Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has developed and published a world-renowned catalog stretching back to 1999, with players hailing from all around the world.

The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as award-winning titles such as Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and more from a network of partner studios. Paradox also owns White Wolf Interactive, though none of the publisher’s employees are vampires.

Paradox’s head offices are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Our development studios are located in Stockholm, Malmö and Umeå, Sweden and in Delft, The Netherlands. We share a passion for gaming and gamers, and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay and endless variety to our ever-growing community.

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Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Apr, 2018
Full time
E-commerce Manager Marketing  – Stockholm     As E-commerce Manager you have the unique opportunity to be part of growing all aspects of the  Paradox games store  and of serving ~7 million Paradox accounts with a great shopping experience. You will be part of a cross-functional team with competencies within UX, Analytics, Marketing Automation and CRM while also working closely with external development partners. You will also work with our Product Marketing teams to ensure the user journey is consistent with brand guidelines, providing the best customer experience possible. Your performance will be measured by retention and lifetime value. For the right candidate, this role has the potential to grow into ownership over our direct sales channels. Responsibilities: Develop new methods for driving lifetime value and growth in the Paradox Store Plan and set up promotional activities to achieve business targets Manage all aspects of offering a localized user experience Payment methods and risk management Ongoing reporting to key stakeholders Manage product pages and coordinate product launches Requirements: Hands on experience from SEO, conversion rate optimization and working with e-commerce in cross-functional environments. Experience from managing online payment methods KPI driven with a strong business sense Experience from working in Salesforce Commerce Cloud (formerly Demandware) or equivalent platform Fluent in English, spoken and written We believe the right candidate can transform data into actions with tangible results, have great communication skills and passion for digital business development. Just like the rest of the team, you are driven by continuously testing, evaluating and improving your work. Practical information Scope: Full time and permanent Reports to: Digital Commerce Manager Location: This position is based in Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Apr, 2018
Full time
Producer Production  – Stockholm     Do you want to be part of making the world’s best games with the world’s greatest publisher? Games like Europa Universalis 4, Cities: Skylines & Pillars of Eternity have passed through our grand halls before hitting the public. Now we need more people to help us shape the next generation of award-winning strategy, management and role-playing games! Are you one of them? Do you possess the ability to spread enthusiasm throughout a team while still being a strong and structured planner? Do you gladly take on the challenge of driving quality to the maximum while keeping true to the original vision? Paradox is looking for a producer on the publishing side to work with our third party projects! You will use your experience in project management and planning to assess risks in development plans while at the same time take on a generalists more holistic perspective to the game project(s) you are working on. Developers report to you, you make sure everything is on track and then report inwards to Paradox. Problems or opportunities, big or small, are yours to work with in your projects. You face challenges and run with them whether they originate in publishing or development. And while doing this you are informing all stakeholders about what is going on in a descriptive and calm manner.   Responsibilities ·         Act as publishing producer on third party projects. ·         Monitor, set and adapt quality targets, developer budgets and vision compliance of the designated projects: are we hitting our goals? ·         Communicate with developers regarding production matters. ·         Represent the game internally and externally when needed.   Required qualifications ·         3 years of experience akin to: project management, team leadership, development lead, external project management. ·         Excellent communication- and social skills, both written and spoken. A first hand understanding of the type of games we make is of course preferred but can be mitigated by a will to learn and a good understanding of similar genres. As a person you are calm, pragmatic and structured. You have the ability to communicate efficiently with different audiences (developers, internal stakeholders, journalists) on a broad range of topics (i.e. technical, business and creative). You act as a problem solver in tight situations and focus on the greater good. You are a team player, not a lone star.   Practical information Scope:  Fulltime and permanent Reports to : Production Manager Location:  This position is based in Stockholm   If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.  
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Apr, 2018
Full time
QA Tester Verification & Quality Assurance  – Stockholm     As a QA tester at PDS, you will help us deliver the best possible games by testing our Grand Strategy titles in various stages of development. We work closely with the development teams for titles such as Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Stellaris & Crusader Kings, where we test and analyze every aspect of the game. But testing is not the only thing we do. We also support the developers by providing feedback on soft values such as game design and the general fun factor of the game. This means our testers need to be apt at interpersonal skills, to be able to nurture a relationship with the developers and communicate feedback that is constructive and relevant. We believe that Quality Assurance goes beyond simply testing and we encourage our team to develop important personal skills that help them in areas such as leadership and mentorship to others - so that they can collectively spread their passion for quality. At Paradox Quality Assurance is as important a discipline as any other within game development, one that is easy to learn but hard to master. That is why we have committed ourselves to providing our QA testers with a career ladder that begins with teaching people the basics and in the long run provides people with opportunities to grow with your responsibilities and become an expert in what you do. Responsibilities Execute tests and document results according to specifications Closely collaborate with project coordinator to identify and meet test priorities Provide constructive feedback on all projects related to design, fun-factor, etc. Generating risk assessments - evaluating issues and identifying risks for projects Maintain test documentation Coach and mentor other testers Requirements A minimum of 2 years experience in game QA testing Fluent in English (spoken and written) Experience with bug reporting tools such as Mantis or Jira Experience setting up test plans and executing them Pluses Possesses an understanding of Paradox Development Studio games. (Games such as Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron in particular.) A passion for the strategy game genre Experience in an embedded QA position Experience working in an agile environment Game development education ISTQB certification Familiar with: Python, XML, JavaScript, Java, SQL Have released game titles On a personal level, our ideal candidate is equal amounts driven and dedicated, but also gentle and empathetic enough to work well both independently and in a team setting. Furthermore, the right candidate needs to have an analytical mindset and strong attention to detail; have the ability to take a step back and see the full picture as well as focus in on the details, and how every little bit plays a part in the whole. We value people who not only love the gaming industry and play games in their free time, but also those who understand the importance of Quality Assurance and can see themselves within the profession for a long time. Practical information Scope: Fulltime and permanent Reports to: QA Manager Location: Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role. Note: Please send all applications in English.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Apr, 2018
Full time
Community Manager Marketing  – Stockholm     Paradox Interactive is looking for an experienced community manager to help grow and nurture the fan community around our bestselling games. As part of the community team, you will be responsible for community growth and development across a number of assigned brands. You will manage all communication through our owned channels (Facebook, Twitter, Paradox Forum etc). You are expected to develop growth strategies for all our active channels, and execute them through a steady stream of engaging content posts for our fans. You take an active role in the discussion about our games on forums and in social media. Furthermore, you are expected to take part in our in-house live streams, at events and other marketing activities, becoming one of our primary representatives in the community. Responsibilities Manage, grow and cultivate healthy communities for a range of Paradox Interactive brands Set and execute on growth strategies for owned channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Paradox Forum etc) Together with the marketing production team, create engaging content to help increase interest in and awareness of our games Manage all communications through owned brand channels. Co-ordinate day-to-day planning of content posts on social channels Feed actionable community feedback to marketing teams and developers Required qualifications Experience building and nurturing audiences in social media and creating lively, engaging content for a consumer audience A deep understanding of and interest in video game culture and communities Fluency in written and spoken English Interest in and experience with the games developed by Paradox Development Studio is preferrable Basic knowledge of Photoshop and video editing tools is preferable, but not necessary Practical information Scope:  Full time and permanent Reports to:  Community and performance marketing manager Location:  This position is based in Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Apr, 2018
Full time
Business Developer Business Development  – Stockholm     Do you have a knack of identifying viable business cases and the ability to take exciting ideas to the stage of where they are possible to execute on? Read on and learn how you can become part of the leading edge of what Paradox Interactive has in store for the future - a Stellaris board game? A netflix show based on forum posts about Crusader Kings 2? Inflatable Churchill dummy? Setting up an office in Hong Kong?  Licensing the Stellaris IP to make a movie?  Let's just say lack of ideas isn't our main challenge. As a Business Developer at Paradox you will focus on new business initiatives generated within the company as well as external opportunities. The end goal will be the same in both cases: determine how it might benefit Paradox and what needs to be done in order to make it happen. Your job will be to paint the rough picture and hand it over to the relevant stakeholder within Paradox who in turn will execute on the project or idea and in other cases be the one that takes the project past the finish line. Your Responsibilities Identify, target and acquire new business opportunities in the games and entertainment industry Meeting with  existing  or potential partners Closing business deals by coordinating requirements and developing and negotiating contracts Planning, documenting and budgeting in relation to business cases Required Qualifications 3+ years of related experience in the gaming industry or gaming related service industry Fluent in English, both written and spoken Preferred Qualifications Experience of a market or business area not already considered the expertise of Paradox will be considered a strong advantage A proven track record of negotiation Previous experience from licensing brands/ IPs On a personal level, the ideal candidate is able to work independently and has an ability to communicate effectively with different audiences on a broad range of topics i.e. technical, business and creative. You are passionate about games and business and are always looking for innovative ways to combine the two. Practical information Scope: Fulltime and permanent Reports to: VP of Business Development Location: This position is based in Stockholm and will entail travelling If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. As Paradox Interactive strongly believes that diversity leads to better business we highly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Apr, 2018
Full time
Data Scientist - Customer Insights & Data Analytics  – Stockholm     Paradox puts the player in focus and we need Data Scientists to do that. Do you want to join us on the journey of building the best ecosystem for our players? We are looking for a Data Scientist to join the Customer Insights and Data Team. As a member of the Customer Insights and Data team you will be part of creating the data infrastructure that enables data driven decision-making throughout the organisation. You will also support CRM and Direct Sales to become more data-driven and create player-centric analysis. Responsibilities Maintain and optimise the data infrastructure to create a great data foundation to support the continuously increasing demands that are placed on the Data Scientists. An example is ensuring a smooth ETL flow from S3 to Redshift/Snowflake to Tableau and other visualisations. Create a clear overview of how players move through Paradox’s Ecosystem by creating player lifecycle KPIs, defining loyalty levels and deliver financial business KPIs. Explore new data sources and establish best practice and work processes to scale knowledge for Paradox Interactive. An example is to set up an integration with an external system or online data source to collect and store data in our big-data solution. Developing statistical, predictive analytics models and insights using scientific test/validation based methods. An example is to define a proper control group in a player churn analysis and analyze the outcome of actions taken to reduce player churn. Function as an internal consultant, proactively working with stakeholders to support business decisions and evangelize a data driven culture at Paradox. An example is to present actionable insights and create hypotheses together with CRM and Direct Sales teams   Requirements 2+ years of experience working with Data Science. The ability to understand the challenges of our business and stakeholders - and provide the right solution - is key. Experience in data management and building ETLs B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or similar Documented experience of or formal education in SQL, R or similar Fluent in English, spoken and written Experience in digital analytics, e-commerce and/or CRO will be considered an advantage, as will experience of the gaming industry   Practical information Scope:  Full time and permanent Reports to:  Analytics Team Lead Location:  This position is based in Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Feb, 2018
Full time
Fullstack developer Technology & Development  – Stockholm     If you are a driven and experienced developer who would like to work in a successful computer game company, read on and learn how you can be part of our fun and talented DevOps team. We bring value to our community by creating services and support for game features benefiting both players and game developers. We are now looking for a developer to work with all online technologies that are used in Paradox games and surrounding platforms. You will be working with a diverse set of technologies such as Node, Scala and Go. In this role you will make day to day key decisions and together with the rest of the team in order to develop our service offering to both players and game studios. You will be a key member in designing, building and directing the joint effort in bringing features and value to the gaming community. This also means that you will be working closely with different game developer studios and publishing staff in order to better understand how to build and integrate our services. Responsibilities Software Architecture Database Design Solution Scaling & Distribution Code Optimization Planning, Implementation, Documentation & Delivery Required qualifications 3+ years of professional experience Bachelor degree or comparable additional professional experience Comfortable with a range of programming languages and technologies. We would expect you to be able to grasp new tech quickly Experience with agile development Experience with designing web services for scalability and availability is a big plus Proficient with code versioning tools, such as Git Experience working on and administrating linux servers will be considered an advantage   Desired skills & technologies Web Development/Frontend (HTML, JS, CSS, Frameworks) RESTful APIs (Scala, Go, …) and databases (SQL as well as NoSQL) SDK: (C/C++ and C#) Cloud Infrastructure Experience (AWS) Security (e.g. OWASP) Application development including build and release management Network Technologies Let us know which ones of these boxes you believe that you tick and which ones you are not yet proficient in. We believe you are a driven and explorative individual, you don't have problems with making decisions and handling the responsibilities that comes with it. You are used to solving problems and working independently as well as in a group. Your role in a team is usually the one where you identify viable solutions, direct the work effort and drive the project forward to completion. Practical information Scope : Full time and permanent Reports to:  Senior Backend Developer Location:  This position is based in Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Feb, 2018
Full time
Senior 2D Artist Art  – Stockholm     Are you a seasoned expert in developing fresh and varied looks for UIs, and also have the ability to create concept art for lookdev purposes? Great! Paradox is looking for a senior 2d artist that can be part of pushing the visuals of our in-development and upcoming projects to the next level. Paradox Development Studio makes world-leading grand strategy games that our fans spends hundreds of hours in, and our artists make sure we do it in style! We are now looking for a talented artist to join our art team in Stockholm! As a Senior 2D artist you will work closely with the Art Director in shaping the overall vision of our games. You will be given – and be expected to handle – a large degree of freedom, within the guidelines set by the Art Director. You will also be expected to have good communication skills, an eye for detail, and be comfortable diving in and creating whatever 2D content our games may require. Key responsibilities Visual development of UI mockups to help establish art style for various projects Create concept art for art assets as well as look dev pieces for art direction. Create and implement 2d assets into the games Work with Art Director, UX and Design on the creation and revision of UI concepts Maintain consistent style under the direction of the Art Director and carry out revisions as required Share knowledge and motivate artists within the Art department Actively participate in development of best practices   Requirements 5+ years of game industry experience Portfolio with multiple strong examples of UI art Experience creating user interfaces from concept to prototype to final. Ability to concept characters, environments and props (everything!) Comfortable using English in spoken and written form Ability to create as well as adapt to and follow a variety of artistic styles Skilled Photoshop user   Pluses A passion for the strategy game genre Familiar with PDS grand strategy games Interest and experience in UX Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, 3d software. Experience working in an agile environment   On a personal level, our ideal candidate is passionate about our games and good at solving problems and able to work independently. You are humble and take on small tasks with the same vigor as the you do the big, juicy tasks. This is a great opportunity for a senior artist to have a huge impact on our best-selling strategy games. You will be a central member of the world's leading game developer for Grand Strategy games! As part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to perform a test.   Practical information Scope:  Fulltime and permanent Reports to : Art manager Location:  This position is based in Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Feb, 2018
Full time
Producer Production  – Stockholm     Do you want to be part of making the world’s best games with the world’s greatest publisher? Games like Europa Universalis 4, Cities: Skylines & Pillars of Eternity have passed through our grand halls before hitting the public. Now we need more people to help us shape the next generation of award-winning strategy, management and role-playing games! Are you one of them? Do you possess the ability to spread enthusiasm throughout a team while still being a strong and structured planner? Do you gladly take on the challenge of driving quality to the maximum while keeping true to the original vision? Paradox is looking for a producer on the publishing side to work with our third party projects! You will use your experience in project management and planning to assess risks in development plans while at the same time take on a generalists more holistic perspective to the game project(s) you are working on. Developers report to you, you make sure everything is on track and then report inwards to Paradox. Problems or opportunities, big or small, are yours to work with in your projects. You face challenges and run with them whether they originate in publishing or development. And while doing this you are informing all stakeholders about what is going on in a descriptive and calm manner.   Responsibilities ·         Act as publishing producer on third party projects. ·         Monitor, set and adapt quality targets, developer budgets and vision compliance of the designated projects: are we hitting our goals? ·         Communicate with developers regarding production matters. ·         Represent the game internally and externally when needed.   Required qualifications ·         3 years of experience akin to: project management, team leadership, development lead, external project management. ·         Excellent communication- and social skills, both written and spoken. A first hand understanding of the type of games we make is of course preferred but can be mitigated by a will to learn and a good understanding of similar genres. As a person you are calm, pragmatic and structured. You have the ability to communicate efficiently with different audiences (developers, internal stakeholders, journalists) on a broad range of topics (i.e. technical, business and creative). You act as a problem solver in tight situations and focus on the greater good. You are a team player, not a lone star.   Practical information Scope:  Fulltime and permanent Reports to : Production Manager Location:  This position is based in Stockholm   If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply to this role.
Paradox Interactive Stockholm, Sweden
19 Feb, 2018
Full time
Game Designer - Hearts of Iron IV Design  – Stockholm     Are you a creative and dedicated games industry professional with experience in content creation and writing? Or maybe a talented, experienced modder for Paradox Development Studio games and you want to contribute directly to our games? Are you interested in Paradox Development Studio and our brands and with a desire to help us bring them to the next level? Then you may be the one we’re looking for! As a Game Designer on  Hearts of Iron IV  working internally with the development studio in Stockholm, you will be an on-site project team member where you will be involved in designing gameplay features and systems under the guidance of the Game Director and Project Lead. You will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game. Organizationally, you will report to the Design Manager and become a internal member of the Game Design Department at Paradox Development Studio. We are seeking new employees that enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other but you are also given the freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. We care about quality and are motivated by the idea of our many fans around the world praising your work after release. You will thrive in a modern, creative environment where people working with you love their jobs and the games we make. We are open to applicants with all levels of game industry experience (Junior to Senior). Responsibilities Designing and writing documentation for gameplay features and mechanics under the direction of the Game Director with room for creative contributions Expand on the design details and identify issues with the existing game design Balance and tune both new and existing gameplay features and systems Engaging in research on related topics to find inspiration for designing memorable gaming experiences Defining asset needs required for the game design and communicating those effectively to the Game Director, Project Lead, Artists, and Audio Department Work closely with the Artists and Programmers to make sure the design is properly implemented according to the specification   Required Qualifications At least 1 year of professional games industry experience Fluent in speaking English and able to write design documentation in English Ability to work highly independently with assigned tasks and take responsibility for delivering game design specifications according to the project’s schedule Knowledge and experience playing Hearts of Iron IV and other Paradox Development Studio's Grand Strategy Games Knowledge and interest in World War II history   Additional Qualifications Experience in Game Design is a major plus Experience programming or scripting is a plus Experience creating mods for Paradox Development Studio games is a major plus At Paradox Development Studio, we desire individuals that are capable of open and clear communication skills within their team and co-workers. As Designers, we strive to cooperate with each other by sharing and receiving constructive feedback while trying to be a positive influence on other team members and support each other.   Practical information We would like your application to include any relevant work samples and/or a link to your portfolio if you have one or any Paradox game mods you have released publicly. We are especially interested in writing samples and any other content that you have produced for games or other media. Scope: Full-time and permanent Reports to: Design Manager Location: Stockholm If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working with Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this. Since we strive for an even gender distribution, we highly encourage women to apply for this role. Paradox is a multicultural studio and we use English as our official language. Submit your Cover Letter, CV, and all included documents in English. Thank you.