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Lead or Senior Programmer - Uppsala, Sweden




Uppsala, Sweden


Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Division:  | Department:  | Location: Uppsala , SE

MachineGames is looking for an experienced Lead or Senior Programmer to join our team in Uppsala, Sweden.

Our studio is located in central Uppsala, Sweden which is a small and vibrant city 30 minutes north of Stockholm with a historical heritage reaching back to pre-medieval times. It also has the oldest and one of the largest universities in northern Europe.

This is a permanent position starting as soon as possible. We will support your relocation and/or application for work permit if you have a non-EU passport and/or not currently residing in Sweden.



  • Lead a team of engineers; facilitates productive problem solving and solution design through guidance and mentorship
  • Contribute as a team member while managing day-to-day development issues
  • Attempts to predict and avoid problems, while being prepared to troubleshoot and provide a resolution as needed
  • Provide technical guidance for tools, frameworks, and technologies
  • Ensure the project is built with the right methodology, coding practices, tech briefs, and code reviews; considers long term quality and potential future code sharing
  • Identify project risks and plans mitigation strategies with the team
  • Support the team to reach project milestones.
  • Advocate for system features, tools, and process changes that would improve developer workflows and productivity
  • Work closely with discipline leads and project stakeholders to achieve technical goals
  • Work with internal development teams and creative teams to coordinate delivery of project milestones
  • Adapt (/ is up to date with) to the new technological advances in the field  
  • Reports to CTO and works closely with other team leads to scope, plan, and schedule features


Expectations on a senior and Lead

  • You are expected to lead by example and tutor any less experienced members within the applicable discipline. You can take on a mentor role
  • You operate within given constraints (time/schedule and technical limits) but pro-actively work to constantly improve our processes
  • You are able to plan out and complete work with minimal direction or oversight from Director/Producer
  • Take initiatives to collaborate cross functionally
  • Actively share your experience and knowledge with other team member



  • 5+ years game industry programming experience
  • 3+ years as a technical lead
  • Programming experience on shipped titles on console, PC or mobile
  • Very strong software architecture and engineering skills
  • Very strong C++ or C# design and coding experience. Experience in large codebase systems.
  • Excellent data structure and algorithm knowledge
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code that conforms to standards and practices
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and tasks
  • You’re solutions oriented with great problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated team player with very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with project stakeholders
  • Last but not least, you’re passionate about making GREAT games!


Desired, but not required, skills:


  • Experience with the C++ standard library and boost
  • Experience with C++ 11/14/17
  • Experience with C#
  • Experience with profiling and optimization
  • Experience with rendering technologies
  • Experience with multithreaded and real-time systems
  • Experience with network and online features
  • Experience with idTech, Creation Engine, Unity, Unreal Engine
  • Experience developing tools and workflows
  • Programming experience with consoles (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
  • Familiarity with data-oriented design

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