Generalist Engineer | New Zealand

Engineering Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand


The Generalist Engineer is responsible for building great code. As an Engineer at Blind Squirrel Games, you will work as part of a small team to solve tough technical challenges in a high energy environment with experienced industry leaders and a highly collaborative team.  

You will design, implement, and test as part of the development team. 

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. Create high-performance, robust, maintainable code in a cross-platform environment 
  2. Evaluate existing technology architectures 
  3. Extend existing systems to meet long-term needs of ongoing development 
  4. Work with external development partners 
  5. Adhere to team coding standards and practice 
  6. Required to work independently and report to a manager 
  7. Other duties may be assigned to accomplish company or department objectives 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent professional experience 
  • 1+ year professional experience as a programmer 
  • 1+ year of professional or independent video game experience 

Preferred Skills

  • Fluent in C/C++ 
  • Solid understanding of multi-threaded programming 
  • Effective communicator in a team-oriented environment 
  • Experience with the current PC development process 


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