Lead Programmer / Technical Director

Malmö
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Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix), the developer of Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) and is currently working on Rage 2 (published by Bethesda Softworks), scheduled for release in 2019. As a publisher, Avalanche Studios has brought free-to-play service theHunter Classic to market and reached more than 7 million registered players across 190 countries. The theHunter franchise was expanded in 2017 to also include premium title theHunter: Call of the Wild, which was released for PC and subsequently console platforms. Avalanche Studios, which is based in Stockholm, New York City and Malmö, was founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg. The studio develops games using its proprietary Apex technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay.

The Position
We are looking for passionate and highly motivated technical lead for our new studio in Malmö. As the Technical Lead you will take a key role in making sure we can deliver our game on time and at the high quality our players are used to and expect.

You will lead and assist your programming team with practical day to day issues while working closely with other discipline leads and production to make sure we develop the right solutions at the right ambition level for our game. You will also take an active role in design reviews and code reviews to ensure an appropriate quality level.

Together with your programming team you will set and maintain our memory and performance budgets. Overall technical quality of the title will be your responsibility and we will give you all the tools and support needed to accomplish this!

As you will work on a wide range of different game aspects we see the perfect candidate having a couple of years practical experience from different areas of game development as well as experience from working as a technical lead or technical director.

This is a rare opportunity for the candidate who wants to play an instrumental and leading role in a small but senior team, making AAA quality games. If you are a person who likes being challenged and stimulated in an ambitious and talented environment this position will suit you perfectly!

Required Qualifications

  • A strong passion for making fun and immersive games
  • Prior experience from working as a lead on at least one shipped title on current-gen consoles.
  • A strong technical background with at least 8 years professional experience in C/C++ programming
  • Excellent people management and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge in software development methods

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience from working with open world games

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed resume 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 Malmö, Sweden.

Our Values

At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to hire great talent from a variety of backgrounds. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship.

Malmö Studio

Our studio in Malmö, Sweden is the company’s third location since it was founded in Stockholm in 2003, and expanded to New York City in 2011.The Malmö studio will focus on development of current and future Avalanche Studios IPs, relatively small and flexible projects which rest on a solid foundation of AAA production values and award-winning proprietary technology. Malmö was chosen because of its unique location, rich culture and - above all - thriving game development community. With our creative independence, a decade and a half of experience and strong portfolio of games, Avalanche Studios will fill a unique position in the city.


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