Game Programmer - UE5

Technical · Auckland, New Zealand
Department Technical
Employment Type Full-Time/Relocation Package/Remote Contract
Minimum Experience Experienced


Although we’d prefer a candidate to be located in New Zealand, we do offer various options, which include:

1. A relocation package to Auckland, New Zealand is available to the suitable candidate along with additional benefits, incl equity package.
2. If you are already living in Australia/New Zealand, we can offer you a permanent contract and remote work, incl equity package.
3. If you are interested in a full-time remote position in any other country outside of Australia/New Zealand, we can offer you a remote contract.


Hashbane Interactive is expanding and looking for experienced Senior Game Programmers to join our growing programming team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the executive team and an equity package is on the table.

You should have experience working with Unreal Engine 5 to develop and implement enhanced gameplay and mechanics, creating immersive and compelling experiences, debugging, bug fixing and performance optimization. You should be comfortable completing tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent good quality standard (clean, efficient, readable and maintainable code) and a passion for making great player experiences. You will be coordinating tasks with the Director and other Programmers based on the current roadmap and elaborating technical solutions to colleagues in engineering, design, and art teams.


  • Expert in C++ - you’ve worked in the games industry with C++ for 5+ years, and contributed to shipped games on PC, console or mobile
  • Leadership – you are comfortable taking responsibility for understanding the technical requirements for the game and co-ordinating the programming effort in order to meet them
  • Great Communicator - you can talk about your work. You’ll be as comfortable specifying a task with designers and collaborating on a shared codebase with engineers as you are taking feedback from directors and producers
  • Practical - sometimes a rapid prototype is needed to quickly test an idea. Other times a mission-critical system needs detailed planning and consultation.  You have an instinct for what level of engineering is needed, and you can work efficiently at any level
  • Passion for Games - you’ve probably been playing games forever. You understand an engaging player experience and are confident reproducing it in code


  • Wide Range of Experience.  Knowledge of multiple game systems and their potential advantages and pitfalls.  Experience with at least one game engine and associated tools
  • Knowledge of animation systems.  Using blend trees, state machines and procedural systems to create believable human performances in software
  • Experience shipping games on console or PC.  Detailed knowledge of SDK and technical requirements of Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One or high-end Windows PC
  • Fluency in English. Spoken and written


  • Affinity for dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures
  • Experience in the Action-Adventure genre
  • Exploding with ideas


We are an equal opportunity employer. Equality, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) is a crucial and permanent part of our business strategy. To help us ensure a fully equal, diverse, and inclusive working environment, we carry out anonymised screening to mitigate unconscious bias from the start.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Hashbane Interactive is an independent studio developing our breakout title Instinction, a prehistoric action-adventure set in modern times for PC and console. We're a team passionate about developing the best games possible in a creative and respectful environment, our teams have the freedom to contribute and develop both professionally and personally. We strongly support an open and inclusive work environment where everybody is valued and treated equally and with respect.

We offer flexible working arrangements so you can focus on what you do best and enjoy. We all have shared values, we believe that trust, talent, and experience help us navigate troubled waters, and steer clear of egos. Our team works at their fullest potential and will encourage and support you to do the same.

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  • Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time/Relocation Package/Remote Contract
  • Minimum Experience