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Latest Positions 7-March-2014

Contract Engine Programmers.

We are about to start a new AAA Next-Gen title in April 2014, and are looking to fill one position. We are interviewing immediately:

  • Reports to the project Producer.

General Duties:

  • Work closely with producers, game designers and artists to implement a next-generation game
  • Implementing, optimizing and maintaining core game engine systems
  • Modify, enhance and maintain asset pipelines and tools
  • Staying up-to-date with new technologies and architectures
  • Follow Straight Right's standards and best practices
  • Assist and mentor other programmers in your areas of expertise

Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Excellent C++ programming skills
  • Familiarity with large-scale C++ project development
  • Good grasp of and experience writing in assembler dialects (e.g. MIPS, PowerPC, X86)
  • Experience writing in shader languages (e.g. GLSL, HLSL)
  • Good familiarity with engine architectures
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to write clear, robust, maintainable code
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A genuine enthusiasm and passion for the games industry


  • Nintendo Wii or Wii U development experience
  • 3 years' professional software development experience
  • Experience with code optimization and profiling tools (i.e. VTune, PIX)
  • C# and/or a scripting language (e.g. Python)
  • Experience interfacing with 3D art applications (e.g. Maya)
  • A degree in a course such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics preferred. Self taught applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of competency with game related demo code

Must be eligible to work in Australia (we cannot sponsor working visas).

Please email with your CV attached, and include the words ‘Engine Mar 2014’ in the subject line of your email.

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