Junior Backend Developer

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.

The role

Fatshark is looking to hire a Junior Backend Developer to join our backend team for Vermintide 2. The backend team works closely with the code and game design teams to build and maintain backend features for our game titles.

This position will provide an opportunity for a junior developer to get started in the game industry on a major, live title. You’ll be able to start off in an experienced team, working with existing functionality, and grow into your role.

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


  • Maintain and support the existing Vermintide 2 backend systems
  • Work with the backend team to continuously improve backend performance and reliability
  • Collaborate with the Vermintide 2 designers and developers to create new features as we develop the game
  • Grow your coding skills and gain experience in game development


Tech you’ll use

  • Javascript and Lua scripting languages
  • Microsoft Azure PlayFab
  • Serverless technologies, including cloud functions and NoSQL databases
  • Git/Mercurial source control

Required qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related software engineering discipline, or a portfolio of awesome work you can show us to take its place!
  • Software development work experience in the industry as an intern, a study placement or as a full time employee
  • A keen interest in learning. This is a fast paced discipline and uses a diverse set of technologies.
  • Strong communication skills in English (Swedish is not a requirement)

Bonus qualifications

  • A love for playing, creating and discussing games will stand you in great stead at Fatshark

Application details

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

Location: Stockholm
Start: ASAP
Form of Employment: Permanent, Full time

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


Rosenlundsgatan 29C
118 63 Stockholm Directions contact@fatshark.se View page

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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