Mojang Studios is best known as the creators of Minecraft, but we’re also on a mission  to build a better world through the power of play. 

Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence. 

With 238 million copies sold, Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time. As a backend engineer at Minecraft Services you will ensure that all our game-backends enable the best experience possible to our players. You will be an integral part of a small team of well-aligned experts who are truly passionate about creating high-quality services that can handle the extreme amounts of traffic our players generate.  We work mainly with async, cloud-based microservices built using Java and Kubernetes. We are looking for the best engineers, with or without previous gaming industry experience.

What you need 

  • A solid understanding and experience of building distributed services in Java 
  • A passion for new technologies and complex problems 
  • An understanding of SRE-practices and public cloud management 
  • Experience of SQL and NoSQL databases
We also appreciate 
  • Experience of Linux/Unix, AWS, Azure, Terraform, Kafka and async service development
  • Experience of high-volume application development
We expect you to be passionate about 
  • A passion for growing our collaborative and inclusive engineering culture 
  • Helping us stay at the cutting edge of backend development 
  • Taking part in technical discussions and the decisions on how we design our systems 
  • Delivering and maintaining a reliable production environment
What you get 
  • Work with a modern micro service backend and architecture with quite substantial amount of traffic  
  • Highly skilled colleagues 
  • A hybrid workplace setup - find your own balance between working from home and the office 
  • A beautiful Minecraft-themed office at Söder Mälarstrand 
  • Generous selection and level of hardware (mac/Windows/iOS/Android/accessories) 
  • Substantial education contribution  
  • Generous parental leave 
  • All the commons perks in the industry; pension, private insurance, vacation, health/training contribution and similar 

Mojang Studios 

Mojang Studios is a Microsoft-owned game developer. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden and has offices around the world, including Stockholm, Redmond, Tokyo, London, and Shanghai. We’re always working on new and exciting ways to expand the Minecraft universe.

Our community is global and incredibly diverse. We keep this in mind when developing anything, as we want people to feel included in Minecraft. And in recruiting, our goal is to make Mojang Studios as diverse as our community. 

We got started as a tiny indie developer, and part of our culture still reflects that heritage. But we’re also proud to belong to Xbox Game Studios, which creates unique opportunities to grow and develop.

To help us achieve amazing things, we have built an equally amazing studio space. Situated right on the water by Söder Mälarstrand, it’s filled to the brim with all the tools, toys and caffeine required to create world-class entertainment.

But in the end, it’s the people of Mojang Studios that make this place truly special. When you join, you’ll find yourself in the company of incredibly bright, warm, and creative individuals – all united and working toward a single goal. Come help us reach it!

Important note on resumes
Please make sure that all the information in your resume is accurate because we will conduct a thorough background check. Any discrepancies will lower your chances of getting to the next interview stage and we’d hate to miss out on an awesome candidate! Double check that any gap years are reflected in your history, and that your education and work experience are completely accurate. Good luck!

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