Backend Programmer Helsinki

Are you a self-driven Backend Programmer up for building the backend functionality for games played by millions?

Ready to join one of Europe's fastest growing game companies?

If yes, Metacore could be the right place for you

We are a Helsinki-based game company best known for our hit game Merge Mansion and our people-first company culture. Built on trust, our culture allows us to work autonomously, efficiently, and ambitiously. We have mutually agreed on five cultural norms to describe how we build trust and work as Metacore – you can find them here.

Our company’s mission is to entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades. Although we already entertain 35,000,000+ players worldwide and have grown into a team of 100+ game industry professionals in less than two years, we’re only getting started. That’s where we hope you come in: to define the best way for programming the backend for the games we’re building and service technologies for live operation.

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Helsinki, Finland


Relocating to Finland expected, full support provided

Remote work:

Hybrid model of office and remote work

Start date:

Flexible, ideally as soon as possible

Working language:


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Backend Programmer plays a key role in building the game backends and services, including tools and platforms at Metacore, and ensuring they are efficient, secure and scalable too. In practice, this means (at least) the following:

  • Designing, implementing, and testing game backend and services functionality for multiple mobile games simultaneously using C# and .Net

  • Driving feature implementation from design to deployment, as well as monitoring, maintaining and keeping them up to date

  • Making sure that game backends and services are all stable, secure, efficient, and scale well

  • Integrating other external services to our backends and services

  • Tuning and maintaining the global size of database systems


Every role is eventually shaped to match our unique passions, backgrounds and strengths. Here are some of the key skills and experience you should already have when joining Metacore as a Backend Programmer:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant programming experiences topped with strong C# programming skills with .Net, and familiarity with NoSQL and SQL

  • Knowing your way around Docker and AWS

  • Understanding of multi-tenancy architecture for backend and microservices

  • Comfortable with debugging, profiling, and performance optimizations and you also have previous project experience under your belt

  • Know-how to build and operate scalable applications for a large mass of simultaneous users

  • Commitment to code quality, documentation and testing procedures

  • Smooth communication and teamwork skills to round it all up

Sounds about right? Then let’s talk!


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About Metacore

Our company is formed by great teams and individuals. Together, we work rather as Metacore than for Metacore – aiming for the same goal of entertaining our audience with world-class mobile games. As Metacore, we’re much more than the sum of our skills, experiences and knowledge.

Metacore as a company

Our Culture

Metacore is the game company where players are the closest thing to a boss. In other words, our teams and individuals enjoy a lot of freedom and responsibility in their work. Everyone can find the optimal way for reaching their goals – as long as it respects our company culture.

Daily life at Metacore


Metacore office is located in Helsinki, Finland – one of the world’s most vivid game hubs, inhabited by the world’s happiest people. We welcome game industry talents from all walks of life, around the world, and do our best to help them settle here.

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Everyone in our team approaches mobile games with pure excitement. We play them and talk about them, but because that’s not enough, we also develop them. Read more about whom we hire and what our recruiting process is like.

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