Engine Programmer - Graphics Specialist

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Paradox Development Studios is looking to hire an Experienced Engine Developer with a specialism in Graphics to join our team. If you are a passionate developer looking to work alongside skillful and motivated colleagues, read on and learn how you can be part of the PDS Tech Team.

As the Engine Team’s Graphic Specialist, you will work on support for rending API’s and shaders. These are key in providing exciting new graphical features for our existing games such as Crusader Kings 3 and Imperator: Rome as well as our upcoming games. 

About the role

The graphics work carried out by this role supports the studio in releasing games on the various platforms we currently support and many new ones in future. The role also includes a degree of coaching and support for developers at the studio as you would be expected to be the graphics expert. You would work as part of the larger PDS Tech team which includes people working on the engine, tools, build systems and test automation. 


  • Experience implementing rendering API (DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan)
  • Experience implementing shaders
  • Graphics Experience on PC (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Experienced C++ Programmer (ideally with experience from the game industry)
  • High level of spoken and written English 

The ideal candidate has experience within the gaming industry developing graphics on console (Playstation, Xbox, Switch) and 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 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. An interest in strategy games, and in particular the grand strategy games from Paradox, will be considered a plus.


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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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