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Paradox Tinto is now looking for a talented Engine Programmer to join our programming team at our new studio in Barcelona. Do you want to be a part of shaping our new company and make great grand strategy games in Barcelona?

About the Role

In this role, you will develop new and existing systems in the Clausewitz Engine that powers Paradox Development Studio’s world-class Grand Strategy Games such as Europa Universalis IV, Imperator: Rome, Stellaris, and Crusader Kings III. As an engine developer you will also play a crucial role in bringing our titles to as many users as possible by developing support for different operating systems and distribution platforms.


  • Coordinate, Design, and implement new functionality in the Clausewitz Engine
  • Improve and optimize existing engine and low-level systems
  • Development and maintenance for Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms
  • Development and maintenance for multiple distribution platforms such as Steam, MS Store, GOG, and Paradox Store

Required Qualifications

  • Experienced C++ Programmer
  • Experience developing on Windows (Visual Studio) and macOS or Linux.
  • Service-oriented attitude with strong teamwork and communication skills
  • High level of spoken and written English

Experience in in the following areas is a plus

  • Working within the games industry
  • Working with gameplay programming
  • Version control such as Git and SVN
  • Build tools like CMake and Jenkins
  • Graphics programming across multiple APIs

The right candidate is passionate about our games and works well together with others to help us deliver great games. At Paradox we take pride in providing opportunities to develop and learn new skills. Therefore we also actively look for people who are interested in expanding their talents. Ideal Paradox employees enjoy working in a fast paced open work environment, and have good communication, pedagogical skills and respect towards other team members.

Practical information

Location: Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Although remote working will be allowed until COVID-19 pandemic situation improves and is safe for all our employees.

Scope: Fulltime and permanent

Reports to: Head of Operations

Some of our benefits include: Flexible hours, 25 day holidays and game access

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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