Mid-Senior Software Engineer

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February 18, 2021

Hipster Whale is looking for a mid/senior software engineer with experience developing mobile games in Unity to help us port our existing IP to new platforms.

You’ll be responsible for implementing platform specific functionality, while managing performance and platform compliance requirements to deliver a high quality gaming experience.

This is a 6 month full-time role and can be done remotely within Australia.


  • You’re an experienced cross-platform games engineer, having worked on several published titles
  • You have experience porting games to various platforms
  • You enjoy the challenge of learning and improving an established codebase
  • You work well independently and are able to set your milestones, while still being an excellent team player


  • A portfolio of shipped titles on a variety of platforms
  • 4+ years experience as a programmer in commercial studios
  • Experience with Unity game engine
  • Solid skills in C# with ability to write clean, modular and maintainable code
  • A good sense of "game feel" and how to get the most out of a simple or limited control scheme
  • Must be legally able to work in Australia


  • Lifecycle experience publishing and optimising titles for various platforms
  • Experience with the Nintendo Switch platform highly desirable
  • Demonstrable skills or interest in game design, art, UX or other cross-disciplines
  • Strong linear algebra and 3D math skills
  • Demos and code samples are always fantastic to see


We offer flexible working conditions, a lovely light-filled office right near Flinders Street Station (don’t worry, we also have blinds if darkness is more your thing), and training and development opportunities. Team happiness and fulfillment is essential for our business to be successful, and we know that means a respectful work/life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diverse applications.

If you can tick most of the requirements for a role but not all, please do contact us. We are always interested to see candidates who could grow into an advertised role. Don't let the list of attributes scare you off if you feel a role is really you.


Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, as well as a CV outlining your experience to: jobs@hipsterwhale.com with [POSITION TITLE - YOUR NAME] in the subject.

Applications close Friday, 5 March 2021

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Hipster Whale is an entirely independent Melbourne based studio, founded in 2014. Hipster Whale’s first release, Crossy Road, was a viral success and has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times. Hipster Whale continues to make bright and funny games with broad appeal.

Hipster Whale released PAC-MAN 256 with Bandai Namco in 2015, Disney Crossy Road in 2016 with Disney, Piffle in 2018 with Mighty Games, and most recently Crossy Road Castle in 2020.


Crossy Road is the 8-bit endless arcade hopper that started it all. Collect custom characters and navigate freeways, railroads, rivers and much more. Join over 200 MILLION players worldwide and experience Hipster Whale's massive viral #1 hit!

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