Backend Programmer

MachineGames @ Uppsala, SE


MachineGames is looking for a talented Backend Programmer to join our team.


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. 

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.


  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in designing, developing, implementing and supporting services
  • 3+ years of professional programming experience in Python, Java, JavaScript (node) or Go for building applications or services
  • Possess a strong technical background and deep knowledge of programming principles, exceptional problem solving, design, programming, and testing skills
  • Pragmatic approach to providing software solutions that solve business needs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Science, or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Guide the technical development of complex backend features
  • Write clean, maintainable code that is scalable, reliable, and observable
  • Collaborate with producers, programmers and game designers in the day-to-day development of our projects
  • Support cloud hosted systems in a 24x7 environment including troubleshooting, hot fixing, and root cause analysis
  • Act as technical point of contact for teams working with backend feature development
  • Understand and define infrastructure as code to support systems developed

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with game development
  • Programming experience in C++
  • Working knowledge of persistence solutions at local and cloud scale
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure and microservice architecture
  • Experience with AWS and containerization strongly desired
  • Experience with Unit Testing tools and continuous deploy systems
  • Experience with infrastructure as code
  • Experience as a frontend programmer working in JavaScript or TypeScript

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.