Software Engineer

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January 4, 2021
Full Time

We're looking to add a mid/senior engineer to our highly experienced, professional, and pragmatic engineering team. Our engineers all have a love of games and contribute both creatively as well as technically to our projects. This is a full time position, based in Melbourne, however a remote position may be considered for the right candidate.

In this role, you'll be using C# and Unity to work with a small in-house development team on our massive viral hit, Crossy Road. You’ll have the opportunity (and bragging rights) to contribute to our flagship game which is enjoyed by millions of players globally. You'll create new content for regular updates, as well as maintain the project to preserve compliance with various platforms and devices.


  • You’re an experienced cross-platform games engineer, having worked on several published titles and contributed to their ongoing maintenance
  • You enjoy the challenge of learning and improving an established codebase
  • You work well independently and can set 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 Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores
  • 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: with [POSITION TITLE - YOUR NAME] in the subject.

Applications close Friday, 15 January 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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