Senior Back-end Programmer (Stockholm Studio)

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Senior Back-end Programmer (Stockholm Studio)

31.03.2021 Technology Stockholm Permanent Open position Apply here
Rovio's Stockholm Studio is the studio behind the hugely popular Angry Birds 2, the bigger, badder and birdier sequel to the global phenomenon Angry Birds. The studio is dedicated to making the Angry Birds 2 game experience ever more exciting for players, developing continual improvements, as well as running world class live ops every day.

In addition to Angry Birds 2, Stockholm studio is actively developing new titles with the Angry Birds brand as well as new original IPs. Our approach is to focus on highly accessible yet innovative cores paired with Rovio's light-hearted aesthetic. At the same time, we still aim to deliver a deep meta that can keep players engaged for decades.  Our development is driven by our players as we push to become masters of our genre. We use data to provide insights into our players' needs, and we always strive for improvement through continual iteration.

Our ambitious teams are full of passionate gamers who are eager to leave their mark. 

We are now looking for a Senior Back-end Programmer to join our talented Stockholm Studio to work with our top performing games. You will be working closely with pragmatic server and client programmers, designing and implementing scalable architectures. The team believes in well-crafted software that increases the product value without compromising the productivity. Clean code, test driven development (TDD) and SOLID principles are a reality, applied to any project. Continuous improvement is a priority and the team is always eager to learn new technologies that help our growth.


  • 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 solutions
  • Work as a team with other developers, designers and artists

Who we think will do great in this role has:

  • 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 and Kubernetes
  • Experience in Rest-API based services (+1 for experience with real time servers)
  • Good understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong programming skills using C#
  • Understanding of game architectures and technologies
  • Experienced either with playing or working with games

Recruitment process:

  • First meeting: before diving deeper into your tech skills, we want to know who you are and what motivates you. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about Rovio.
  • Code test as homework: We would like to know better your coding skills and it is an opportunity for you to present what you are capable of.   
  • Second rounds: Technical interview with our developers along with a discussion with the game team. Our aim is to get a clear overview of your skills, how you would fit with our working culture, your ambitions and where we can help you develop.

Don't keep us waiting but send your application already today!


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