Lead Generalist Engineer | New Zealand

Engineering Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand


Blind Squirrel Games is seeking a Lead Generalist Engineer to utilize their extensive knowledge and skills to offer support where the team needs it most. You would make a great addition to our team if you enjoy the challenge of adapting your skillset to thrive in existing yet constantly evolving code bases.

This is a full-time hybrid position available to Auckland, New Zealand residents only to work based out of our Auckland studio at least two days a week with the option to work remotely for the remainder of the week.

  1. Deploy, evaluate performance, optimize and test software on PC and console platforms
  2. Create high-performance, robust, maintainable code in a cross-platform environment
  3. Drive the evaluation and documentation of existing technology and engines
  4. Adapt engineering solutions to utilize the latest console APIs
  5. Teach and mentor junior and mid-level engineers on relevant best practices and modern technologies
  6. Other duties may be assigned to accomplish company or department objectives

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience working as a professional programmer
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years professional video game industry experience preferred

Preferred Skills
  • Fluent in C/C++
  • Solid understanding of multi-threaded programming
  • Proven ability to collaborate, coordinate, communicate and support other team members
  • Strong knowledge in software engineering/architecture and design patterns
  • Creative, motivated, focused, passionate, results-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to write efficient, clean, readable, portable, and reliable code
  • Strong 3D skills and low-level engine experience


  • UE 4 or 5 experience 
  • Mobile experience 
  • Working with Xbox development kits  
  • Native Android Development / Java 
  • A passion for video games and game development