Game Designer - Hearts of Iron IV

  • Paradox Interactive
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • 19 Feb, 2018
Full time Game and Level Design

Job Description

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).


  • 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.

Job Ref

Game Designer - Hearts of Iron IV