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Paradox Interactive is looking for a Content Designer for its newest Grand Strategy studio in Barcelona, Spain. Are you a creative and dedicated games industry professional with experience in quest creation/scripting and writing? Do you want to be a part of building our new studio and great grand strategy games in the new studio being started up by Paradox Interactive in Barcelona? 

About the studio

The new Paradox Barcelona studio is the latest addition to the Paradox studio family; building on our experience of building Paradox Development Studio and developing great Grand Strategy games. In the future, the studio will be the custodian and developer of the Europa Universalis brand, the game that started it all twenty years ago.

At the Paradox Barcelona studio we work in a small, gameplay focused team, where everyone is part of crafting the player experience and has an input on the design of the game. We believe that game development should be fun and strive for a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. Being a small studio built from the ground up, we expect everyone to contribute to the development of the studio and its culture; as one of the original members, you will have a significant impact on what the studio grows up to become.

About the Role

As a Content Designer on our team, you will be focused on designing, scripting, researching and writing engaging game content and script based mechanics. Your work will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game. 

We are looking for developers passionate for creating exciting experiences for our players. It’s important that you enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other and work together on the game, and also that you are motivated by having the freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. You care about the end result and you’re motivated by giving our many passionate fans a great player experience. 

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing short narratives as well as other types of content for various gameplay systems
  • Writing text for in-game content in (American) English that thematically fits within the game
  • Scripting game logic, game databases, and branching narratives using our in-house scripting language
  • Engaging in research on related topics to find inspiration for crafting entertaining content that creates memorable gaming experiences
  • Taking ownership of tasks and working independently to ensure quality and timely delivery in coordination with the other Content Designers
  • Defining audiovisual asset needs and communicating them to the producer and art and audio departments

Qualifications

  • Experience with or interest in code-based scripting
  • Fluent in English with an excellent command of written American English
  • Passion for strategy games and game development
  • Professional experience in narrative design or game design is considered an advantage
  • Modding games, especially Paradox Development Studio games, is considered an advantage
  • Familiarity with Paradox Grand Strategy games is considered an advantage
  • An interest in history is considered an advantage

Active collaboration between team members is key. It’s important that you aren’t afraid to raise issues, and that you continuously look for improvement and try to inspire your colleagues. Since we are a new, fast-paced company, curiosity and an ability to self-learn and get into things quickly are two important traits.

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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:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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