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Lead Server Developer - Advertising + User Acquisition

  • Espoo
  • Espoo

Welcome to Rovio!

Do you want a challenge? Do you want your work to reach 10’s of millions of gamers around the globe? Do you want to enable the growth of our games? Do you want to optimise our player’s ads experience?

In this role, you will shape our ads and UA offering for our games solving complex problems and driving our business. In Q1 2019, to grow our business we spent over $23 Million on user acquisition, and our ads platform mediated over 15 ads sources delivering over 1 billion impressions per month.

As a Lead/Senior Server Developer you will be responsible for concepting, building and maintaining our own services (including yield management, campaign management, native cross-promotion). You will participate in selecting and integrating partner services and tools (including Singular, AppNexus, Facebook, Unity Ads, Vungle, Google). We expect you to lead small development teams and bring with you strong technology skills ideally including machine learning experience.

Games Technology works with data and analytics, machine learning, build and submission tools, cloud infrastructure for service and game servers, and their in-house gaming cloud services platform, Beacon, to bring Rovio’s games to life every day. With a multi-national team of talented professionals, Games Technology supports tens of millions of players, hosts some of the most cutting edge cloud services out there, serves thousands of requests per second from all corners of the globe, captures 4 Billion analytic events per day and over 1TB of data per day, and runs approximately 1300 instances on Amazon AWS. All of these services and tools enable successful live operations in Rovio’s games, allowing game teams to optimize player engagement and monetization.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain our Ads and UA product offering
  • Research emerging solutions and technologies, for example, the use of machine learning for optimisation
  • Work closely with and lead developers and engineers (client, front-end, server, data, cloud, QA), product managers, designers to implement versatile solutions
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues working closely with our ads operations team
  • Work on other service areas as required (for example segmentation, payments, live ops)
  • Launch, iterate and make a difference

What we are looking for?

  • 5+ years of recent Java development experience
  • Background in Ads / UA service development
  • Depth knowledge of relational databases, NoSQL databases and Big Data warehouses
  • Practical experience working in Agile software development teams using Scrum or Kanban
  • Excellent team working skills and leadership
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills

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 with more than 15 nationalities in the Technology team
  • Competitive benefits such as lunch vouchers, breakfast, gym, sauna, gaming area and our various hobby clubs.

When applying please tell us what you bring and how you will drive our ads and UA performance! Remember to include a cover letter and CV. 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 assistance

  • Phone, laptop

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.


David Mason | Hiring Manager

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