Senior Java Developer - Freelancer (all genders)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
September 08, 2023

Goodgame Studios is an innovative free-to-play, online games development company that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the gaming industry. With over 500 million registered users worldwide and employees from more than 40 nations, we are proud to be one of 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. Join our Live Games Team and work alongside a diverse and talented group of multi-linguists, daring creatives and curious folks to create the next generation of live games.

We are focused on one mission: to make our successful MMO games technologically fit for 2023 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 debt. 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 a Senior Java Developer - Freelancer (all genders) in this full-time project, for at least six months or longer.


  • Build new and exciting gameplay features and content
  • 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)
  • Familiarity with common linux command line tools
  • Ideally, experience with AWS Cloud native technologies (Lambda, DynamoDB, Api-Gateway, Serverless framework)
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written


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

Your contact person for this job offer is Margarita Kwindt.

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