Crusader Kings 3 Paradox Plaza

Paradox Development Studio and the Crusader Kings 3 team are now looking to hire a Tech Lead to work in a dynamic, supportive, playful and exciting environment. For the person with the right skills and mindset we can offer a great opportunity to work with skilled colleagues, find challenges to grow and most importantly - have fun while you do it.

You will collaborate with other programmers, game designers, artists and QA, creating and expanding on our world-class Grand Strategy game Crusader Kings 3. The team is small and autonomous where each member has a big impact on the finished game. In other words, at Paradox, you will be part of a small team building a grand game.

  1. Crusader Kings subreddit - r/CrusaderKings is not under the Paradox Plaza network of subreddits, and is therefore a separate community moderated by different moderators. Feel free to visit and share your hype there as well as here. Crusader Kings 3 Bug Report Thread - Please post any bugs or issues related to the game, client, and CK3 in.
  2. Crusader Kings III is a grand strategy game with RPG elements developed by Paradox Development Studio. This community wiki's goal is to be a repository of Crusader Kings III related knowledge, useful for both new and experienced players and for modders.

This role comes with a lot of responsibility; you will be expected to lead the team towards a shared goal as well as being accountable for the technical delivery to get there. You will also be part of the project leadership team to make sure we constantly weight and balance technical efforts and approaches to project time and the game vision making sure we build a true Paradox game. To help you succeed and set you up for success you will also be given the support to grow, be challenged, make mistakes and spend time on personal development to become the best you can be.


  • Accountable for the technical delivery
  • Balance technical decisions in the project leadership team
  • Lead the team towards a stable, performant game with a code quality that enables and empowers high programmer efficiency
  • Drive continuous improvement of the development process and automation in an agile environment
  • Break down and estimate features and flag high risks with plans for mitigation
  • Lead the team towards becoming a high performing team

Required Qualifications

Paradox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.

  • Proven track record of leading development teams or larger technical initiatives to successful delivery whilst still reaching higher levels of performing teams
  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience developing software in C++, at least two of those in the games industry
  • Very strong skills and interest in software design/architecture and the C++ language
  • You are comfortable in English, both written and spoken

We believe it is very important that you are able to take ownership of any area of the game and estimate your own time. In your career you have decided that leadership and technology is the path for you. We think you are good at cooperating with new groups of people but you must also be able to independently design/redesign major parts of the codebase. You are passionate about developing games and can easily adapt to new methods. As a person you are positive, dedicated, responsible, and love a challenge. An interest in strategy games and history, and in particular the Grand Strategy games from Paradox, will be considered a plus.

Paradox Development Studio

At Paradox Development Studio we enjoy working close to our products and our fans and our developers regularly interact with players through forums and events, such as PDXCon. We think it’s important to get to know our colleagues so we end each Friday with a social hour at 4pm where we embrace our nerdy culture by chatting over a beer or breaking out into meeting rooms with board games and old video game consoles. Paradox consists of employees from all around the globe and we’re happy to offer relocation support for people applying from outside of Sweden.

To find out more about Working at Paradox, please click here.

Practical Information

Scope: Fulltime and permanent

Reports to: Programmer Manager


Some of our benefits include:

If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Installing mods in Crusader Kings 3 is very easy. In this quick guide I am going to show you 3 ways (4 actually) that you can use. One of them is installing manually, which I do not recommend unless you really have to. You’d generally only do this if maybe a mod is not available anywhere else officially but on some 3rd party forum etc.

The other two ways (STEAM & Paradox Plaza) can be used jointly, so you don’t have to go one or the other. Combine them in case that there are mods that you want that aren’t available on both platforms.


Installing Mods via Paradox Plaza

Official website is very easy to use. Make an account and make sure you’re logged in. Find the mod that you want added to your game, make sure you’ve got the latest version selected and then Subscribe to it. It will be downloaded by the launcher next time you open it up.

Now you also need to enable a mod for your playset (more on playsets below) and that’s it. You’re done. The mod will start with the game when you select a playset in the launcher that has it enabled.

Installing Mods via STEAM

This method is just as easy as the first one. Open STEAM, go to Library, click on Crusader Kings 3 and go to Workshop. Find some mods that you want to use and simply Subscribe to a mod you’d like downloaded.

It should become available in the launcher for you to enable/disable. It’s that easy.

Crusader Kings 3 Paradox Plaza Map


Installing Mods via Xbox Game Pass

I do not use Xbox Game Pass but I went ahead and did a bit of research to provide you with something that should help.

Check out this guide for Xbox Game Pass.

Installing Mods Manually

To install a mod manually, download the packed archive and extract it. Create a new folder and place all the contents inside it, except the .mod file.

Open that file in Notepad and add another line to the parameters group:

path = “mod/folder-name”

Where folder-name is the name of the folder you made prior to putting all contents inside it. Save & close the file.

Now go to Documents > Paradox Interactive > Crusader Kings 3 and create a mod folder inside there. If you never installed mods before, it won’t be there by default so you’ll have to make it.

Put the stuff you just made inside there and go back to the launcher. Add the mod to your playset and enable it. You should be good to go.

Crusader Kings 3 Paradox Interactive

Watch my video if you’re confused, I go through the steps there.

What are Mod Playsets?

Playsets are simply an additional layer of organization that you can apply to different mod(s) and groups of mods.

For example, if you enable some mods in your initial playset, then they will always start when you go to play that playset. To prevent them from running, you’d have to manually disable them from the playset. To speed this up, you’d simply create another playset and enable those mods there. Then every time your launcher starts, select the playset that you want to play and you’re good to go.

Another example would be installing a mod that fully converts the game into maybe Game of Thrones style campaign. You might not want this running always so you’d simply create a GoT playset and enable that mod (and any other you want) in that playset only.

I personally only use 2 small mods so I always have them enabled and as a result I don’t need any extra playsets. The mods I use are Better UI Scaling & Brighter Text Colors. First one is available on both Paradox Plaza & STEAM, 2nd only on STEAM (at the time of writing this).

Final Notes

Also, when you enable mods, achievements and ironman mode will be disabled. Achievements are pretty self-explanatory, so if you don’t care about those, no biggie. Ironman mode is a more hardcore version of the game where you cannot switch rulers or manually save the game when you want. So if that’s something that you want to play, then definitely create a separate playset for your mods.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment either here or in the comments area of the video I embedded at the top.

What’s Next?

Want to know more about Crusader Kings 3? Check out my other CK3 Guides & CK3 Playlist on Youtube.

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