PUBLISHED: June 10, 2019

Critical Force is now looking for experienced BACKEND DEVELOPER to join our Critical Ops mobile game team. You will be working in a smaller internal cross-discipline team with developers working on a live game. As a Backend Developer your job is to develop new features, solve live issues and improve our game web services. We expect you to be able to identify risks and understand how to develop and publish new features or improvements reliably.


Critical Force is a Finnish, Kajaani based game studio, focusing in competitive multiplayers for mobile. We strive to create games that are fun to play on both casual and competitive levels. Our flagship game for mobile is the first-person shooter Critical Ops, which has been downloaded over 60 million times worldwide and has become a trailblazer in electronic sports played on mobile devices. From interns to our senior developers, we all share a passion for our creations and pride ourselves on our friendly and focused team atmosphere.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years of experience with web service development
  • Strong programming skills
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Strong debugging skills. Being able to identify problems at the root. Knowing how to identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Understanding Agile methodologies
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong verbal and written English skills
  • Passion for games
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, proactive and love to work in a small team of programmers
  • Able to pre-emptively identify security issues
  • Experienced with version control


  • Creating technical designs for features
  • Providing accurate time estimations
  • Writing clean and maintainable code that follows company standards
  • Participating in code reviews
  • Participating in team meetings
  • Identifying design problems and providing solutions
  • Identifying risks and security issues
  • Troubleshooting and fixing problems in live and development environments
  • Development of new features
  • Working together with other developers
  • Creating and meeting goals and deadlines
  • Being professional towards your co-workers
  • Working closely with your code lead to identify and prevent tech debt
  • Improving and maintaining code base health

These are considered a bonus

  • Understanding of KISSDRYand YAGNI
  • Proficient in C#
  • Proficient in PHP
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Unity
  • Experience with Redis
  • Experience with serverless web development
  • Experience with microservice architecture
  • Experience with virtualization or container systems
  • Experience with unit testing or integration testing
  • Experience with deployment (rollout strategies, CI/CD, tools of the industry)
  • Experience with stress testing and system monitoring
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, GCP)
  • Passion for mobile games
  • Passion for first-person shooters
  • Passion for competitive games

What we offer

  • Opportunity to join a game studio, awarded multiple times by different organizations
  • Competitive salary and benefits, as well as high-quality healthcare, including dental care
  • Possibility to grow as a professional as well as to gain more responsibility within the role
  • A fast-moving work environment driven by people with passion for games
  • Interesting vantage point into competitive mobile gaming
  • Flexible working environment and revolutionary company culture, emphasizing good work-life balance


Apply via Workable link and fill out the online form. This position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.


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