Paradox Development Studio is looking to hire a Senior C++ Tools Programmer for our Clausewitz Engine team, with a focus on helping our teams build better games more efficiently while working in a small team and a collaborative environment. If you are a passionate programmer looking to work alongside skillful and passionate colleagues, read on and learn how you can be part of the Grand Strategy Games Tech Team.
About the Role
As a Grand Strategy Games (GSG) Tech Tools Programmer, you will work on new and user-friendly systems that will empower all our game teams and enable them to develop bigger and better experiences in our grand strategy games. You will get to work on a variety of tools that improve the workflows of all disciplines in our game teams, and the players that mod our games.
As a Senior C++ Tools Programmer you will…
Brainstorm, help design, implement and support user-friendly and performant tools to be used by all disciplines in our engine and game teams.
Work together with programmers, artists and other disciplines to improve their experiences with our tools and ensure their needs are met.
Work closely with Engine programmers to develop new features in the Clausewitz Engine as required to meet the needs of tools development.
Work directly with the teams developing our existing and new Grand Strategy games such as Stellaris, Crusader Kings 3 and Victoria 3.
Continue to level-up by sharing knowledge through mentoring and giving / receiving guidance and feedback with other programmers.
Work in an autonomous team to iterate and refine our tools and the Clausewitz engine.
Excellent understanding of modern C++
Great ownership and responsibility skills
Experience of developing user-friendly tools and applications
Good profiling, debugging, and optimization skills
Good interpersonal skills for working closely with programmers and other disciplines
Comfortable communicating in English, both written and spoken
Would be really sweet if you also have...
Experience with game and/or game engine development.
Experience in 3D modeling applications and formats.
Experience developing user interfaces and applying UX principles.
Experience with Python.
An interest in strategy games, and in particular the grand strategy games from Paradox, as it will be considered a big plus.
Been actively involved in a modding community, especially for Paradox games.
The ideal candidate has an interest in creating user-focused systems and is driven to iterate and refine so that our team can work with maximum efficiency. It is important to us that you are able to take ownership of the systems and features you work on and to ensure that they are of a high quality and meet the needs of our users. You should be passionate about developing tools that will be used in game development and you should be able to easily adapt to new systems and programming methods. You should be good at co-operating with new groups of people but also able to work independently. As a person you are positive, dedicated, responsible, and love a challenge.
Some of our benefits include:
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.
Technology & Development·Stockholm, Sweden
Senior C++ Tools Programmer - Clausewitz Engine
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