We are one of Australia's largest game development companies in Melbourne and we are looking for a highly skilled Lead C++ Engineer to join our talented team in developing a game for PC. We’re looking for an individual that has very strong gameplay programming skills and leadership skills to manage a team of C++ engineers on the Age of Darkness: Final Stand project. You’ll join a collaborative team of experienced and highly skilled engineers who will work together to deliver a truly epic game.

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 an emerging game.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the team of engineers in delivering Age of Darkness: Final Stand.

  • Work with the production team on the project with development and planning.

  • Mentor and motivate other engineers in coding and gameplay system development.

  • Design, develop, modify, implement, debug game features.

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

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

  • Deliver flexible, performant and well designed code for the project.

What You Bring To The Role

  • Experience working in the games industry.

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

  • Shipped at least 1-2 major projects as a lead gameplay engineer.

  • Strong task and schedule management skills.

  • Great communication skills and enjoys working with peers from art, animation, and audio teams.

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

  • A tertiary degree or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field.

  • Multiplayer and multithreading knowledge.

  • Outstanding C/C++ development and optimisation skills.

  • Excellent understanding of software design techniques.

  • Strong knowledge of performance/optimisation in both memory and processors (GPU & CPU).

  • Unreal Engine experience.

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