Paradox Development Studio is looking for a C++ Game Programmer to build features and game systems on top of our in-house engine for Hearts of Iron. You will be a fundamental part of creating fun and rich strategy games that keep players engaged for years.
Hearts of Iron has over 1 million fans playing the game every month.
About the Role
We’re looking for an Experienced Game Programmer with a strong C++ background. The perfect candidate is someone who understands strategy games and is driven by creating the best experience for the player.
You will be developing features and systems alongside designers and artists and fundamentally shape the games we release. Our developers have a high level of ownership over their work and it’s important that you can plan and manage your work efficiently. We expect you to solve problems and provide guidance in the team using your knowledge.
While Hearts of Iron’s current focus is on developing the live product, we are always looking towards the future. As a member of our development team, you will play an important role in helping us reach our goals in current and future ventures in the Hearts of Iron franchise.
If you want to make strategy games, intend to grow as a game developer and are interested in taking ownership of the features you develop, then make sure to contact us!
As an Experienced Game Programmer you will…
Build and maintain well-engineered C++ code with high levels of stability and performance.
Design and implement features in multiple areas such as gameplay systems, user interface, graphics, our scripting language and optimization.
Collaborate daily and estimate tasks with other programmers, designers and artists.
Continue to level-up as a programmer through internal workshops, code reviews and both giving and receiving guidance and feedback.
1+ years of professional experience with C++
An interest in strategy games
Comfortable communicating with English, both written and spoken
Good debugging skills
Nice to Have
Experience playing our other Grand Strategy titles
3+ years of experience in game programming
An interest in game design
Paradox Development Studio
At Paradox Development Studio we enjoy working close to our products and our fans and our developers regularly interact with players through forums and events, such as PDXCon. We think it’s important to get to know our colleagues so we end each Friday with a social hour at 4pm where we embrace our nerdy culture by chatting over a beer or breaking out into meeting rooms with board games and old video game consoles. Paradox consists of employees from all around the globe and we’re happy to offer relocation support for people applying from outside of Sweden.
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.
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)
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
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”
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)
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:
- GET SHIT DONE
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community.
Games Programming·Stockholm, Sweden
Game Programmer Hearts of Iron
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