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 Senior server programmer

Shipyard Games is a game studio building world-class location-based games for mobile. The dedicated and talented team has a strong background in gaming and is backed by Supercell, one of the most successful game companies in the world.

We’re looking for a Senior Server Programmer to join our team in Helsinki. You will respond for designing, implementing and operating the back-end systems running our games. You will get to develop our technology that consists of game and map servers, and create game worlds from real world data utilizing our own location-based game engine.

As a programmer in our small team you will have a lot of possibilities to influence by participating in many important decisions, and you will play a key role in the launching of our new location-based city-building game GoCity. We want to hire developers who have a passion for games. We are looking for someone with the ability to jump up to speed with the existing code, so willingness to learn and adopt new things quickly is required. We offer a challenging and definitely interesting role in an experienced team and with a possibility to actually see the results of your own work.



  • Designing, implementing and operating the back-end systems running our games

  • Providing input to the product development

  • Writing quality code



  • Strong, professional experience in coding game server systems

  • Familiarity with operating cloud based environments like AWS or Google Cloud Platform

  • Good knowledge about common data storage solutions

  • Experience in Unix flavored operating systems

  • Passion for building location-based mobile games

  • Fluent in English

Additional skills we value:

  • Experience from online map services like OpenStreetMap or Mapbox

  • Experience from Google Firebase and GCP

  • Experience with 3D game engines


Why join our team:

  • You’ll have complete professional freedom and responsibility

  • We have flexible hours and great work-life balance

  • Get private healthcare and dental plans, extensive health and leisure insurance

  • Opportunity to work as part of a small and experienced team in a zero-bureaucracy environment


If you think you’d be our next Shipper, send your application to: