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Senior Cloud Engineer, Plataforma I Shared Technology in Barcelona


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Are you inspired by the idea of delivering a smooth gaming experience to 260 million players?!
Join the Plataforma Team! We are responsible for developing and maintaining the Backend Platform for all games at King. In our team, we focus on performance and scalability–our platform supports an average traffic of millions of requests per second from all our beloved games. We work closely with King’s teams to support game feature development, handle intense traffic events and highly concurrent data storage.
In our daily work, we promote creativity and innovation by adopting the latest technologies and constantly improving and evolving our platform. We are on a mission to transform and migrate our on- premise infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform in order to leverage the benefits and best practices of the cloud. We intend to make this transition invisible to the players and smooth for all King development teams, enabling the game studios to keep serving new game content seamlessly.

Skills to create thrills
  • Your strong proficiency in Java, complemented with skills in Python, Go, Git, sets you up as a proficient troubleshooter and coder. You also demonstrate expertise in facilitating code reviews.
  • Having hands- on experience working with Java concurrency and multi- threading to design robust solutions.
  • Your hands- on experience extends to cloud technologies, specifically GCP and its services.
  • You possess a strong understanding of Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform and Helm.
  • Comfortable working with Kubernetes (GKE), you are at ease with its intricacies.
  • You exhibit the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Your role within the Kingdom
  • Develop, maintain and support one of the world’s most used game platforms.
  • Maintaining and enhancing our database infrastructure, with a keen focus on scalability, robustness, and security.
  • Support the full lifecycle of our games, including troubleshooting intricate production problems at high load.
  • Work closely with the game teams and supporting them to make our games more fun
The Team
You will be part of a multicultural team that truly believes in the power of teamwork: we leverage each other's ideas and competences to deliver awesome tech!
With us, you will be part of developing software running on thousands of game backend servers, working closely with our teams in Stockholm as well as other teams spread across the world.
In our team we strive to be truly agile, by independently defining our goals, ways of working and best practices. We embrace collaboration, high quality standards, and a maintainable system that can live for many years to come. We promise that you will be working in a team of competent and motivated colleagues, where you will be given the opportunity and support to develop yourself throughout your career.

About King

At King, we’re Making the World Playful. Heard of Candy Crush? We’re the creators behind it. With game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Malta, we have a 20- year history of delivering some of the world’s most iconic games in the mobile gaming industry and are on a mission to level- up the little moments for our more than 200 million active monthly users. But we aren’t just crushing it with candies, we’re also behind Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch, Pet Rescue and loads of other sweet games. As a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, King is part of Activision Blizzard, which was recently acquired by Microsoft.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it’s the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren’t the only ones that can level- up. We’re always looking for ways to champion each other and make what’s already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and 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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