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Back End Programmer

At Arrowhead, our next experienced back end developer will be responsible for influencing the studios technical platform and systems in order to take our current game project to a global scale.
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At Arrowhead each team member has an important influence on the game and is involved in the decision-making process. We offer a motivating and creative environment where small groups work independently and in cross-disciplinary feature teams. 

As a back end programmer you will be responsible for:

  • Implementing online features for our next flagship game
  • Setting up and configuring third party applications and databases
  • Developing and maintaining both stateful and stateless web applications, currently written in C# (.NET core)
  • Creating web applications backed by databases such as MS-SQL, or similar
  • Being an active member of your team; planning, executing and following up on tasks according to current priorities
  • Reporting progress and results to the studio producer and technical director

You have previous experience of:

  • Hosting and maintaining web applications with high transaction volumes, preferably using C# or similar
  • Developing both synchronous and asynchronous systems
  • Building distributed and highly scalable systems focused on concurrency and resilience
  • Online hosting platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Aws or Google Cloud Platform

Bonus qualifications:

  • Worked with deployment systems and pipelines
  • Server / Client side load balancing
  • Writing unit tests, end-to-end tests, experience working with TDD (test driven development)
  • Going full stack you will need C++ skills for integrating online features directly in the game
  • Previous experience with HTML, Javascript/TypeScript and CSS 

Self starter, efficient and gets stuff done

We place a lot of emphasis on the value of our candidates personality. To be our Back End programmer and to be a great fit with the studio we believe there are certain traits that are crucial to successfully take on this position.

Being a self starter, efficient and getting stuff done. Not simply buzz words to us. We are looking for a person with the ability to see what problems are the most important at any given time and who has the initiative to attack them. We value having a mindset of effectively identifying and solving problems on one's own initiative, rather than being specifically tasked to solve it.

Being a part of Arrowhead also means you need to enjoy problem solving, be receptive to feedback, oriented towards collaboration and solutions, and have strong communication skills in both verbal and written English.

Practical information

  • This is a full time position; 40 hours / week on site at the studio
  • Permanent position with a six month probationary period
  • Position is based at the studio in Stockholm, Hammarby Sjöstad

If you think that this position matches your background and skills, we would love to hear from you. We ask that your application always include relevant work samples or a link to your portfolio.

In your application, please focus on why your skills and experiences would be great for this role and why you would like to join Arrowhead Game Studios. We interview candidates continuously and hire when we find a good fit, so it is recommended you apply as soon as possible.

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Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Hammarby kaj 10d
120 32 Stockholm Directions contact@arrowheadgs.com +46 702-83 00 33

Perks & Benefits

At Arrowhead we aim to give people a high level of freedom with emphasis on autonomy. Everyone receives generous perks, such as 30 days paid vacation, several health benefits, insurances, and company savings for your retirement fund.

We also have recurring company outings and events such as movie nights, game competitions and activities like paintball.

  • Flexibility and generous vacation

    With core working hours between 10:00–15:00 you are free to plan your week according to what suits you best.
    You are also entitled to six weeks paid vacation each year.

  • Pension fund and insurances

    You can feel safe with a full life- and occupational injury insurance as well as guaranteed quick access to health specialists. An additional monthly saving is added to your retirement fund.

  • Health & wellness

    Massage at the office every other week,
    a weekly wellness activity hour and yearly wellness allowance. Once a year we also offer health care checkups with the possibility to track your changes and progress.

Working at Arrowhead

Arrowhead is primarily interested in long term jobs and employment. We are not a project-based studio and prefer to have full-time employees. We feel that this contributes to a better work environment, a feeling of stability and builds stronger internal relationships.

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