Harebrained Schemes Studios


The Studio

Harebrained Schemes Studios is centered on deep collaboration between seasoned veterans and fresh talent who share a passion for crafting game worlds and delighting our audience. We focus on creating strategy games that will disrupt the market with an innovative blend of tactical gameplay and emotionally powerful storytelling. HBS games challenge your mind and touch your heart. Founded in 2011, we are best known for our award-winning games including Shadowrun Returns (2013), Shadowrun: Dragonfall (2014) and Shadowrun Hong Kong (2015). After working with Paradox Interactive as our publisher for our latest release of BATTLETECH, we became an official member of the Paradox family in 2018.

The Team

Our  studio offers the opportunity to make amazing game experiences with co-workers who are just as passionate as you about making games. With easy access to studio leadership and small teams of 20-35 members, individuals are encouraged to have a growth-mindset and are given the ability to make a significant impact on the projects they work on. We strive for a work-life balance with a Work-Family that doesn’t replace your Family-Family, and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

The Location

The studio is located in Kirkland WA, an ideal location to take advantage of both the city of Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound area. With gamer-centric offerings like PAX West, Geek Girl Con, Emerald City Comic Con, and video/board gamer lounges, as well as a best-in-class restaurant scene, day trips to the mountains or islands, and terrific coffee on every corner, it’s a great place to work and live!


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Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:






Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!

  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

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