-fit technology that aligns with King's overall technical strategy.
The purpose? Developing our unified platform to help the organization build games in a super-easy way on a global level, by delivering functionality to enable game teams to easily incorporate social, flexible monetization options, live operations and analytics features with little effort.
Being part of a fluid, techy and inclusive environment means that we celebrate releases, arrange knowledge sharing sessions and truly value innovation. Oh, and since SDK is the ruling champions of the internal Robot building challenge\", you'll need to be a solid Lego-builder. No pressure."
Skills to create thrills
You are an exceptional team player who loves tech, solving problems and believes that the best solutions are created together with others. You'll be a role-model and mentor to the technical team; develop best practices for the teams to aid productivity and quality and evaluate new technologies and how they integrate into our evolving platform.
* Strong C++ and mobile skills. We expect you to be working hands on with the teams on occasion to keep in touch with the code base (and because you really want to!)
* Broad experience in software development and previous tech leadership experience. You have probably had a few of the following roles: Developer, Architect, Tech Lead, Technical Director, Engineering Manager or similar
* A successful track record of development and architecture of SDKs and Frameworks (Understanding the domain of building software for other developers)
* Working with current mobile platforms, including the steps to take an app/a game to live
* Development on PC and Console platforms
* Knowledge of the software, tools and methods involved in developing commercially successful games
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.
We're Seriously Playful
We believe that great gaming experiences happen when they are developed by working in small, autonomous creative teams that control the whole process - from idea to amazing products. Our close connection with the player community gets us instant feedback and enables us to deliver truly magical moments. We value your free time and your need to refuel, relax and find inspiration - by playing games with your colleagues, being at home with your family or going to the gym or out for a run. That's how we stay creative!
Ready to level up? Join our Kingdom!
You'll find all you need to apply (and it's super-easy!), plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. All applications should be made in English and we're keen on getting to know you and the stuff that makes you tick!
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