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C++ GamePlay Engineer


We are looking for a highly skilled C + + Programmer to join our talented team in developing a game for PC, VR, Mobile and console platforms. We’re looking for an individual that has gameplay programming skills and 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 game features within Unreal or a Proprietary game engine

    • ​All the way from iterating on feature design through to testing and delivery

  • Work collaboratively and communicate with game designers, artists, animation, and audio teams.

  • Develop tools and systems for our team to empower the creation of great content

  • Setup and potentially automate deployment of the project to all target platforms

  • Contribute to the team’s design vision to build a fun and exciting game

  • Continue improving and updating the game in a live operation environment post-release

What You Bring To The Role

  • Proven experience in understanding and writing effective C++ code.

  • Experience in all parts of a software life cycle

  • Practical understanding of math used in gameplay

  • Clear communication skills and enjoy working with peers from art, animation, and audio teams

  • Creative, motivated, focused, and passionate about making great games

  • The ability to prioritise and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction

  • Think on their feet and respond quickly to changing requirements

  • Tackle problems as they arise and compose solid solutions with an eye for the long term health of the codebase

Bonus Points

  • Worked and developed games using server-side solutions

  • Understanding of writing and debugging multi-threaded code

  • Strong optimisation skills and can identify bottlenecks in computational or memory complexity at a glance

  • Game engine development experience, whether making your own hobby engine, or submitting changes to an existing one

  • Graphics or technical art as a hobby - writing your own shaders (compute or otherwise), optimizing draw calls, or just making things shiny

  • Experience working with build systems (such as Jenkins) in order to improve the stability and reliability of your codebase

What we offer here at PlaySide

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

  • Employee Assistance Program!

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

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

  • Social events! Including Movie Nights (We hire out the cinema!) and food trucks! Just as some examples!

  • Out of this world referral Bonus that includes a chance at a $10,000 holiday!

  • 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

Your application should include your CV and any relevant portfolio links.

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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