Game Programmer Hearts of Iron

Jun 10, 2022
Stockholm, Sweden
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Paradox Development Studio is looking for a C++ Game Programmer to build features and game systems on top of our in-house engine for Hearts of Iron. You will be a fundamental part of creating fun and rich strategy games that keep players engaged for years.

Hearts of Iron has over 1 million fans playing the game every month.

About the Role

We’re looking for an Experienced Game Programmer with a strong C++ background. The perfect candidate is someone who understands strategy games and is driven by creating the best experience for the player.

You will be developing features and systems alongside designers and artists and fundamentally shape the games we release. Our developers have a high level of ownership over their work and it’s important that you can plan and manage your work efficiently. We expect you to solve problems and provide guidance in the team using your knowledge.

While Hearts of Iron’s current focus is on developing the live product, we are always looking towards the future. As a member of our development team, you will play an important role in helping us reach our goals in current and future ventures in the Hearts of Iron franchise.

If you want to make strategy games, intend to grow as a game developer and are interested in taking ownership of the features you develop, then make sure to contact us!

As an Experienced Game Programmer you will…

  • Build and maintain well-engineered C++ code with high levels of stability and performance.

  • Design and implement features in multiple areas such as gameplay systems, user interface, graphics, our scripting language and optimization.

  • Collaborate daily and estimate tasks with other programmers, designers and artists.

  • Continue to level-up as a programmer through internal workshops, code reviews and both giving and receiving guidance and feedback.


  • 1+ years of professional experience with C++

  • An interest in strategy games

  • Comfortable communicating with English, both written and spoken

  • Good debugging skills

Nice to Have

  • Experience playing our other Grand Strategy titles

  • 3+ years of experience in game programming

  • An interest in game design

Paradox Development Studio

At Paradox Development Studio we enjoy working close to our products and our fans and our developers regularly interact with players through forums and events, such as PDXCon. We think it’s important to get to know our colleagues so we end each Friday with a social hour at 4pm where we embrace our nerdy culture by chatting over a beer or breaking out into meeting rooms with board games and old video game consoles. Paradox consists of employees from all around the globe and we’re happy to offer relocation support for people applying from outside of Sweden.


If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

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