Senior PS3 Engine Programmer for THQ Studio Australia



THQ Studio Australia, based in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia, is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Founded in January 2003 as part of THQ Inc., THQ Studio Australia now employs more than 80 talented staff developing on all major console platforms, including Microsoft Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. An opportunity exists for a talented Senior PS3 Engine Programmer to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to work on defining the tools and technology for the company’s PS3 games.

Development of tools and technology in the support of game development teams.
Research and development of new technologies for Playstation 3.
Development of reusable systems architecture.
Support and maintenance of tools.
Design and implementation of game content pipelines.
Training and tuition of developers in the use of tools and technology.

Expert knowledge of the Sony PS3 hardware platform, development tools & instruction set.
Strong C/C++.
Specialist knowledge in at least one area of engine systems programming.
Experience with defining tools and content generation pipelines for at least three games.
A strong documentation ethic.
Ability to train and mentor content creators regarding developed technology.
Provide  training, guidance and leadership to less experienced employees and oversee or review their work.
Be able to identify multiple solutions to complex problems and recommend the most effective course of action.
Ability to work autonomously and within a team to produce quality results to a defined schedule.

Experience working with shader languages (HLSL, Cg).
Experience writing model exporters, explorer extensions, MFC.
Experience generating platform specific assets for next-generation console hardware.
Experience with network engine programming.
Experience working with Maya and MEL scripting.
Experience with Edge

What more can we offer?
Friendly, creative and fun work environment
Annual performance & salary reviews
Project bonuses
Additional annual leave, paid paternity and maternity leave
RSU new hire grant & discounted share programs
Income protection insurance
Working visa and relocation assistance
Friday drinks & regular social functions
Free fruit and espresso coffee
Games area, games library & discounted games
Supportive management team that encourages growth, learning and development