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Senior Server Programmer (Java)

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019
  • Espoo
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019
  • Espoo

Welcome to Rovio!

We are looking for a Senior Server Programmer to join our talented Puzzle Studio to work in one of our top performing live games, Dream Blast.

Rovio’s Puzzle Studio is the home of the passionate team behind Angry Birds Match, Angry Birds Friends, the newly launched Angry Birds Dream Blast, and other unreleased games currently in production. The studio strives to create puzzle games that are instantly fun, but that can also turn into years-long hobbies. Puzzle Studio is also exploring new ways to use narrative and character worlds in casual mobile games, with the aim of creating a true emotional connection that stays with players even when they’re not playing.

You need a proven record implementing and maintaining server backends. You should have experience and good understanding of designing, implementing and testing server functionalities. You will be working closely with other server and client programmers, game producers and game designers.

Your responsibilities as Senior Server Programmer:

  • Design, implement and test game backend functionality for games
  • Create, maintain and operate 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
  • Work as a team with other developers, designers and artists

What we are looking for?

  • Minimum 3 years of server programming experience leading to mastery of relevant skills and technologies
  • Good knowledge and experience of cloud platforms and related technologies, for example GAE or AWS
  • Good understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong programming skills using Java
  • Proficiency with C#, Python, Bash or other languages is a strong plus
  • Experience building and operating scalable applications for high load of users
  • Understanding of game architectures and technologies
  • Experience with debugging, profiling and performance optimizations
  • Analytical problem solving

What you get when you join us:

  • We give you the best support we can, helping you to grow and achieve your professional goals
  • Our team is hands-on, open, collaborative and ambitious. We do have fun together!
  • You will get to work in a truly international environment
  • Competitive benefits such as lunch vouchers, breakfast, gym, sauna, gaming area and our various hobby clubs.

Submit your cover letter and CV today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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."
Nicole Yang
Data Analyst
"Our Stockholm office is the best. Comfy surroundings and also working on some of the most popular mobile games in the world. All in a day’s work."
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."

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Support for families

  • Relocation support

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.


Ville Koskela | Hiring Manager

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