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Games Programmer

Job Position
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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


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.


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