As a Senior Graphics Specialist as part of the Tech & Services team, you will develop new and existing systems in the Clausewitz Engine that powers Paradox Development Studio’s world-class games such as Stellaris, Crusader Kings III, Victoria 3, and exciting unannounced games.
In this role you will…
Brainstorm around and drive design and implementation of the graphical subsystems in our Clausewitz engine and Grand Strategy Games
Work together with programmers and artists to improve their experiences using the engine and ensure their needs are met
Research and develop graphics rendering techniques suitable for Grand Strategy games. This includes both GPU programming through shaders and C++ programming targeting modern graphics APIs
Collaborate directly with the teams developing our existing and new Grand Strategy games
Deep knowledge of 3D graphics and GPU technologies, including shaders and shading languages (DirectX 11, DirectX 12, Vulkan, HLSL, GLSL, MSL)
Expert knowledge of modern C++
Experience with multithreading and concurrency
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
Experience in the following is a plus
Strong skills in 3D math, trigonometry
Experience developing graphics on Playstation 5 and XBox X|S
Experience in physically based shading
Experience in creating unique/custom VFX algorithms/approaches
Experience with GPU ray tracing
The right candidate is a senior graphics engineer who is motivated to drive design and development of engine features and write efficient and high-quality code. You will be an important part of the Tech & Services team who work closely with our game 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.
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.
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Senior Graphics Specialist
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