We’re looking for Game Programmers

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Robot Circus is currently looking for mid to senior programmers to join our team.

We have a number of exciting projects in production, including a 3D turn-based sci-fi tactics game for PC, and a number of innovative, new games for mobile devices. We’re looking for enthusiastic developers to join us at our studio in Carlton, Melbourne.

The positions are full time, for a fixed period of 6-12 month. (The duration depends on the project, and there is potential for the positions to become permanent.)

Position: Mid-Senior Game Programmer

Duration: Full time, 6-12 months (depending on project)

Location: Carlton, Melbourne

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working on various areas of the game, including:
    • Prototyping new game play
    • Creating/Refining on game levels
    • Working on character attacks and abilities
    • Developing new game systems
    • Creating UI that comes to life
  • Write reliable and maintainable code
  • Work with designers, artists and other programmers to build game features
  • Reporting progress on tasks, and estimating time needed for new tasks
  • Communicating with other team members
  • Contributing to game design and helping to make the game the best it can be


  • Proficient developing with Unity and C#
  • Ability to design and write clean, maintainable code
  • Proficient with using source control software
  • Experience completing and shipping projects
  • Able to work independently and manage their own time
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Strong sense of what makes a game fun and polished
  • Passion for making fun games


  • Experience developing for PC
  • Experience developing for Android
  • Experience with creating new game play mechanics
  • Experience with visual effects, juice and bling
  • Experience with shader programming
  • Experience with developing multiplayer gameplay
  • Experience optimising code for mobile devices

Salary: Negotiable, based on experience and skill set

To Apply: Send your cover letter and CV to jobs@robot-circus.com

About Robot Circus:

Robot Circus is an independent games development studio based in Carlton.

Small but prolific, the studio was founded in 2012 with a goal to make quality, innovative gaming experiences. Since opening our doors, we have developed over 20 titles, including a mix of entertaining and serious, casual and core games.

Robot Circus is known for our award-winning work in the educational space, and also for our Puzzle-RPG, Ticket To Earth, which has received critical acclaim and won a number of awards including an Australian Game Developer Award, and first place at the Game Development World Championship.

We love telling stories, and we’re passionate about games! We pride ourselves on adding the spark that makes each of our games special, and strive to create game experiences that make the world a little bit brighter.

We’ve got a nice place to work in the CBD, Come join us!