Programmer Manager - Grand Strategy Tech

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Being a Programmer Manager as part of the Grand Strategy Game (GSG) Tech team at Paradox Development Studio means working closely with a team of passionate C++ developers, with the goal of delivering robust technology so that the game teams can deliver genre-leading projects efficiently. 

You will be part of a team of managers who aim to motivate, coach, and grow the Clausewitz Engine team, the GSG Tools team and the Build and Automation team -  both in size and in professional development. You will also be part of projects and initiatives within the department to improve our processes and workflows and how we interact with other parts of the company. At Paradox we foster a culture of ownership and autonomy, and you will be a champion as well as an enabler for your team to be able to embrace this philosophy of self-leadership. 

We have ambitious goals for the future and are looking for someone to help us achieve them. 


  • Direct management of 8-12 Programmers which consists of regular 1:1 Meetings, development talks, salary talks and helping to find opportunities for them to grow and develop.
  • Mentoring and coaching developers to help them level-up and remain engaged with Paradox.
  • Being part of the Programmer Recruitment process by taking part in interviews, reviewing applicants, iterating on the process and training others to be more involved in recruitment.
  • Ensuring that our programmers have the right tools to do their best work, both in terms of development tools and software but also with regards to training and building their skill set.
  • Running and supporting projects and initiatives as part of the GSG Tech Leadership team, such as workshop days, process evaluations, social events and evaluating new software/tools.
  • Supporting the GSG Tech Department in communicating and working with other parts of the company and in building the right teams of people for the problems we are solving.
  • Promoting a healthy and diverse work environment which is welcoming to all while also building a strong culture and sense of purpose within our teams.

Required Qualifications

  • A strong desire to build high performing teams of programmers who have a high sense of autonomy and ownership over their work.
  • A track record of coaching and mentoring other developers and/or leading development teams to successful delivery.
  • You come from a background where you’ve been part of the software development process, as well as contributing with code yourself as a developer.
  • If you have previous experience from working in C++ it will be in your favor, but it is not required.
  • You should aspire to be a great leader who cares deeply for the health and development of his/her team.

The right candidate is passionate about our games and is an experienced programmer who has been or are interested in becoming a manager. As a Programmer Manager you will also be an important part of the Grand Strategy Games Tech leadership team and work closely with other teams to deliver robust, efficient and flexible systems that bring our Grand Strategy Games to our fans. At Paradox, we pride ourselves in providing opportunities to develop and learn new skills so we are looking for candidates who are interested in expanding their talents and working with new technologies.

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If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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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)

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:






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