Senior Java Backend Developer (all genders)

Full Time
Hamburg, Germany
Experienced Professional
March 13, 2023

Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. We operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 500 million registered users worldwide. With employees from more than 40 nations, we are among the largest German employers in the gaming software industry. Since 2018, Goodgame Studios has been part of Stillfront Group AB, which is a group of independent developers, publishers and distributors of digital games - with a vision to become the leading group of game developers and publishers.

We are convinced that only the best people will create the best products and drive a company towards success. We believe that teamwork, expertise and bringing different perspectives together are the heart and soul of game development. Conquer the gaming world collectively with the greatest colleagues and the most exciting company around - become a part of our Live Games Team!

We are focused on one mission: to make our successful MMO games technologically fit for 2022 and beyond. Our legacy codebase has been around for a decade, keeping our players happy and engaged, but also outlasting the many hands that built it over the years. We respect it, but it comes with dept. We refactor it, trim it, or build around it. 

We run mission-critical functionality as serverless microservices, all while feeding our huge Java monolith that just kept growing over the years, building for the future while respecting our past. Clearly this isn't for everyone. It's for the daring, the creative, the out-of-the-box-thinkers, the experienced, the multi-linguists, the hungry, the curious, the foolish, the getting-sh*-done-ers.

You want to prove your coding skills and want to achieve an amazing gameplay experience for our 500 million users? Join us now as Senior Java Backend Developer (all genders) and push our live games to the next level!



  • Build new and exciting gameplay features and content
  • Take responsibility for live operations with a DevOps mindset
  • Identify and mitigate weak points in stability and performance
  • Drive improvements in craftsmanship across all areas from observability to test coverage
  • Collaborate closely with other teams and support them with the technical design and testing of gameplay features



  • Experience with an active role in designing, building and running end-user facing real time software and scaling it to significant traffic
  • Very good understanding of Java and relational database management systems (MySQL, MariaDB)
  • Familiar with common Linux command line tools
  • Experience with AWS Cloud native technologies (Lambda, DynamoDB, Api-Gateway, Serverless framework)
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written. German is welcome but not required



  • Full flexibility: Work remotely or come and work from our modern office in Hamburg with roof terrace, cafeteria, common rooms, gaming and lounging etc. or take a lap in the swimming pool on our beautiful campus.
  • Join a supportive team in a pragmatic, yet challenging environment, flat hierarchies and state of the art technologies.
  • Work with multidisciplinary and experienced colleagues from the entire product lifecycle in a culture of continuous development and learning opportunities.



The safety of our employees and everyone else is of utmost importance to us which is why you will experience a solely virtual recruiting process. We are happy to receive your application in English! #Stayhome #Stayhealthy

Your contact person for this job offer is Margarita Kwindt.

Goodgame Studios is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and support diversity and welcome all qualified applications.

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