Game Programmer - Iceflake Studios

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Iceflake Studios is looking for a Game Programmer to work as a part of our team working on Surviving the Aftermath and upcoming Paradox management game titles.

Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and over the years has developed 20 original titles for all major platforms. In 2018 we started the development of Surviving the Aftermath together with Paradox Interactive; this cooperation culminated in 2020 when Paradox acquired Iceflake Studios thus making us a first party Paradox studio.

We offer you the support of a large, internationally acclaimed studio with the perks of a small one. With us you’re not only executing tasks, but truly get your voice and opinions heard. You will be backed up with our experienced team and are surrounded by encouraging coworkers and a great atmosphere.

You will join to be part of our programming team, although you will also be in close contact with Designers, QA and Artists. We offer you support if needed, but mostly let you work autonomously making your own decisions.

What you will be doing:

  • Solve interesting problems, from designing and building new systems from scratch to optimizing features to be both performant and moddable.
  • Collaborate daily with other programmers, designers and artists.
  • Be part of developing  the next big Paradox management titles.
  • Continue to level-up as a programmer by sharing knowledge through internal workshops and giving / receiving guidance and feedback with other programmers.

The skills you need to have:

  • Experience with C# and Unity.
  • Up to date understanding on technologies used in games.
  • A sense of independence and an ability to take long-term ownership of your features.
  • Ability to estimate your tasks and collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues.

How to stand out from the crowd:

  • Prior experience in the game industry.
  • Experience in other programming languages.
  • You take ownership of your work and have a drive for continuous improvement.
  • Experience from management games either as a player or as a developer.

Our office is located within a walking distance from downtown Tampere. Due to COVID you can start working remotely, but due to the highly collaborative nature of the work we expect you to be able to work at the office in the future.

Practical information:

Scope: Full time

Reports to: Lead Programmer

Location: This position is based in Tampere, Finland

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 Iceflake and 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!

Tampere, Finland

33100 Tampere Directions

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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