Lead Programmer

MachineGames @ 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.


  • 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!


  • 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 as 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

Preferred 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

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.