King.com

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 that are enjoyed all around the world.

King is an independent unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), which acquired King in February 2016. King has game studios in Stockholm, Bucharest, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Seattle, along with further offices in the US and in Asia.

King.com London, UK
28 Feb, 2018
Full time
Director of Publishing Operations Reports into VP of Corporate Development & Publishing to manage the systematic operational delivery of King's portfolio of externally developed games. Your role within our Kingdom The Director of Publishing Game Operations is accountable for:   Creating and managing a systematic, repeatable process to support all external game teams with King shared technology, marketing and other centrally provided support functions. Anticipates operational issues ahead of time, for all published games and acts as key stakeholder with VP and Director of Publishing to decide on resulting prioritization. Owner of launch and play test planning across all the publishing portfolio. Working with central teams to determine & drive and coordinate Tech/Tools needs and production initiatives. Engaging cross functional internal stakeholders to drive delivery of services to our external studio partners (shared technology, CRM, Customer Support, paid marketing, branding, legal etc) Skills to create thrills Proven knowledge of all aspects of mobile F2P operations, launch planning and live ops management ideally evidenced by end to end management of game launch and live operations of non casual-puzzle FTP mobile game. Flexibility and interest to work across wide spectrum of mobile game genres. Outstanding organizational and planning skills. Outstanding communication skills. Equally at ease with dealing with external game designers and internal corporate functions 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 Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life.   If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk. Apply now! Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com.   All applications should be made in English.
King.com London, UK
28 Feb, 2018
Full time
Marketing Manager - Publishing The Publishing Marketing Manager is a highly visible and crucial communications role that connects our games with our player communities. A successful candidate for this role will be able to leverage games expertise, social media and influencer content planning to drive player relationships, engagement, and growth of our community base. They will also need a track record and passion for building new things and a particular focus on midcore games.   This role will partner closely with external game development studios and other cross-functional teams inside King to ensure a consistent, high quality player experience inside and outside of our games. The Marketing Manager will also recruit, build, and maintain close relationships with highly engaged players around the world. Your role within our Kingdom If you love videogames of all types, have the proven ability and passion to manage large scale strategic marketing projects, from concept to execution, as well as report on KPI analysis, then this is the job for you!   We are looking for an exceptional and experienced marketer who can help drive multi- channel strategic projects using our both our in-game and social media channels. You will work closely with the rest our dynamic King marketing team to deliver a world-class experience to our players. This will include driving engagement of our players and helping to establish brand new channels as we expand our focus into mid-core games.   You will specialize in direct communication to our players with regards to game events, seasonal promotions, and new features/content via our key channels (Email, Mobile Push and in-game messaging). As part of the CRM team and embedded in Publishing, you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where you will help establish a key new initiative within the Kingdom.   Responsibilities Include:   Partner closely with the Publishing organization and external developers to support Live Ops initiatives, other in-game activities and identify key opportunities to create highly engaging and responsive campaigns. Define and execute live-title marketing campaigns in close coordination with internal cross-functional partners including Brand, Performance Marketing, Platform Partnerships, Customer Support, PR and Community Management teams. Create and maintain a roadmap of CRM and social media activities to be shared with stakeholders from the game and wider marketing teams. Facilitate the creation of the campaigns assets (graphics, copy, translation), identify the right segmentation/campaign structure and set-up the campaigns across the CRM and social media systems. Serve as the public voice for new kinds of games for King across all channels. Analyse campaign performance, identify and share key insights, iterate and optimize. Report CRM and social media activities, results and learnings to various stakeholders. Develop a high level of proficiency with our CRM and analytics tools. Experience with developing and posting content across multiple social media channels. Support the team in content planning for email, push messaging, in-game pop-ups, video tutorials and feature trailers. Report on channel KPIs, such as reach, engagement, sentiment, awareness and channel growth. Work closely with the game team to offer them visibility on your activity, as well as share with them insights and community feedback. Collaborate with all functions within Marketing including, but not limited to, brand, community, customer service, performance marketing and public relations. The position reports into the CRM Operations Director and sits within the Publishing team. Skills to create thrills You find all aspects of marketing fascinating and fully understand how all the different pillars of marketing can work together to deliver a unique experience to our players. You are highly creative but also enjoy using a mix of strategy, intuition and data analysis in your day to day work. You’ll have an appreciation of what content works well with your players and how the quality of content and correct targeting can help increase the playing experience and build loyalty. You are player centric and think first through the eyes of the players you are connecting with.   Minimum of five years of relevant marketing experience, with at least two of them in either videogames, or consumer facing mobile apps. Experience within a relevant agency also welcome. Proven track record of managing impactful marketing campaigns (be prepared to share some case studies with us). Proven track record of managing compelling content for all the key social media channels such as Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch etc. In depth knowledge of social media best practices, tools and trends. Excellent English writing, editing and communication skills (native English speaker preferred). You are a true team player but have the ability to work independently. Superior attention to detail as deliverables are shared with key stake holders. Ability to analyse data and identify performance trends Experience briefing and negotiating with agencies or clients. A proven track record of building new communities from scratch. Experience and comfort as an on-camera host. A great communicator, with good presenting skills and a strong ability to build relationships with key partners across different levels. This role is based in our London, UK office and will involve frequent travel around the world. Bonus points Cultural: You will be smart, hard-working, low-ego and able to work in a fast-based business environment. Industry: You will have experience of working within a consumer internet business with a substantial customer base, and broad set of products or services. Functional: You will have CRM and retention expertise, with in-depth knowledge in at least one of our key channels (e-mail, Facebook, mobile push, cross promotion and in-game messaging). Highly numerate: You will be very comfortable evaluating and optimizing campaigns in a quantitatively robust manner. You will know how to leverage test and learn approaches to your campaigns. International experience: King is an extremely international business and candidates with strong international experience are desirable. 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 Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk. Apply now! Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. All applications should be made in English.
King.com London, UK
28 Feb, 2018
Full time
Game Developer C++ We are looking for a super-talented C++ Game Developer to join us in our London shared studio support team, building tools and features across the entire Farm Heroes Franchise and beyond. You will work collaboratively on a team to build features to meet the needs of several game teams. We like to rotate responsibilities regularly, so you will have a chance to work with several different technologies. Your role within our Kingdom As part of the development team you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.   Some of your responsibilities:   Design, implement and test features for games, tools and pipelines. Maintain, optimize and refactor existing features Deliver high quality and well-structured code Share knowledge and help colleagues across the studio Skills to create thrills You are a programmer that enjoys an array of challenges, and strive to deliver great products and technology. You are a curious and fast-learner, and are excited to contribute to live games with a massive user base.   Excellent C++ knowledge Passion for game development Ability to work closely with game teams to understand their needs High sense of quality and polish Bonus points Experience in cross platform game development: iOS/Android/HTML5 Ability to develop on multiple platforms: Windows and OSX with Linux backends Frontend web development skills, ReactJS, TypeScript, HTML5 Unity experience, especially in production environments Build pipeline & automation, Jenkins, Puppet, CMake, Gradle Experience in working with memory / performance critical applications Experience maintaining live games 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. King in London Based in bustling Soho, the cultural heart of the West End, our London studio occupies all four floors of the landmark Ampersand building. Regent’s Park is close enough for a lunchtime run, as are the delights of Covent Garden and the shopping mecca Oxford Street. Non-Brits will soon discover it’s no urban myth; there really is a pub on every corner. Apply now! Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. All applications should be made in English.