Minecraft Gameplay Developer
At Mojang, we create games, products and services to inspire creativity. We develop games with a strong community focus and put players first in everything we do. Our games are built for everyone, because we believe in demonstrating equality and not just talking about it.
The Minecraft Gameplay team needs someone to help us provide our fantastic community of millions players (monthly!) with more fun and an even better game, for many more years to come. This is not an ordinary developer-role. In this role, you have the luxury to own the process of a new feature from start to finish, as you are both the designer and the developer. When creating a new feature, we are always taking our colleagues and the community's feedback into consideration.
The Minecraft Gameplay team is responsible for the gameplay of Minecraft, all platforms and all players. Our feature development process is very iterative and we have a close collaboration with our huge and diverse community. We work on an already amazing game and it is of very high importance that every feature fits into Minecraft.
As a Gameplay Developer, you will work closely together with the rest of the team, and other teams within the organization, on developing new features in Minecraft and on maintaining existing gameplay. You will be part of the full process of gameplay development - from brainstorming and design to implementation, polishing and bug fixing. This is a great opportunity to mix two amazing things: programming and game design!
- Experienced within Java development and C++
- You have a great interest in Minecraft design and gameplay
- You have a desire to incorporate the feedback from the community (and other teams and own team members) in your work
- You are an experienced modder or have worked with game design
- You have the ability to understand a 10-year-old codebase
Overall, we think that you have the ability to drive an idea from concept to completed feature in a self-directed environment. You are a team player, who understands the importance of communication when working in a small team with a lot of stakeholders. Last but not least you are humble with a desire to learn, but yet good at what you do.
Studio location: Stockholm
Reports to: Gameplay Developer Manager
Employment type: Fulltime
Mojang is a Microsoft-owned game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. We are best known as the creators of Minecraft, and are currently working on several new games, a movie, a board game, and lots more – all within the Minecraft franchise.
To help us create 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 inspiration required to create world-class entertainment. But of course, the people of Mojang are what makes 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 achieve it!
Mojang strives to be a diverse and inclusive studio and if you think this job sounds like your passion, you are more than welcome to apply, no matter who you are or where you are from.