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July 19, 2021
Full Time

We are looking for a Programmer (f/m/d) to join our team. You will work with us on our all-new narrative life-sim and bring our game to life on PC and consoles by implementing game mechanics, creating tools and maintaining existing systems.

Since we are a small team, we place great value on your contribution to all aspects of our games!

What, where & when

  • full-time, permanent position
  • remote during COVID pandemic, regularly office-based in Hamburg, Germany / full remote possible*
  • immediate start possible

To be considered for this position, you should

  • have worked on and shipped at least one commercially released game in a programming capacity or have at least three years of professional game programming experience,
  • have a computer science or media informatics university degree, or comparable education,
  • have considerable knowledge in the Unity engine as well as C#,
  • write clean and reusable code,
  • quickly get up to speed with existing code,
  • know your way around versioning / repository software,
  • have strong communication skills to work closely with designers and QA,
  • be self-organized, proactive, and highly reliable, and
  • have good German language skills, both in writing and spoken.

*Please note: We can only consider German residents for this position, i.e. your tax and social security are due in Germany. Unfortunately, this is a mandatory requirement because of funding regulations.

You’re an even better fit if you also

  • have experience developing games for mobile or console platforms or porting to those, and
  • have good English language skills, both in writing and spoken.

We offer you

  • flexible working hours,
  • a workplace located in the very heart of Hamburg or the ability to work fully remote,
  • the possibility to actively shape all aspects of our games, and
  • a motivated collegial small team without hierarchies, based on transparency and trust.

How to apply

Please send your application in English or German to, including

  • a short cover letter,
  • your CV,
  • your relevant certificates,
  • your relevant references and/or a portfolio, and
  • your salary expectation and potential entry date.

We would particularly like to encourage people from underrepresented groups in the games industry to apply.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Us

Osmotic Studios is an award-winning independent game development company based in Hamburg, Germany. We focus on impactful narrative games with unique mechanics and are known for our surveillance thriller series “Orwell”, consisting of the two seasons Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You and Orwell: Ignorance is Strength.

Though Osmotic Studios itself is independently owned by its founders, it has been working with indie publishing label Fellow Traveller Games (formerly known as Surprise Attack Games) ever since its first release.

About Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You

Big Brother has arrived – and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences…

About Orwell: Ignorance is Strength

Step into the shoes of a government official in a top-secret department of the Orwell surveillance program. Given the power to both uncover and fabricate "the truth", how far will you go in the service of your country? Season 2 of Orwell, the award-winning surveillance thriller.

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