Java Backend Developer - Minecraft Services Team

Mojang Synergies AB

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About the job

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.

What you’ll get

We, the Minecraft Services team, are a diverse group of people with varying levels of experience working together in a closely-knit team. We are responsible for designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining the backend systems that enable Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons. At Mojang Studios, we have a friendly and highly collaborative culture where you will be working with many other teams to ensure that our players have the best experience possible when playing our games. The services we build are used by 100+ millions of players across the world. Besides gaining experience of working with one of the most widely renowned titles in the gaming industry, you will get the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and build a career at Mojang. Some of the technologies you will be working with: Java, Micronaut, cloud infrastructure (AWS/Azure), Kafka, Postgres, MySQL, Redis, Docker

We expect you to be passionate about

  • Helping us stay at the cutting edge of backend development
  • Developing and maintaining microservices
  • Taking part in technical discussions and the decisions on how we design our systems
  • Be part of a team that delivers with a high pace and takes full ownership of the quality of the services we build

What you need

  • BSc degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Professional experience of development in Java.

For this position we’re looking to widen the perspectives of the team and would happily see candidates without experience of the gaming industry apply!

Bonus qualification

  • Experience in building RESTful web services
  • Knowledge of SQL or NoSQL databases
  • Know your way around Linux/Unix based systems
  • Have experience with public cloud providers
  • Experience of asynchronous services

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!