Backend Programmer

Avalanche Studios is one of the game industry’s leading independent developers. Renowned for triple-A blockbuster hits like Just Cause, Mad Max and the upcoming Rage 2, Avalanche Studios has in the last decade expanded its business to develop and release its own IPs. With theHunter, theHunter: Call of the Wild and Generation Zero, Avalanche Studios is firmly established as one of the leading Games As A Service developers.  The world-leading open world engine Apex 2.0 underpins these titles, made for PC and consoles and developed in Stockholm, New York and Malmö.

Avalanche Studios is looking for a Backend Programmer doing the development of both internal and player-facing backend services. The services you and your team will develop are used in both our AAA games and self-published games with millions of active users.

In this role you will design and develop our next generation of backend services as well as support existing games running on current generation backend. The backend programmer works with a team of backend developers, plan long term technical roadmaps and promote a positive and collaborative team spirit. As our backend stack consist of a variety of services implemented in Go, Python and some legacy PHP, we are looking for someone who have solid experience managing large code bases shared between multiple products. 

Required Qualifications
  • Senior level, expected a minimum of 5+ years of professional programming experience
  • Strong knowledge of Python, Java or Go
  • Extensive experience from storage technologies such as MySQL, NoSQL, Memcache
  • A great sense of technical excellence, functionality and problem-solving
  • Excellent verbal and written English

Desired qualifications
  • Knowledge of Javascript, jQuery, C#, C++ or Google App Engine
  • Previous work with high availability solutions
  • Experience within mobile and social media
  • Used to work with TDD
  • Game lover

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.

Stockholm Studio:
Our state of the art studio is located in the beautiful area of Södermalm, in the center of Stockholm and the Game industry Hub. Our studio is a beautiful place inspired by our catalog of games, from the lush jungle of a lobby (Just Cause) to the corroded steel beams housing the light fixtures above your new workplace (Mad Max). We hope you’ll come to think of this place as your home turf and creative foundation.

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