Game Programmer Berlin

Are you an experienced Game Programmer up for diving into all areas of game development for our hit game, Merge Mansion?

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

If yes, Metacore could be the right place for you

We are a game company from Helsinki 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. We already entertain 50M+ players worldwide and have grown into a team of 200+ game industry professionals in less than three years. And now, we have expanded to Berlin, one of Europe's key talent hubs for game companies, and we’re in the process of building our first Merge Mansion feature team to work from this vibrant city. This is where we hope you come in: to play a crucial role in bringing features to life from pre-production to production and beyond. You will take on a variety of tasks and responsibilities from writing code and breaking boundaries to serving other developers and players through your programming efforts.

Our Berlin story

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Location:

Berlin, Germany

Relocation:

Relocating to Germany expected, full support provided

Remote work:

Hybrid model of office and remote work

Start date:

Flexible

Working language:

English

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Responsibilities

Game Programmer plays a key role in a multidisciplinary feature team for Merge Mansion, developing and implementing features from pre-production to production and beyond to help us continue building a game our players love. In practice, this means (at least) the following:

  • Diving into all areas of game development for Merge Mansion, working closely with your feature team, and ensuring smooth communication, especially regarding development progress and feedback response

  • Writing and optimizing code to create efficient and reusable systems and components

  • Assessing and implementing testability in both produced code and developed features

  • Continuously evaluating your work to avoid boilerplate, adhering to good programming patterns, and utilizing SOLID principles

  • Enforcing code conventions, actively improving them by identifying optimal approaches and communicating potential enhancements

  • Ensuring your work is easily understandable by other developers and striving for simplicity in solutions over complicated implementations

  • Maintaining and improving documentation to provide information to other developers and foster a transparent working culture

  • Continually developing your skills, engaging in personal and professional growth that ultimately reflects on the output of the team

Requirements

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 Game Programmer:

  • Great deal of knowledge on various game technology areas and hands-on experience working with a live game

  • Strong, professional background writing C# in the context of Unity.

  • Collaborative skills for effective teamwork across different disciplines, such as Design, Production and Art

  • Knack for writing clear and understandable code, provide extra information and document features and code when needed

  • Ability to provide feasible project timeline estimates and consistently meet those deadlines

  • Creative problem-solving skills coupled with an analytical mindset

  • Understanding of what it means to develop for mobile platforms like Android and iOS, including platform limitations, interaction methods, and the dynamic nature of technology.

  • Basic understanding of CI/CD systems, like GitHub Actions

In addition to these, it would be nice but not mandatory for you to have some of these as well:

  • Extensive understanding of Unity Technologies like, DOTS, Addressables, Cloud Tools, Extensive Profiling / Performance tools

  • Understanding of AWS and cloud technologies

  • Practical know-how of other game engines such as Unreal, Godot and/or any other

  • Experience working with other programming languages

  • Experience in developing games or technology with an online component

Our equal opportunity statement

To entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades, we need diverse teams that understand our diverse audiences. The key to unleash our creativity is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture of trust where Metacoreans from all walks of life can be themselves. We celebrate our differences and believe they are the strength that drives us forward.

We are committed to offering equal opportunities for all, regardless of background, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family status, education, socioeconomic status or any other characteristic. We build and maintain a workplace and industry free of harassment and discrimination.

We also aspire to have DE&I as a fundamental part of our game design process to enable us to create even better and more inclusive games, communities and entertainment.

If you require any support or have specific needs during the application process, please don't hesitate to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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.

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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.

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