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Paradox Interactive is looking for a Game Designer for its newest Grand Strategy studio in Barcelona, Spain. Are you a creative and dedicated games industry professional with experience in game design and an interest in grand strategy games? Do you want to be a part of starting up the latest addition to the Paradox studio family, making games in a small and passionate team in sunny Barcelona? Are you motivated by crafting the best gameplay experience for the players both by close collaboration within a team where everyone contributes to the design and by practically getting involved implementation and tweaking. Then you may be the one we’re looking for! 

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 Game Designer on the team in Barcelona, you will act as the right hand of the Creative Director, focusing on designing and balancing engaging gameplay mechanics. It is important that you enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other, and also that you are motivated by having the freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. You care about the player experience and you’re motivated by the idea of delivering an awesome gameplay experience to the fans and hearing their feedback. You thrive in a creative environment where people around you love their jobs and the games we make. 

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 fast-paced company, curiosity and an ability to get into things quickly are two important abilities.

If you are also a capable C++ programmer that is considered a big plus.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing gameplay systems
  • Testing implemented features and making sure they live up to expectations
  • Writing and maintaining design documents
  • Balancing gameplay systems by tweaking values in our scripts
  • Engaging in research on related topics to find inspiration for crafting entertaining and suitable gameplay systems

Qualifications

  • Professional experience in gameplay design
  • Fluent in English
  • Deep and genuine interest in strategy games; PDS games in particular
  • Experience “modding” PDS games is considered an advantage
  • Programming experience (C++) is considered an advantage

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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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