Principal Engineer C++ Shared Studio

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Principal Engineer C++ Shared Studio

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 shared libraries power all the games. The Shared Technology develops and maintains the underlying tech that makes this possible. Our responsibilities stretch from the datacenter and the backend tech power all our servers to the libraries and APIs making the features available to the game developers. As a member of this team, you will work with highly skilled people on these fundamental building blocks that the game teams use to power the biggest games in the world.

Your role within our Kingdom

As a Prinicipal Engineer in the Shared Studio you will work inside the game team to deliver a great player experience ensuring the client architecture is of high quality and the game play is polished, enterprising and above all fun. You will also be in contact with the latest and greatest technology developments at King, polishing and testing them out before they get into the big titles.

You will among other things:


Take responsibility for the quality of what the team creates, helping to establish good practices and working hand in hand with the Tech Director to define the next steps in a team with a continuous improvement mindset.

Help the team grow, both in number, supporting the hiring process, and personally, mentoring team members into clean code and quality mindset.

Design, architect and help implement features required to have healthy games

Deliver code and supporting documentation of the highest quality through good design, attention to detail and system testing on a timely basis

Work with skilled colleagues that are committed to delivering the best products possible

Work in an agile environment, where your opinions matter

Work closely with the upstream technology teams, giving them feedback to improve the experience of future users

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

Ensure high performance, reliability, scalability and security of our systems

Skills to create thrills

In our opinion, programming experience and dedication for gaming as well as the willingness to share great ideas are equally valued. Are you passionate? Are you a creative team player?

We're looking for someone who:


Is an engineer and not scared of SOLID, TDD or other acronyms.

Is aware of the impact they can create, values scalability and adaptability of the solutions created.

Is fluent in modern C++ (C++11 and later)

Writes high-quality, maintainable code, cares about it and is willing to further improve their practices

Can get up to speed on new codebases quickly

Has experience with cross-platform development, especially iOS and Android

Is a team player, has good communication skills and can easily work with new people

Gets things done

Has game development experience

Bonus points

* Objective C
* Java
* Experience in working with memory / performance critical applications
* Experience in working with game engines

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

Officially, we're a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we're a serious business that's not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let's talk.

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 All applications should be made in English.

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