Careers @ PlaySide

PlaySide is looking for Creatives, Artists, Engineers & Designers
 

 

We are looking for Artists, Engineers & Designers who are passionate about making great mobile games to help us create our newest Mobile IP! We are on the lookout for someone who has experience working on iOS or Android titles.

 

Come and join our motivated and creative AAA team!
 

 

 

Lead Engineer
 

 

Overview:
 

 

A Lead Engineer has the responsibility in PlaySide Studios to lead the companies technology division from a studio level down. This includes but may not be limited to studio digital security, network infrastructure, technologies of functional utilisation to the company and team/project management.

The Lead Engineer not only champions studio wide technologies but also the engineering team.

The Lead Engineer has a mission to seek growth from all subordinates and ensure they are the best version of themselves, by inspiring at a team level. The Lead Engineer may facilitate in helping out projects from time to time, as needs be and this may also have requirements to switch between multiple projects on any given day.

 

 

Key Skills:
 

 

- Minimum 5 years experience.
- Examples of exceptional code standards in at least 5 shipped titles.
- Excellent verbal/written communication and problem solving capabilities.
- Ability to provide vision and guide projects to success with team
- Experience providing mentorship and training to more junior members of the team.
- Expert level of coding standards with proficiencies in all major specialisations of code.
- Expert level of Unity and/or Unreal Engine experience
- Experience working in a senior position with external parties.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:
 

 

- To be the studio voice for any departmental issues or concerns.
- To ensure all projects are set up to PlaySide standards at inception, and maintained throughout development
- To ensure no project created at PlaySide is shipped with core fundamental issues.
- To provide technical and emotional support to all members of the code department where needed. Ensure their growth & inspire.
- Be front facing at a client level with all external parties as the leader of the technology division of the company
- Ensure documentation is compiled on a project architecture level. By means of Technical Design Documents (TDD)
- Projects must meet all performance requirements set in early stages of development.
- To learn, improve and keep up to date with skills in all areas of your field.
- Strive to improve quality in the department staying on top of all new trends and technologies.
- To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture. Ensure you are inspiring your team!
 

Senior iOS Developer
 

 

Overview:

 

Join PlaySide Studio's growing app development team to help us create even more #1 grossing apps that are used by people all around the world! 

 

PlaySide has an incredibly warm and charismatic culture. We value bright personalities, encourage teamwork and communication, and are looking for people who are just as passionate as us, to work on exciting new and existing innovative projects.
 

 

Primary Responsibilities:
 

 

- Become an integral part of our App Team's replatforming process by using your expertise to help our existing React Native/Unity developers adapt to native iOS development.

- Provide solution architecture for upcoming projects during pre-production stages of development.

- Implement key features into apps, and ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of your work.

- Act as a mentor for less experienced developers.

- Accurate timeline estimation and task breakdowns.

- Contributing to the development and support of existing and new applications.
 

 

Required Skills:
 

 

- 4+ years of professional experience in iOS development with relevant app portfolio

- Commercial app development experience with Objective-C and Swift

- Excellent communication skills

- Creative problem solver with attention to detail

- The ability to work both autonomously and in a team setting
 

 

 

Senior Full Stack Developer

 

Join PlaySide Studio's growing app development team to help us create even more #1 grossing apps that are used by people all around the world!

 

PlaySide has an incredibly warm and charismatic culture. We value bright personalities, encourage teamwork and communication, and are looking for people who are just as passionate as us, to work on exciting new and existing innovative projects.
 

 

Primary Responsibilities:
 

 

  • Provide solution architecture for upcoming projects during pre-production stages of development.
     

  • Implement key features into Apps, Websites and backend APIs
     

  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of your work.
     

  • Act as a mentor for less experienced developers.
     

  • Accurate timeline estimation and task breakdowns.
     

  • Contributing to the development and support of existing and new applications.
     

Required Skills:
 

 

  • 4+ years of commercial experience
     

  • Experience with React / React Native
     

  • Experience in Node, AWS and MongoDB
     

  • Excellent communication skills
     

  • Creative problem solver with attention to detail
     

  • The ability to work both autonomously and in a team setting
     

 

Mid Level React Native Developer

 

Overview:

 

Join PlaySide Studio's growing app development team to help us create even more #1 grossing apps that are used by people all around the world! 

 

PlaySide has an incredibly warm and charismatic culture. We value bright personalities, encourage teamwork and communication, and are looking for people who are just as passionate as us, to work on exciting new and existing innovative projects.
 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

- Developing and maintaining applications built with React Native.

- Collaborating and communicating with a range of departments, including concept artists/designers, on implementing app features.

- Accurate timeline estimation and task breakdowns

- Contributing to the development and support of existing and new applications
 

 

Required Skills:

 

- 2+ years of professional experience in either Full Stack, Front End or React Native development with relevant app portfolio

- Experience with Redux

- Excellent communication skills

- The ability to work both autonomously and in a team setting

- Commercial development experience or at least one shipped app
 

 

Desired Skills:

 

- Experience with iOS Development

- Experience with Android Development

- Developed own tools & technology in your spare time
 

 

 

Technical Artist / Animator

 

Overview:

 

In this role, the Technical Artist will work closely with 3D art, Animation and Engineering teams to devise animation solutions and pipelines, create high-quality rigs for animators and assist in developing tools for 3D art/animation workflows. Strong analytical ability and planning skills will help the studio in developing pipelines and tools for the future to support a broad range of 3D and animation production.

 

Key Skills:

 

  • 3 years of game development experience

  • Expertise in Rigging and Skinning in Autodesk Maya with animation skills as a plus.

  • A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the process involved from the conceptual phase to implementation.

  • Demonstrated skills in programming/scripting. Python and/or Mel and C# scripting languages preferred.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Motivated and self-driven; complete tasks without intense supervision.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time with the ability to adapt quickly

  • Advanced level of knowledge with Unity

  • Experience with Houdini is not required but highly desirable.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate with the team on technical solutions to deliver the art vision and drive the visual fidelity of the game

  • Build-upon, create and maintain art pipelines, identifying and developing new tools and processes

  • Communicate effectively between art and code, providing guidelines, best practices and documentation for workflows etc.

  • Keep up to date with new technologies and techniques, current game development practices and utilise this effectively in game production

  • Work closely with Art/Animation lead while developing new tools, rigs and workflows for the art department.

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture.

 

 

3D Artist

 

Overview:

 

Playside Studios are seeking talented 3D artists to join our team. In this role, the 3D artist will work closely under the Art Lead and contribute high-quality assets, scenes, lighting and renders to projects. The 3D artist should be skilled in 3D modeling of game environments, props, and characters.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Conversion and interpretation of 2D concepts into textured 3d models

  • To provide exceptional visual quality on your projects to create a fun and engaging experience 

  • To learn and improve your skills in all areas of your field

  • To create efficient and performant assets to integrate with your titles.

  • Constant research & interpretation of the latest trends in game art.

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture.
     

 

Required Skills:

 

  • Examples of exceptional art quality in prior work

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and problem-solving capabilities

  • Advanced level of knowledge in Maya and Photoshop, Zbrush and Substance suite a plus.

  • Experience working in Unity and/or Unreal engine.

  • Able to work in multiple artistic styles.

  • Motivated and self-driven; complete tasks without intense supervision.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time with the ability to adapt quickly

  • Excellent levels of high and low polygon modeling

  • A good eye for detail, shapes, proportions, composition, colours and lighting
     

 

Desired Skills:

 

  • Experience using the Substance Suite

  • Experience in developing your own shaders and VFX in real-time engines.

  • Shipped console or mobile titles
     

 

Software Engineer

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing mobile game applications in C# within the Unity3D engine

  • Collaboration and communicate with game designers / artists on implementing features

  • Accurate timeline estimation and task breakdowns
     

 

Required Skills:

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  • 3+ years of professional experience in games programming

  • Experience with the Unity3D game engine

  • C#/C++ Programming

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self motivation / Ability to work autonomously

  • Experience with IOS / Android build pipelines

  • Completion or collaboration of multiple game titles
     

 

Desired Skills:

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  • Experience with multiplayer development

  • Experience with back-end services

  • Experience with VR or AR development

  • Developed own tools & technology or game titles in your spare time​
     

 

 

UI Artist

 

PlaySide is looking for a talented UI Artist to create amazing user experiences for our mobile and VR titles. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and playful design, possess superior UI skills, and have the ability to translate high-level requirements into coherent UI flow in order to create beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Create UX wireframes, storyboards, etc. to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.

  • Be able to implement ideas in-engine from whitebox prototype, all the way to polished final pass.

  • Work within the UI team and assist in defining the look / feel of key user-interfaces and styles, engaging in all aspects of the design process to ensure a fitting and consistent art style.

  • Present UI mock-ups and design solutions to the rest of the UI team.

  • Construct menu systems, buttons, and other necessary UI assets as well as integrate those assets, iterating directly within the game engine to achieve desired results.

  • Work with engineers and other team members in understanding functionality necessary for implementing various interface / interaction solutions.

  • Proactively engage in the collaborative process and provide feedback and suggestions to fellow team members.

  • Problem solve any visual issues that may arise throughout development.

 

Key Skills:

 

  • At least three or more years of experience in designing user-interfaces for games and/or other related software mediums.

  • Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio, showing an affinity toward casual/clean visuals

  • Experience working within Unity3D, with specific proficiency using Unity UI and Animation systems.

  • Moderate to high degree of experience within Photoshop.

  • Ability to work on a diverse range of styles.

  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.

  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies.

  • Experience with software development processes, and working within production deadlines.

  • Good verbal and written English skills.

  • Ability to clearly articulate reasoning behind design decisions.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge in C# scripting language.

  • Experience working within Unreal.

  • Experience developing for VR devices.

     

 

 

 

About PlaySide:

 

Formed in 2012 by Gerry Sakkas "PlaySide Studios" is a world renown video game developer located in Melbourne, Australia. Our company is lead by senior management, creatives and developers who have paved the way in AAA console and mobile development over the years.  We are pioneers in our field and with over 45 staff, and we’re still growing. We have a multitude of titles we’re working on, partnering with the worlds biggest Hollywood brands. PlaySide works closely on the forefront of technology, and develop for mobile, AR and VR.

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