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Multiplayer Engineer


We are one of Australia's largest game development companies in Melbourne and we are looking for a highly skilled C + + Programmer to join our talented team in developing a game for PC and console platforms. We’re looking for an individual that has very strong graphics programming skills and will help bring our games to the next level by joining a team that holds the player’s connected experience at the core of its mission.


If you enjoy working in a young fast-paced environment, love the gaming community, and have a strong interest in games then this is a great opportunity to become part of a growing team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the game’s low-level network features

  • Optimize low-level networking systems to improve latency

  • Integrate online services into the game engine

  • Collaborate with other engineers to improve the game’s network replication

  • Educate content creators and gameplay engineers on how to maximize network reliability and replication

  • Develop networking code to interact with backend systems for new gameplay features and data collection

  • Maintain and extend documentation on network-oriented features and systems

  • Debug and optimize existing gameplay networking

What You Bring To The Role

  • Mid Level + years of experience in C/C++

  • Shipped at least 2 games doing network-oriented gameplay engineering for PC or console

  • Understanding of computer and console game networking systems and technologies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work as a part of a team

  • Self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented

Bonus Points

  • Knowledge and understanding of the challenges that come with building distributed, highly available, and scalable cloud based systems

  • Experience working with infrastructure as code

  • Deep knowledge of C#

How to Apply

Email your application to

Your application should include your CV, cover letter and any relevant portfolio links. While working your cover letter, please consider the following:

  • Why are you applying for our role at Playside? 

  • Tell us all about yourself!

  • What is your proudest work achievement?

  • Why do you think you're the one for this role? 

  • Why are you leaving your current role?

  • How many weeks' notice do you need?

Only candidates successful will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

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