Paradox Arctic


The Studio:

Paradox Arctic was founded in 2014 by a dedicated team of industry veterans who had spent many years in the business. Their first initiative was to continue developing the “War of” franchise, but focus soon shifted to the Magicka 2 brand - which was successfully launched in 2015 on both PC and console. After a couple of years of working on projects such as Pillars of Eternity on console and Paradox’s multiplayer backend, we have gradually shifted into developing our own games.

Since 2018 we are developing Deep, Appealing and Personal games within the Management genre. Our mission is to grow the fanbase of Paradox Interactive by carving out our own niche of games.

The Team:

Working at Paradox Arctic means becoming part of a family. We take care of each other and we help each other succeed. We believe that a learning mindset and continuous individual development is the key to sustainable growth and success. We are a team of highly skilled industry veterans combined with new talent from other industries. We pride ourselves on our no-crunch-policy. We respect our work-life balance and make our games without overtime. Three words that describe our work process are agile, transparent and informal. At Paradox Arctic, work life is like an RPG. We constantly develop our skills and challenge ourselves to level up!

The Location:

The Paradox Arctic Studio is located in the north of Sweden, in a coastal town called Umeå. Our name Arctic is a reference to the closeness to the Arctic circle. Umeå is a great place if you enjoy the outdoors. Down-hill skiing in the middle of the city is only one of the perks of enjoying Umeå in the winter. Snowmobiling is another. But the city is most beautiful in the summertime when the sun almost never sets and you can enjoy the company of your friends in one of the many open-air restaurants.

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)

Magnus Ladulåsgatan 4
118 66 Stockholm Directions View page

Barcelona, Spain

08002 Barcelona Directions View page

Berkeley, USA

94704 Berkeley Directions View page

Delft, Netherlands

Delft Directions View page

Malmö, Sweden

Stortorget 13B
211 22 Malmö Directions View page

Paris, France

75004 Paris Directions

Seattle, USA

98164 Seattle Directions View page

Tampere, Finland

33100 Tampere Directions

Umeå, Sweden

Nygatan 18-20
903 27 Umeå Directions View page

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