Gameplay Programmer

Join us in the development of our upcoming title Darktide!

We are Fatshark

We are an independent Swedish game development studio located in Södermalm, Stockholm. With about 120 experienced and skilled employees we have worked as contractors for a number of AAA projects, as well as developed titles with publishers and independently for both consoles and PC. Our most recent game is the critically acclaimed title Warhammer: Vermintide 2. We tackle every project, genre and setting with enthusiasm, professionalism and a cup of coffee.

We are looking for an Gameplay Programmer

Fatshark is looking to hire an experienced Gameplay Programmer to join our studio and gameplay programming team for the development of our upcoming title Darktide, as well as other projects. The role requires working independently in smaller teams as well as in close collaboration with the tools- and engine team. As a Gameplay Programmer you will be developing different gameplay systems such as improving spawn systems, damage systems, weapon mechanics, AI for NPCs and other revolting enemies. 

What you'll do

  • Gameplay programming for new and existing games 
  • Design and develop game systems and mechanics
  • Engage in collaborative gameplay programming
  • Solving problems independently but also work collaboratively in small teams.
  • Support management and production with estimates, prioritization and leadership
  • Eventually mentor and lead other colleagues


  • 2+ years of professional working experience in game development 
  • Experience using either C++, C# or Lua or other programming languages within game development
  • You have developed games before and have been involved in previous game releases from start to finish
  • 2+ years education in programming, or the experience to make up for that
  • You have a great passion for playing and making games
  • Organized: you have extensive experience in working with complex processes to facilitate organisation and improve project structures
  • Excellent communication in English (Swedish is not a requirement)
  • A team player: you are flexible and adaptive, have a positive attitude and have the ability to collaborate, lead and inspire
  • Great feel for gameplay & game mechanics


  • Released your own games as a side project
  • Experience from other parts of games development, production and/or publishing

 What we offer

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love most: design high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being indie. We offer you:

  • A playful, friendly and inclusive work place.
  • Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative/multiplayer games.
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks.
  • Developing games with our own engine - Stingray
  • Regulated flex time and paid overtime.
  • Occupational pension
  • Yearly health benefits (for gym membership & more)
  • Yearly bonus program 
  • Office located in central Stockholm.


 Application details

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates continuously throughout the application period. 


Location: Stockholm
Start: ASAP
Employment: Permanent 


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Why Fatshark?

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love the most: design, develop and publish high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being independent. We offer you:

  • Building worlds

    Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative and multiplayer games

  • Great atmosphere

    A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment

  • Keep on growing

    Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks

  • Work-life balance

    Regulated flex time, paid overtime and minimum crunch policy

Who are we?

When we put Fatshark to sea in 2007, we wanted to create a place where talented people would come together and create awesome games. We did, and Fatshark is today a studio and publisher where great ideas spawn and reach the hands of countless players.

Equally important to us, we’ve never lost the joy that goes into creating great games. Over the years, we have created a habitat in which all kinds of fatsharks can thrive.


Cooperation is key

At Fatshark, we develop and publish cooperative games, where people come together to have fun and solve problems together. In a Fatshark game, you are given the freedom to succeed or fail trying as a group. And that's exactly the way we like it. Through teamwork in our games and in our studio, 1+1=3.

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