Graduate Opportunity

C++ Developer - Shared Tech Team

Computer Science/Hardware/Systems.

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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.

Meet the producers behind Farm Heroes Super Saga

The game reintroduces players to the beautiful farm lands where the quest to maintain peace continues as they switch and match their way through a range of exciting new features, game modes and social mechanics.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world - famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 cannot 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.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way.

In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Your role within our Kingdom

We are looking for a talented person with a degree in Computer Science or similar to join our team. The SDK we work on is written in C++ for all the major platforms (iOS, Android and JavaScript/HTML5). Tasks within the team vary greatly but include:

  • Developing the SDK supporting the games developed at King
  • Designing and implementing client side aspects of the features we support
  • Collaborating with game teams to enable the features they want to build
  • Working closely with King’s internal Java server frameworks
  • Maintaining and improving our existing code base

As a new 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 and King offers many opportunities for training and personal development.

Skills to create thrills

  • A degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Wide experience programming in C++
  • Experience programming network connectivity
  • Interest in building reusable flexible APIs and libraries
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Experience working with mobile devices (Objective C & Android)

Bonus points

  • Confidence working with Java and server side code
  • Knowledge in Lua, C, C# Unity

Benefits 

  • Incentive to work. Freedom to play.
    • We’re human. We know that brilliant work only happens when it’s balanced with renewal. And that the best talent demands only the best rewards and incentives. So when it comes to benefits, we don’t just have a plan. We have a whole philosophy.       
  • Little Rewards. And big ones too.
    • We believe a job well done deserves to be well rewarded. Our benefits are designed to do just that. From the little perks that make your life a little easier, to the big benefits that make your life a little better.
  • Reward philosophy
    • We believe a job well done deserves to be well rewarded. To protect this philosophy of fair recognition and reward, we follow four guiding principles. This is our promise to you, outlining what we believe and how we will behave and it is followed and fostered by all of our people at all levels of our business.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • London and Barcelona
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Systems

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