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Tech Lead

Company: Paradox Interactive
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Do you want to make a big difference at a small studio? Paradox is on an ambitious journey to explore and expand on Grand Strategy Games, a genre we invented and want to take to new heights. To do this, we are looking for a Tech Lead in Malmö to solidify the hows to our projects' whats and whens.

You will collaborate with other programmers, game designers, artists and QA, creating and expanding on one of our world-class Grand Strategy games. Your team will be small and autonomous where each member has a big impact on the finished game. In other words, at Paradox Malmö, you will play a big part in a small studio building a grand game.

This role comes with a lot of responsibility; you will be expected to lead your team towards a shared goal as well as being accountable for the technical delivery to get there. You will play a key part in the project and studio leadership making sure technical solutions are well aligned with game vision and release dates.

Responsibilities

Balance technical decisions in both project and studio leadership teams

Lead, coach and follow up other coders to ensure good architecture, performance and maintainability.

Break down and estimate features and flag high risks with plans for mitigation

When not directly leading the team you will spend time on software architecture and developing different aspects of the game such as gameplay systems, AI, networking, graphics, user interface, our scripting language and optimization (typically 20-50% of your time)

Required Qualifications

Excellent understanding of modern C/C++ (C++11/14).

Experience of leading development teams or larger technical initiatives from pre production to live product

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience with C++

Strong sense of independence and an ability to take long-term ownership of your features.

You are comfortable in English, both written and spoken

Experience and interest in PDS Grand strategy games is considered an advantage

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.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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.

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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