Engineering Manager, Game Systems

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Engineering Manager, Game Systems

Are you a natural connector who thrives when developing great people and teams? How about working with sweet software and gaming products that creates great experiences for 260 million players?

Game Systems is all about scalability and supporting games like Candy Crush, which means handling millions of requests per second in some systems. As our games and tech evolve we also have to scale our people and the team. This is where you come in to play!

Ready to level up?

Your role within our Kingdom

About us? In Game Systems we build the foundational systems that allow King to release games to any number of players. The team consists of 15 fun and friendly Kingsters (Java Engineers, Build Engineers and Frontend Engineers) and together we develop:
* Application servers
* Scalable sharded datastores
* Frameworks and infrastructure for building game management tooling (AB Testing, Tracking, Live Ops etc.)
* Multiplayer systems (Mobile)

As our sparkling, new, Engineering Manager, you will inspire and empower the talents in your team, so they can excel in building great software, whilst supporting individual career growth through specific goal setting and continuous feedback.

You'll have a humble and open approach to leadership, with a strong belief in autonomy plus having a keen interest in humans, gaming and techy stuff!

Skills to create thrills

We think your saga started through a passion for problem-solving and tech, leading towards developing exciting software at scale. You also have a soft spot for humans and are a committed and collaborative leader who thrives in helping people to grow!

* Experienced Development/Engineering Manager with a passion for developing teams and people (through recruitment, mentoring, coaching, facilitating feedback and performance management)
* Technical background in software engineering (from roles such as developer, programmer, architect, data scientist)
* Genuine interest in scalable backend systems, platforms and how they can accelerate the success of their users

Bonus points

We know you're intrigued, one way or the other, by the gaming world and if you also have professional experience from the gaming industry, we sure would like to hear your story!

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 (it's super-easy!), plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English and we're keen on getting to know you and the stuff that makes you tick!

Buzz: Chapter lead, Engineering Manager, Development Manager, Scrum Master, Software Engineer, Developer, Programmer, Architect, Java, JS, Javascript, Kafka, Unix / Linux, Agile, CTO, Ingenjör, Analyst, Utvecklare, MySQL, TDD, Kanban

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