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We are looking for a Build and Tools Engineer to join our talented team in developing games for PC, Console, Mobile and XR. You will help bring our games to the next level by joining a team that holds the player’s experience at the core of its mission.
If you enjoy working in a scaling environment where growth opportunities abound, then this is a great opportunity to carve your own niche.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop tools and pipelines that will improve the productivity and autonomy of the production team.

  • Design, implement, debug, optimize and iterate on new and existing engine systems and tools, in direct collaboration with end users (designers, artists, animators…)

  • Analyse existing functions in the engine and see how they could be enhanced to fulfill the intentions of the project

  • Gather engine and game editor technical knowledge to provide technical support/advice to the teams and solve production problems.

  • Identify the needs of the production team and collect their feedback

  • Ability to work independently on standalone tasks

  • Participate in the design and code review process

  • Document the work for the purpose of sharing knowledge and enabling users to use the new systems and functionalities.

  • Building tools within the Unity Environment 

  • Building tools and in-depth supporting documentation for external games and teams to use 

  • Work closely with teammates to design and build highly scalable, available, and reliable CI/CD processes using proven practices.

  • Help others automate build and artifact delivery for multiple platforms.

  • Help make improvements to the team’s ability to develop and test the game, especially on consoles.

  • Gather metrics and implement reporting tools to aid the development of the games.

What You Bring To The Role

  • Experience working with at least one build system (eg. Quickbuild, Teamcity, Jenkins);

  • Proficiency in C# programming language or one of the following scripting languages: PowerShell, Python, Shell, Batch scripting;

  • Strong knowledge of a source control system (eg. Perforce, Git);

  • Good knowledge of Windows & Apple environment (eg. registries, file system, networking);

  • Basic knowledge of RESTful APIs;

  • Basic knowledge of database management systems (eg. MySQL);

  • Passion for games;

  • Autonomous and proactive attitude;

  • A drive to learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions.

What we offer here at PlaySide

  • Playdays - an additional 5 paid days off per year to do something you love.

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options.

  • Industry leading Parental Leave benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program to support mental wellbeing

  • Mentoring. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role. 

  • Half price state of the art Gym access! (right next door) - you can wear your free PlaySide Swag!

  • Social events! Including Games night, karaoke nights, Movie Nights (We hire out the cinema!), group activities  and food trucks! Just as some examples!

  • Relocation allowance, if you move to one of our head offices

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world - just take a look at our website!

How to Apply

Email your application to

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows: 

  • You apply with your killer CV and a folio of examples of your work!

  • Quick phone chat with one of our delightful People & Culture team members

  • You may then be invited in for an interview (in-office or via Zoom) to outline all of your past work, and we will let you know all about PlaySide.

  • 2nd stage interview or Zoom call, to meet one of our General Managers or Directors

  • You’ll then get the opportunity to meet some of our current PlaySiders - this is a casual chat and a get to know you session!  

Please Note: Only candidates successful for an interview will be contacted.  Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page for future roles.

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