25. September 2018
IT / Technical Development

Software Engineer (m/f)

The Shared Service Department is responsible for the central, highly available platforms which are used by all Gameforge games. As part of our team, you will work on varied and challenging projects, including the development and further enhancement of our software and data management systems.

Tasks to inspire:

  • Conception, implementation and support of our platforms, which connect the game and business world with each other
  • Maintenance and further development of our linked systems in order to guarantee permanent process optimization
  • New development of applications in the areas of e-commerce, Big Data, ID management and services to ensure the operation of our games
  • Design and evaluation of the integration of international payment providers

Qualifications to convince:

  • Bachelor of Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent and proven experience in development 
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP5/7, OOP
  • Very good knowledge of SQL, preferably MySQL
  • Good knowledge and extensive experience in web technologies and in the development of web applications
  • Ideally relevant experience in modern PHP frameworks (Zend, Symfony, Laravel)
  • Safe and experienced handling of LAMP 
  • Independent and structured way of working
  • Distinct ability to communicate and work in a team
  • Great curiosity and willingness to familiarize yourself with new tools, technologies, but also with foreign, extensive codes
  • Ideally relevant experience in project management

A company to connect:

  • The informality of a start-up combined with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry
  • A great atmosphere with loads of extras (e.g. games room, massages…)
  • A policy of everyone being on first-name terms, from interns through to the CEO
  • The ability to be flexible with working hours
  • Regular team events and company parties
  • An open and motivated team
  • Great transport connections to the motorway and public transport
  • A job in the “Tuscany of Germany” with 1691 hours of sunlight per year

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at

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Michael von Dahl, Group Leader Tools & Services