Senior Build Systems Programmer


We are looking for an experienced and passionate programmer to join our core technology team. As the Senior Build Systems Programmer you will be leading our efforts to make our game teams as efficient and productive as possible. This is a great opportunity for the person that thrives in a challenging environment with hundreds of people relying on the quality of your work.

The Position

Developing games at Avalanche Studios involves building and managing large code bases and large amounts of data. The efficiency of the code and asset pipelines can be the differentiating factor between a blockbuster success and a failure. This is where you as a Build Systems Programmer come in.


This is a great opportunity to join the core technology team and contribute to an environment where our developers are efficient and productive. Being a part of this team means that a lot of people will rely on your expertise and the optimal candidate will thrive under such circumstances.

On a typical day you will work closely with the game projects to improve the efficiency of our designers, artists and programmers. You will continuously analyse the asset creation pipeline and optimize it for user efficiency, compilation time and resource utilization.


Succeeding in this role will require strong programming skills; likely with significant experience working with asset and code build systems. As a senior programmer you will also contribute significantly to our long-term technology roadmap as well as innovate in the area of build systems and compilation pipelines. You are a team player with a strong desire to share your knowledge with others. You are also results-oriented and have the ability to quickly absorb new information and transform it into creative solutions.


We believe that a great candidate for this role understands that rapid iterations is key to making great games and we consider previous experience in these domains a big plus.

We offer you a challenging, relaxed and stimulating environment where you will work with some of the industry’s brightest minds while constantly applying and deepening your skills.


Required Qualifications

  • A passion for making the best games in the world
  • Proven excellence in either Python, Go, C# or Java
  • Familiar developing for both Windows and Linux
  • Solid experience with build systems such as Make, SCons, Waf, Gradle, etc.
  • An understanding of code compilers and compilation pipelines
  • An appreciation for well tested code
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Desired Qualifications

  • Strong skills in C, C++, or C#
  • Experience developing highly concurrent applications
  • Experience working with packaging and/or distribution systems such as Apt/Maven/NPm
  • Experience working with continuous integration (build + test) environments
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience



To apply for this position please register below with a detailed CV and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in Stockholm.


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