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Lead C++ Programmer

Snowdrop, Programming, Malmö

Job Description

We are looking for a Lead C++ Programmer for our Snowdrop engine team. You will be working with a team of talented programmers who to extend and improve our in-house developed engine; Snowdrop. This is a hands-on position and you will have the chance to work with both development and people management. Your focus will be engine core technology, artist pipelines, build environments, version control systems, documentation and automation. This is the perfect opportunity, if you are keen to join the gaming industry and love working with technology at scale. You will have the rare chance of working with team at Massive as well as game projects all around the world and to help them make the best games using Snowdrop.

In this position, you will be programming in C++, advising on new development and best practices, review technical designs and code, all with a focus on creating reusable solutions and sharing between multiple projects. As a Snowdrop programmer, you will be part of a friendly team developing and maintaining a variety of systems and tools. You will be expected to work in close collaboration with other programmers, designers, artists and testers to craft high quality, scalable solutions that bring Snowdrop and its various titles to an even higher standard.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö, Sweden, and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager / cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job-ad is posted. 


  • Working in C++ on our integrated editor/game development tools
  • Designing, implementing, and iterating on new and existing systems and tools
  • Developing Snowdrop as a shared and complex ecosystem for videogames creation
  • Supporting multiple teams around the world with knowledge and practical help
  • Working towards improving documentation and samples
  • Developing and maintaining a wide range of tech and tools shared through Snowdrop
  • People Management; motivation and career growth for team members
  • Having one-to-ones, mentoring and making sure that it’s a good culture in the team


You as a person
You have a passion for games and an eye for long-term tech development. You will be the lead for a team of programmers where quality and attention to detail is highly valued. This is a perfect position if you see yourself as creative, result oriented and cooperative. You have great problem solving skills and an ability to predict task duration and understand dependencies. To succeed in this position you are a strong communicator and easily get your point across. You’re very interested in people management and making sure to set up your team for success with the right support. Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of professional C++ programming experience, preferable from the games industry
  • At least 1 years’ experience acting as a lead with responsibilities such as mentoring and prioritizing the workload
  • Good understanding of pipelines in your area of expertise from beginning to end

Good to know: 
We aim to build a team who continuously push the boundaries of what’s possible in game development, and because we love to learn and grow from the people around us, we might ask you to complete a practical test as a part of the recruitment process. We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you. Meanwhile, please check-out the videos posted below and our employee perks here, to gain greater insight into life at Massive.

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