Character Programmer

Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix) and the developer of Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment). The studio has also created acclaimed twin stick shooter Renegade Ops (published by SEGA). As a publisher, Avalanche Studios has brought free-to-play service theHunter Classic to market and reached more than 7 million registered players across 190 countries. The theHunter franchise was expanded in 2017 to also include premium title theHunter: Call of the Wild, which was released for PC and subsequently console platforms. Avalanche Studios, which is based in Stockholm and New York City, was founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg. The studio develops games using its proprietary Apex technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay.

The Position

We're looking for an programmer with experience developing character mechanics for a 3D action-adventure AAA console game, including sophisticated traversal and combat actions.

Required qualifications

  • Advanced expertise with modern C++ programming
  • Completed and shipped at least one full-cycle (start to end) 3D console game project
  • Strong interest and experience with modern character animation techniques
  • Familiarity with modern AI and physics game systems
  • Recent and relevant experience with console development (XBox / Playstation)
  • Solid understanding of 3D math and its application to game development
  • Experience with performance and resource optimization for consoles
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with other game-dev disciplines (animation, design, production, effects, etc)
  • Passion for playing, making and thinking about games

Desired qualifications

  • Direct experience with PS4 or XBox One development for a shipped title
  • Direct experience developing character mechanics and animation for a recent 3D action game 5+ years experience within the game industry
  • Familiarity with Python scripting
  • Familiarity with modern real-time animation processes and pipeline
  • Experience working with a large, AAA development team

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed resume and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in Stockholm. 

Our Values

At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to hire great talent from a variety of backgrounds. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship.

Stockholm Studio

Our state of the art studio is located in the beautiful area of Södermalm, in the center of Stockholm and the Game industry Hub. Our studio is a beautiful place inspired by our catalog of games, from the lush jungle of a lobby (Just Cause) to the corroded steel beams housing the light fixtures above your new workplace (Mad Max). We hope you’ll come to think of this place as your home turf and creative foundation.




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