Generalist Programmer

Join Big Ant Studios as a Generalist Programmer and be part of making some of console and mobiles’ biggest sports titles from our centrally located Melbourne studio.

You will be working on cutting-edge engine technology, building user interfaces that complement the gameplay visuals and experience. You will work within a small, collaborative team where you will have the opportunity to help shape our future titles.

We encourage applications and enquiries from women and underrepresented developers.

The job:

  • Designing and implementing new systems, while improving existing systems in C++
  • Self-managing programming task schedule updates and coordinating with the production team
  • Bug fixing and maintaining the existing Big Ant Engine code base
  • Analysing and fixing common problems in a game engine such as load times, memory usage, and performance problems

You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • Very good understanding of C++
  • Experience in software programming, ideally in the video game industry or any other relevant experience.
  • Basic knowledge of engine or middleware and associated pipeline
  • Passionate about playing and making games
  • Basic knowledge of debugging tools
  • Familiar with basic speed and memory considerations
  • Familiar with optimisation principles
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility in organising work
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to quickly learn to use new tools
  • Work well with designers and artists to implement the vision of the game
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Bonus points:

  • Experience on the current generation of consoles (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Experience with scripting languages (Lua, Python)
  • Good debugging skills

The company:

Big Ant Studios is one of the  oldest and largest game developers in Australia.  Based in City Road, Southbank, we develop premium character action, racing, and sports content for multiple platforms.

Benefits:

Big Ant offers a central location, an experienced team and perks include daily lunches, beer and pizza Fridays and professional development support.



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