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Battle Studio - Lead Game Server Programmer (C++)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Espoo

Would you like to take the Lead, making key architectural decisions on a real-time PvP games? Do you love building and improving scalable backend systems used by millions of players? Are you thrilled by competitive games? Are you eager to join an ambitious team creating the next leading real-time PVP game on mobile? Our Battle Studio is creating cutting-edge mid-core games and establishing new IPs. Come get inspired and be part of creating something fresh! Excitement is brewing as the team prepares to tackle ambitious goals. Feel inspired by the opportunity and freedom of getting involved at the game’s genesis.

Join us as we start our quest in developing the next groundbreaking F2P hit in Rovio’s Battle Studio in Espoo, Finland.

What you’ll take under your wings:

  • Work as the Lead on a small cross functional team, making key architectural decisions

  • Mentor more Junior members of the team and advising on best practice

  • Implement game server architectures using C++

  • Create and maintain the game server cloud infrastructures

  • Ensure that game backends are efficient, secure and scale well

  • Integrate other cloud services to game servers

  • Participate in designing client/backend communication protocols

  • Participate in prototyping new game concepts

  • Work as a team with other developers, designers and artists

Work with great people

Victor Lemeshev
Senior Backend Developer
"What I personally like most about my job is that I can always expand in new directions, when there is a need for that."
Sophie Vo
Executive Producer
"Ownership and growth are important in my work and I feel Rovio has been a great environment for that."
Marc Olivier
Senior Game Designer
"At Rovio, I found that teams have the freedom of an indie and the kind of support only a major developer can offer."
Jan Lidtke
Art Director
"Making games is awesome, but the good vibes in the office and beautiful Finnish scenery are the icing on the cake."

Skills & Requirements

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

  • Minimum 5 years of server programming experience leading to mastery of relevant skills and technologies

  • Experience of making architectural decisions/taking ownership on a project

  • Broad knowledge and experience of cloud platforms and related technologies, especially AWS

  • Good understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Strong programming skills using C++ and C#

  • Proven game server development background preferably on mobile games with millions of players

  • Understanding of game architectures and technologies (especially real-time and asynchronous PvP)

  • Experience with debugging, profiling and performance optimizations

  • Analytical problem solving

  • Experience with any additional programming languages

  • Experience with F2P games both as a developer and a player

We’re looking for team members who bring their own creative vision to everything they do. If that describes you, this is a great opportunity to work in a fun and creative environment with skilled co workers, contribute to a captivating new product, and expose your work to a global audience.

What you get when you join us:

  • We give you the best support we can, we help you grow and achieve your professional goals

  • We do have fun! We are a family-like community that is hands-on, open, collaborative and ambitious

  • You will get to work in truly international environment: you will hear a number of languages in our workplace and can join a variety of activities that we come up with together

  • Great opportunity to work with top talent in the gaming industry!

  • Competitive benefits such as a cell phone of our top models, a laptop you feel comfortable with, lunch and sport vouchers, breakfast, gaming area, gym, sauna and more

Send your application 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.


Hollie Heraghty (Scede.io) | Hiring Manager

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