Engineering Manager in Barcelona


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Job Description

At King, we believe that having exceptional Product, Tech, and most importantly, People leads to having outstanding results. As an Engineering Manager in Candy Crush, you will support the most important part of this - People!

You will translate business needs and product vision into talent strategies, find, retain and develop the best talent, build high- performing, well- functioning, right- sized teams capable of delivering great features to our players.


You will:

  • Lead, develop, coach, and grow technical professionals who work as part of a cross- functional team.

  • Drive and execute all people- related processes in collaboration with HR.

  • Be the Hiring Manager for engineers in your teams and take complete ownership of the employee lifecycle.

  • Collaborate with tech and product leadership to ensure your teams have the right tools, skills, and processes.

  • Unblock your teams and individual engineers and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Support Engineering Organisation in driving the continuous improvement of all talent- related processes and contribute to strategic areas of improvement related to our talent.

  • Handle administration part of King HR policies for your team.

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork:

To deliver a holistic and coherent experience to our players, we rely on cross- functional teams. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead Engineers who will be a part of the cross- functional team. To succeed, you will need to work in tight collaboration with the Tech Lead and Producer responsible for the tech direction, production, and output of the whole cross- functional team.

Skills to create thrills:

  • Experienced leader with a passion for developing others

  • Solution- oriented and problem- solving mindset

  • Stakeholder management skills

  • Great communication, coaching, and feedback skills

  • Technical background in software engineering

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!


About King

  • Games

  • Privately Held

  •  London, United Kingdom

  • 1001-5000 employees

  • 2003

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games.

We have developed more than 200 fun titles, and offer games in over 200 countries and regions. Our franchises include Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch. We have 340 million average monthly unique users, as of second quarter 2015, across web, social and mobile platforms. 

At King, we design games with a broad appeal, which allow people to play for a moment, then move on with their day and pick up their game later. Our games are also synchronized across platforms, allowing players to switch seamlessly between devices and platforms and continue their game wherever they left off, so they can play anywhere, any time and on any device. For us, this is encapsulated in the idea of bitesized entertainment. 

King has game studios in Stockholm, Bucharest, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Singapore, and Seattle, along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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