Senior C++ Client Developer - The Lab in Barcelona


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Job Description

The Lab is the engine that maximizes throughput of learnings for all of King.

By conducting experiments on live games, we advance the boundaries of our knowledge, open new areas of creativity, and add significant revenue to the network.

We are looking for a talented and experienced C++ Client Developer to help us build and run experiments on our existing foundation and contribute to improvements in our technology with innovation and collaboration at the forefront.

Your role within the Kingdom

We are looking for a talented person with a degree in Computer Science or similar to join our team. The codebase 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:

  • Designing and implementing client side game features (experiments) for the purpose to expand our knowledge of our players and their motivations for playing our games

  • Collaborating inside a multi- craft team during the whole process, ideation to deployment, to create the experiments on a variety of topics

  • Working closely with the multiple teams to iteratively innovate on our technical solutions and processes in a self/team driven environment

  • Monitoring and managing the needs of a live title

  • Contributing to the ongoing discussions on technical issues and strategy

  • Maintaining and improving our existing code base

  • Delivering high quality and well- structured code

  • Sharing knowledge, helping colleagues across crafts and contributing to new tools and processes that helps the Studio perform at its best

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

  • Excellent C++ knowledge

  • Professional experience from game development

  • Professional experience from Android or iOS development

  • A keen interest in understanding our players

  • Excellent communication skills in English

  • Experience working with mobile devices

  • A strong curiosity for how things work and how they can be made better- Understanding of UX/UI design principles

  • Experience with Python scripting and automation of tasks

  • Team leadership experience

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the

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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