We are united by our passion for creating games that amaze players and inspire the imagination.
”The Cycle: Frontier is a free-to-play high-stakes PvPvE first-person shooter driven by suspense and danger. Prospect for resources and other riches on an abandoned alien world ravaged by a deadly storm, inhabited by monsters, and frequently raided by other ambitious Prospectors.YAGERYAGER
PC (Windows) | 2022
”Dreadnought is a slow game at the fastest of times, but that doesn't mean it isn't satisfying, particularly when you swing your massive vessel around with all the speed of a glacier melting, line up a target in your sights, and unleash all guns and missiles at once.Leif JohnsonIGN
PC (Windows), PS4 | 2017
”At first glance, Spec Ops: The Line looks like so many other military shooters, built of sand dunes and dusty fatigues and filled with the flash and sparkle of a thousand rifles glinting in the sun. Look again, though, and you'll see the setting's quietly fantastical, and the two-man squad under your command seem unusually tense - worn down, twitchy, even a little shell-shocked.Christian DonlanEurogamer
PC (Windows), PS3, Xbox | 2012
”The missions are well-paced and well-rounded in design. You're essentially on this giant planet, with each new chapter in the story unveiling another uncharted territory across 22 medium- to large-sized levels. Each mission commences with an engine-driven cutscene and objectives provided via Sarah's voice commands, and multiple times during missions these change.Douglass C. PerryIGN
PC (Windows), Xbox | 2003
YAGER is always on the lookout for talented people who are passionate about making amazing games and breaking new ground, both in game development and in developing themselves as individuals. For over 20 years we’ve been dedicated to creating cutting-edge gaming experiences that amaze our players and capture the imagination, and we are committed to always finding new and exciting ways to do so. We are also committed to building a supportive work environment that embrace good work balance, collaboration and respect.
”We believe the best games are made by diverse teams and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
In order to ensure the physical and mental health of our teams, and to follow the current regulations, we currently offer flexibility for onsite as well as remote work. We also support our team with additional mental health resources and additional relocation support.
We love working together and we are looking forward to working together on-site again as soon as the situation will allow us to do so safely.
Photo Credit (1, 2 & 3): Saskia Uppenkamp
- We ask you to refrain from sending us speculative applications. If there is currently no vacancy that fits your profile, please visit our career page again soon.
- We regularly update our job postings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I have to do to start my career with YAGER?
All you have to do is to check out our openings on our career page, find the right position and hit the application button.
Which documents do you expect me to hand in?
Except for a CV, we don’t have any mandatory documents in our application form. Of course, we would love to hear why you want to be a part of our team, so a cover letter is always nice to read. Also, depending on the position you’re applying for it would be beneficial to hand in a portfolio, examples of your former work or similar documents like a link to a Social Media profile (e.g. GitHub, Artstation, etc.).
Please send in your application in English. As we are an English-speaking company, this would ensure that everybody is able to read your CV and cover letter.
Can I apply to more than one position?
Feel free to apply for every position, that you feel you would be a good fit for.
We look at each application separately.
Job postings & Openings
What if I don’t see a matching opening?
We are always looking for talented new team members and regularly update our website with new positions. So, if you don’t find a match today, check our website again soon and there might be a new opportunity for you!
I haven’t seen a matching opportunity, but I really want to be a part of Yager. Can I submit a speculative application?
We currently do not accept speculative applications.
All our openings are posted on our website. If you don’t find a matching opening, there currently isn’t an opening in that department.
Do you offer internships for students?
We do offer internships, they are posted on our website.
Interns need to have a minimum availability of six months and need to be on-site in Berlin.
Interview & Application process
What does the application process look like?
We offer a variety of positions. Therefore, the process can differ, depending on the position.
The general process is as follows:
- You submit your application online and we review it carefully
- If your profile matches our expectations, we will invite you to an initial interview, usually via video
- Depending on the position, the next stage might be a practical test (art positions, some engineering positions, etc.)
- In the last stage you will meet the experts for the position and some of the team members – depending on the job and the level, this stage can include several interviews
How long does the application process take?
Although we try to be as quick as possible each process varies a bit depending on the number of applicants, the availability of the interviewers and the number of stages the amount of time can differ from position to position.
Feel free to reach out to us regarding your application at any time.
We will always communicate to you if you have been successful or not after every step of the process.
YAGER is a company based in Berlin. Does it mean I need to speak German in the interviews?
At YAGER, we have employees from more than 25 nationalities, and to ensure that every single team member is included, our official company language is English. All the recruitment process, communications, and your work once onboard will be in English.
How can I prepare for an interview with YAGER?
We don’t care about any dress code at YAGER. We want to get to know you and your motivation to join us. As our interviews are often held online, make sure to check your camera and microphone, and ensure you are calling from a stable connection.
Do some research, play our games – this will help you feel prepared, confidant and leave a good impression. We’ll be asking for an informed opinion.
It’s also worth having another read of the job description – we’ll be discussing the role as well of course.
When joining YAGER, we have a relocation package in place to support and assist you. We provide a shared company apartment for the first two months in order to get started in Berlin. We take care of all the administrative aspects of relocation (e.g. visa, work permit, health insurance registration), and also support you financially with a relocation package.
As part of our commitment to work life balance, we strive to be as flexible as possible when it comes to our working hours. We have our core hours from 10:00 to 16:00, outside of these hours you are free to arrange your work-day the way it suits you.
Learning & Development
We have a dedicated Talent Development Manager who supports you on your career path. YAGER has a library of curated books and games. The company also supports attendance at various game conferences.
Employee Assistance Program
Our external partner the Fürstenberg Institute provides free and anonymous support to all employees in areas such as mental and physical health, personal and family issues, workplace and financial topics including legal support and coaching and counselling services.
In addition to the obligatory state pension, we offer the opportunity to have an occupational pension scheme which includes contributions from the company.
In an effort to support our team in staying healthy, we offer a gym membership in co-operation with all FitX gyms around Berlin. The best thing about it? There's one just a ten minute walk from the office!
Get-togethers, Parties & Team Events
Each quarter every team is encouraged to go on a team event paid for by the company. Every summer and winter we have our YAGER parties. For our Friday afternoon meetings we enjoy beer and soft drinks.
Food and Beverages
We offer a variety of coffee, tea and water and also get fresh fruit delivered twice a week.
We offer all of our employees a Company Ticket for the public transportation system in Berlin, which reduces the price of a monthly ticket by 30-50%.
Life in Berlin
With it’s fascinating history and culture, Berlin is filled with museums, theatres and historical landmarks that can keep curious residents exploring for years.
Open-Minded and Diverse
We are located in the vibrant heart of Kreuzberg, where people from all nations and from all walks of life rub elbows on a daily basis. Berlin is certainly a place where everybody can be themselves and feel comfortable. There are many open air festival or events in the city like Karneval der Kulturen where this diversity is celebrated.
A Friend of Nature
One of the most striking things about Berlin is how green and spacious it is for a major city. 46% of Berlin’s area is either green or water. You can easily find parks everywhere around the city to relax.
Center of Europe
With its central location in the heart of Europe, Berlin is a hub for all the major discount air carriers and it is possible to get affordable rates to almost any European city, many international locations or to explore Germany and see what life looks in different corners of the country.
Berlin is consistently voted in the top 5 cities worldwide for most vibrant nightlife scenes and has been for the last 30 years. Clubs, Bars, Concerts, Side-walk Cafes abound.
Our Core Values are:
Inclusion & Collaboration
Ownership & Integrity
Passion & Growth
YAGER’s culture is centered around inclusion, integrity and ownership.
We’re focused on our players, listening and communicating as well with them as we do with each other.
We take serious pride in our work and are driven to do and get better. We are passionate about our crafts and open to learning and growing.
We have no tolerance for disrespect and discrimination of any kind.
Who we are
YAGER is an independent developer of computer and video games based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1999 by a group of enthusiastic game developers, we're fortunate to combine long-term experience with the persistent creative spirit emerging from an empowered team.
What we do
Our mission is to create online action games with rich worlds, focused on social emergent gameplay, to give players unique moments they can’t wait to tell their friends about. We believe the best gameplay stories are those shaped by other players.
Where we are
YAGER is housed in a 2200m² loft on the banks of the river Spree in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg, one of the most energetic and culturally rich neighborhoods in Berlin. With a host of creative and media companies as well as countless bars and restaurants in walking distance, our neighborhood turns into a vibrant night life spot in the evening.
Numbering 90+ and growing, our team consists of a rich variety of talented individuals from more than 20 countries. We value and cultivate the creative atmosphere and collaborative spirit present at YAGER. For our games to provide joy, we know the process of creating them must be enjoyable too.
Life at Yager
YAGER Development GmbH
Phone: +49 30 695976-60
Fax: +49 30 695976-80
For all media and press inquiries, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For employment opportunities, please use the application process in our careers section only. Speculative applications sent to this address will not be forwarded or answered.