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Paradox Interactive is looking for a head of operations for its newest Grand Strategy studio in Barcelona, Spain, to help build and run our new grand strategy studio. At the new studio you will, together with the Studio Manager, have the opportunity to build a new game studio that will continue to grow and develop the Europa Universalis game and the grand strategy genre as a whole.

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 the operations manager you will be responsible for building and running the studio operations. Working closely with the studio manager you will be responsible for turning the vision of the studio into a team and an organization that can deliver awesome games. You will support that team and studio, fostering a healthy and creative company culture, making sure all the things required for a successful business are in place to ensure success.


  • Building and maintaining a business plan to deliver on the vision and expectations for the studio, set by Studio Manager and Paradox Interactive.
  • Building the organization and processes that can deliver on the games and the business plan.
  • Responsible for Staff & HR for the studio.
  • Responsible for Studio culture & work environment.
  • Together with the studio manager, define the needs of the organisation when it comes to staffing and skills.
  • Responsible for Budget & Forecasting for the studio.
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the organisation by making sure everything from office to IT is set up properly.


  • 3+ years experience in senior management role (Ex-small business owners are also welcome to apply)
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, IT & Proc, Marketing etc
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure
  • Speaking Spanish or Catalan is considered an advantage
  • Experience in running a business in Spain is considered an advantage
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics is considered an advantage

On a personal level, you thrive in the ‘frontier’ environment and you are excited about building something new. You have good decision-making abilities and you have a knack of solving problems you haven’t come across before. You have good communication skills and an ability to build trust and credibility with stakeholders on all levels. You have a passion for coaching people and for organizational development. Finally, you are committed to the needs of the team under changing and new circumstances.

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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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