Senior Server Engineer

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January 4, 2021
Full Time

We’re looking for somebody to help us create and maintain an online infrastructure that supports millions of concurrent players in a secure, stable, highly performant and reliable manner. You’ll be using a wide combination of the latest AWS, Google Cloud and web technologies (Lambda/Cloud Functions using C# and JavaScript, Node.js, Terraform/Serverless, Cognito/Firebase, DynamoDB/Bigtable, Docker/Kubernetes etc) to allow us to dynamically scale a fleet of containerized, .NET Core based game servers. Perhaps you already have experience with many of these technologies, or perhaps you've got a proven track record in taking on similarly complex challenges.

Ideally, you’ll be Melbourne based and already hold a Visa allowing you to work in Australia. We’ll consider a remote position for the right candidate, if you’re willing to be available with crossover during Australian business hours.


  • Strong programming and debugging skills in C# or C++
  • Computer Science degree or demonstrably equivalent skills
  • Comfort with multi-threaded programming and scalable, distributed systems
  • Skills in, or willingness to learn JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Experience with networked systems


  • Experience with a wide range of AWS, Google Cloud or Azure technologies
  • Comfort and experience with programming for the web
  • Track record of having worked on critical infrastructure at scale
  • Experience in adapting to new technologies
  • Strong linear algebra and 3D math skills
  • Demos and code samples are always fantastic to see
  • Experience as a full stack developer using AWS or Google Cloud
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with serverless, infrastructure as code
  • Comfort or familiarity with Unity


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: with [POSITION TITLE - YOUR NAME] in the subject.

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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.


Bring your friends and see how far you can get in this endless spinning tower of arcade fun! Keep climbing as high as you can. Every run is different.

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