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Senior Backend Programmer (Stockholm Studio)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

We are looking for a Senior Backend Programmer to join our talented RPG Studio to work with our top performing games.

The Rovio Stockholm Studio is behind the hugely popular title Angry Birds 2 and while soaring on that success we are also developing several new IPs and exploring new game ideas within the RPG genre, as well as improving and expanding Angry Birds 2 even further. In the studio, situated in the south part of the city centre, we keep a flat hierarchy, a high level of transparency and an open communication. We challenge each other and ourselves in all we do here but keep the atmosphere friendly, inclusive, respectful and super supportive.

You need a proven record in 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.

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."

Skills & Requirements

What you’ll take under your wings:

  • Design, implement and test game backend functionality for games using C# and .Net Core
  • 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

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
  • Good knowledge and experience of cloud platforms and related technologies, for example AWS or Azure
  • Experience in Rest-API based services
  • Good understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong programming skills using C#
  • Proficiency with 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
  • Experience in deploying and operating log collection management and monitoring systems (e.g. Logstash, Kibana, Zabbix, Grafana)
  • Analytical problem solving

In the Rovio Stockholm studio you’ll join a family-like community that is hands-on, open, collaborative and ambitious. We challenge each other and ourselves in all we do here but keep the atmosphere friendly, inclusive, respectful and supportive. A work week with us would most probably include a joint breakfast with your colleagues from around the world, free massage time, gaming sessions, friday beers and more.

Don't keep us waiting - send your application already today! Remember to include a cover letter and CV.

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Support for families

  • Relocation support

About the company

Rovio is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started from a popular mobile game in 2009. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, that has been downloaded 4B times since 2009, has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and licenses the Angry Birds brand to consumer products and other entertainment content. Rovio’s operations are divided into two business units, Games and Brand Licensing.


Dan Shiel | Hiring Manager

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