C++ developers with a passion for games wanted!

PDS - Programming – Stockholm

Paradox Development Studio is now looking to hire a developer to work in a dynamic, playful and exciting environment. For the person with the right skills and mindset we can offer a great opportunity to work with skilled colleagues and have real fun!

You will be working in a small team with our Grand Strategy titles, continuously developing our games. Since our teams are quite small you will work with all aspects of the game. You will also collaborate closely with designers and artists in order to implement new gameplay features.


  • Implement Gameplay and visual features as well as optimization and AI as required.

Required Qualifications

  • You probably have between 1 and 3 years of professional experience working in C++. Experience from games is not required but will be considered an advantage.
  • Skill and interest in C++ programming
  • Able to estimate your own time and taking ownership of your features
  • You are comfortable in English, both written and spoken

Good to have

  • Previous experience with Visual Studio or other, similar environments.
  • Previous experience working on Linux or OSX.

We believe it is very important that you are able to take ownership of the areas of the game you are assigned and independently, or with others, able to design or redesign parts of the code. The important thing is that you are passionate about developing games and can easily adapt to new methods in games programming. We think you are good at cooperating with new groups of people but also able to work independently. As a person you are positive, dedicated, responsible, and love a challenge. An interest in strategy games and history, and in particular the grand strategy games from Paradox, will be considered a big plus.

Path-finding problem
We would also like you to complete our path-finding problem. We will evaluate your solution based on performance, stability and readability. Remember, this is your opportunity to show us what you’re capable of and that you’re the person that we want to develop our future games. You will find the test by clicking here.

Practical information
Scope: Fulltime and permanent
Reports to: Project Lead
Location: Stockholm

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.

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118 27 Stockholm

Working at Paradox

We offer a cooperative and playful environment that is equal parts experimental and professional. It’s a great opportunity to learn, develop, and excel within the gaming industry. We are a diverse team that welcome everyone with a can-do attitude and a sense of fun. The company language is English but we have more than 25 languages (including Quenya) represented across our two offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden.

At Paradox Interactive we come from many different backgrounds and all have very different experiences. Some of us came here with fresh degrees in programming or engineering, some with many years in the games industry and some with just great skills, attitude and a passion for making games. Together we make the best games we can possibly make while having great fun!

  • A big family

    Our Paradox family includes more than just employees, we have a big network of loyal fans, 25+ external development studios and long-term sales partners who contribute to our success.

  • We make our own decisions

    We control our operations and make our own decisions, and we are not dependent on outside funding or lengthy approval processes.

  • Have fun

    Our corporate culture includes hard work and dedication but also Friday After Work, a strong board game community and team activities within and outside the company.

  • Responsibility & Freedom

    Even though you’ll be responsible for your specific part of our production chain, your contribution counts and you’ll see direct results of your input in our final products. At Paradox we provide you with freedom and responsibility to meet your goals. We offer flexible work hours, an open office environment and we encourage sharing and learning from each other.

Who we are

We are PASSIONATE and care about our gamers, our products and our colleagues.

We are COMMITTED and work hard to keep our fans happy.

We are CHALLENGERS and thrive on the front lines and on our way into the unknown.

We are RESPONSIBLE, learn and improve from our mistakes. When we see a problem we don’t ask whose fault it is, but see ways we can help fix it.


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