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Senior Game Programmer (London)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London

Welcome to Rovio!

We are looking for a Senior Game Programmer to join our newly-formed MMO Studio in London, UK.

Rovio’s London studio is the latest addition to the Rovio family and this is a great chance to be part of creating a culture and a game from a fresh start. Here in London we have a fantastic creative and commercial brief and the enthusiastic backing of one of the undisputed global leaders of mobile F2P gaming. And true to Rovio’s Nordic heritage, we are committed to providing a real work/life balance, support for family life, and excellent opportunities for learning and personal development.

For this role, you’ll need to be as happy working with early game ideas and turning them quickly to working prototypes, as you are creating finished, polished code. You will be primarily experienced with client side work in Unity, and it would be great if you were able to contribute to server development. The studio is starting small, with a real family feel, so you’ll need to be comfortable performing a broad variety of relevant tasks.

But more than anything, we want someone who wants to be part of a great, diverse team and help create a fantastic culture that makes amazing games.

You'll fit in our flock if you want to:

  • Create a shared vision with a great team

  • Achieve both creative and commercial success

  • Great ability to solve technical problems creatively

  • Make this studio a happy and welcoming place to work

Work with great people

Peter Urbanics
Game Designer
"It's great to work with a bunch of professional and extremely talented people"
Kalle Sylvänne
Controller, Consumer Products
"The company parties are a given, they're always a blast"
Simon Rozner
Senior Game Designer
"The best, when the team pulls in the same direction and we are one lean mean dev machine!"
Annica Strand
"It’s working in controlled chaos, it never gets boring, haha!"

Skills & Requirements

We’d love you to have these feathers in your cap:

  • Proven Unity development skills

  • Experience with git or equivalent version control systems

  • Comfortable working in a small, close-knit team, and across disciplines

  • Experience working on game prototypes or equivalent creative development experience

  • Understanding and experience of Agile development practices

  • A genuine interest in F2P and mobile games, as well as the wider world of gaming

  • Equal parts ambitious and humble

  • Open to feedback and eager to learn and apply new skills

  • Fluent English

Not needed but lovely to have:

  • Networking

  • Security topics

  • 3D graphics

  • Backend development

We want the best team, not necessarily the best individuals, so we’re looking for team members who want to work on problems worth solving. If you’re wondering if you should apply or not, we hope you do.

Send your application over now - we look forward to hearing from you!

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Support for families

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

About the company

Rovio is on a mission to create world-class entertainment experiences with our games, animation, licensing and other businesses. A Finnish company, Rovio employs more than 400 professionals at offices in Espoo, Finland as well as North America, China, Sweden, and the UK. We are constantly working on new stuff, both within the Angry Birds universe and many, many miles outside of it.

Michelle Simon (Recruiter Scede.io) | Hiring Manager

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