Senior Systems and Graphics Programmer

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 an enthusiastic and exceptionally skilled programmer to take on a systems and graphics role on an exciting and unique title. At Avalanche Studios Malmö you will work with some of the industry’s most exciting technology and talented individuals out there. 

This is a great opportunity for the candidate who wants to assume an instrumental role within our new studio. As a system programmer on this project you will play a vital role in the smooth development of the game. You will help develop, maintain and adapt core systems of the game as well an ensuring they are optimised and debugged. The graphics aspect of the role will be to ensure we continue our long tradition of shipping realistic and stunningly beautiful open worlds. You will work closely with the art and tech departments and take responsibility for elevating the visual quality of the game to the highest possible level. You should have a strong background in lower level console programming as well as graphics having worked on multiple shipped titles.

In addition to outstanding technical knowledge, we are looking for a self-motivated individual with strong communication and collaboration abilities who can be a key player in our highly skilled programming team.To thrive in a programming position at Avalanche Studios, you need to be willing and have the ability to learn new tools, technologies and workflows. You must have a positive attitude and curious nature to help contribute to a healthy team dynamic and offering constructive solutions to our challenges.

Required Qualifications
  • 5+ years of professional programming experience
  • At least one current generation console title shipped 
  • Solid background in rendering with experience in shaders and lighting
  • A well-developed aesthetic sense
  • Strong maths skills
  • Strong debugging, profiling and optimization skills for cpu/gpu
  • A solid understanding of the console architectures
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team

Desired Qualification
  • Direct experience with PS4 or XBox One development for a shipped title
  • A general understanding of all aspects of game programming, including physics, animation, AI and networking
  • Experience from assembly level debugging, preferably PPC or X86
  • Experience with console TCRs
  • Experience with streaming engines and how that affects resource management
  • Experience working on multiplayer 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 Value
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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