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Senior Technical Manager (Puzzle Studio)

  • Espoo
  • Espoo

We are looking for a Senior Technical Manager for server developers to join our Puzzle Studio.

Rovio’s Puzzle Studio is the home of the passionate teams behind Angry Birds Match, Angry Birds Friends, the newly launched Angry Birds Dream Blast and Sugar Blast plus several other puzzle games currently in soft launch or production stages. 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.

Your daily work consists of two equally interesting and challenging roles:

1) You will work as a lead server developer in a game project.

2) You will work in close collaboration with the Technical Director of the studio to carry responsibility for the development of the server developer craft in the studio.

Your responsibilities as Senior Technical Manager for server developers are to:

  • Supervise and mentor server developers to achieve organizational and project goals
  • Play an active role in the recruitment of server developers for the studio
  • Provide technical support for the server development of all projects in the studio
  • Work as the lead server developer in one game project

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent team management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven managerial experience with 2+ years in a supervisor role
  • Excellent programming skills especially in Java
  • Expert experience on professional server side Java development
  • Commercial development experience with 2+ years in a lead developer role
  • Ability to share experience and knowledge
  • Proven commercial experience in working on highly scalable systems
  • Experience in working on AWS
  • Proficiency in agile development methods
  • Genuine interest in making successful F2P games
  • Ability to think strategically

Additionally, we'd love you to have:

  • Experience in game server development
  • Experience with several different programming languages

What you get when you join us:

  • Support and opportunities helping you to grow and achieve your professional goals
  • Work with teams that are open, collaborative and ambitious
  • Relocation assistance if you are coming from abroad
  • Flexible working hours
  • Diverse environment: we have employees from all around the world and you can join a variety of activities that we come up with together

Submit your 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 assistance

  • Phone, laptop

About the company

Rovio is a games-first entertainment company that launched to worldwide fame with 2009’s Angry Birds. Along the way, their games have been downloaded over 4 billion times, they have sold over 1.8 billion licenced products, and they have conquered cinemas around the world with The Angry Birds Movie, which opened at number one in 50 countries in 2016.

Rovio’s three game studios are actively developing and supporting free-to-play mobile games in a wide variety of genres, both under the Angry Birds brand and also with new, original IPs. 2019 promises to be a big year for Rovio. With The Angry Birds Movie 2 coming to theaters in August, and the 10th anniversary of Angry Birds coming later this year, it is an exciting time to be part of the team.


Ville Koskela | Hiring Manager

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