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Gameplay Programmer

By joining Arrowheads Gameplay Team your contribution and experience help influence development of the studios upcoming AAA-title
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Arrowhead is looking for a versatile gameplay programmer to join our kick-ass team in Stockholm, working on our biggest game to date. 

As a gameplay programmer at Arrowhead you will have an important influence on the game and you will be involved in several decisions that impact the game as a whole. We offer a driven and creative environment where small groups work in cross-disciplinary feature teams. 

Your contribution

  • Work together with the Designers to translate the game design into engaging gameplay features.
  • Implement, maintain and take part in designing game systems like combat, objectives, items, control and interaction
  • Prototype ideas to test the validity of features and identify technical possibilities and obstacles.
  • Build high quality, well-structured solutions with memory, performance and network stability taken into account.
  • Take responsibility for delivering a challenging and fun player experience.
  • Support and collaborate with other feature teams, focusing on the game experience as a whole.
  • Regularly play test and provide feedback on the game.

Our requirements

  • Excellent C/C++ skills.
  • Involved in a full development cycle of a AAA-title. 
  • Hands on experience with multiplayer game programming, ideally in a peer-to-peer environment.
  • A solid 3D math foundation in linear algebra, vectors and matrices.
  • Good understanding of game technologies such as physics, animation, artificial intelligence and the ability to use them to create fun and emergent gameplay.
  • Interest and willingness to learn tools, new methods and stay up to date with what is happening in the field.
  • Skilled within game design
  • Good understanding of kinaesthetic appeal
  • Good collaboration and communication skills with a cooperative attitude.
  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written).

More about you

We see the perfect candidate as having a strong motivation for pushing the game forward as a whole as well as a passion for creating an enjoyable gaming experience. You are explorative and proactive with good problem solving capabilities. 

In your role you enjoy digging into different areas of the game, and have a particular passion for exploring what makes gameplay enjoyable. With a cooperative mindset you enjoy collaborating with other teams in your daily work. We think you are both hard-working and enjoy a good break and chat with your colleagues. 

Bonus qualifications

  • Experience working with both console and PC games, and in particular action co-op titles.
  • Worked as a gameplay programmer on one or more AAA titles from start to finish.
  • In-depth familiarity with Arrowhead’s games is plus.
  • Experience working with character scripting, animation state machines, animation blending and similar techniques.
  • Familiarity with component-based programming and peer-to-peer networking.

Practical information

Scope: Full-time, 40 hours per week with permanent employment at the studio.

Location: Stockholm

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.

Apply now!

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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