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. 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.
Avalanche Studios Stockholm is looking for a programmer to join the multiplayer development of our newest open world / sandbox, AAA multiplayer game. We have a long history of creating some of the most immersive, playful and procedural game worlds in the industry. With our next set of titles we are bringing these worlds to life in multiplayer environments and this is where you come in.
You will work with implementing, extending and supporting game modes and other features for both the single player and multiplayer parts of the game. As with most multiplayer development, a keen sense of fun gameplay and that 6th sense for what gives the perfect "feeling" are both key aspects for this role.
Joining our studio as a employee is a great opportunity to build something truly unique together with us, you will be given the opportunity to strongly influence the technical roadmap when we expand our games and core technology into true open world multiplayer. If you are a person who likes being challenged and stimulated in an ambitious and talented environment this position will suit you perfectly.
We believe the ideal candidate will have had a least a couple of years experience working as a gameplay/generalist programmer on multiplayer games. As you will be a very important part of the development team it is crucial that you enjoy working closely with designers and artists as well as having a strong passion for playing multiplayer games.
Programming experience in C++
Knowledge of low level network concepts i.e. TCP/IP, UDP, Sockets
A strong passion for multiplayer games
A keen sense of fun gameplay
Experience with implementing multiplayer in multiple released games
Familiarity with animation, physics and gameplay code in general
Experience from working with the platform specific services and APIs available for online presence, e.g. PSN, Xbox Live, steam
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.
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.
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 Stockholm, Sweden.