636 day(s) ago

Senior Server Engineer vacancy at Hipstare Whale

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time

Hipstare Whale

Australia, Melbourne
Hipster Whale is an entirely independent Melbourne based studio, founded in 2014. Hipster Whale’s first release, Crossy Road, was a viral success and has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times. Hipster Whale continues to make bright and funny games with broad appeal.

Hipster Whale released PAC-MAN 256 with Bandai Namco in 2015, Disney Crossy Road in 2016 with Disney, Piffle in 2018 with Mighty Games, and most recently Crossy Road Castle in 2020.


We’re looking for somebody to help us create and maintain an online infrastructure that supports millions of concurrent players in a secure, stable, highly performant and reliable manner. You’ll be using a wide combination of the latest AWS, Google Cloud and web technologies (Lambda/Cloud Functions using C# and Java, Node.js, Terraform/Serverless, Cognito/Firebase, DynamoDB/Bigtable, Docker/Kubernetes etc) to allow us to dynamically scale a fleet of containerized, .NET Core based game servers. Perhaps you already have experience with many of these technologies, or perhaps you've got a proven track record in taking on similarly complex challenges.

Ideally, you’ll be Melbourne based and already hold a Visa allowing you to work in Australia. We’ll consider a remote position for the right candidate, if you’re willing to be available with crossover during Australian business hours.


Strong programming and debugging skills in C# or C++
Computer Science degree or demonstrably equivalent skills
Comfort with multi-threaded programming and scalable, distributed systems
Skills in, or willingness to learn Java and Type
Experience with networked systems

Skills considered as a good plus

Experience with a wide range of AWS, Google Cloud or Azure technologies
Comfort and experience with programming for the web
Track record of having worked on critical infrastructure at scale
Experience in adapting to new technologies
Strong linear algebra and 3D math skills
Demos and code samples are always fantastic to see
Experience as a full stack developer using AWS or Google Cloud
Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
Experience with serverless, infrastructure as code
Comfort or familiarity with Unity

Perks & Benefits

We offer flexible working conditions, a lovely light-filled office right near Flinders Street Station (don’t worry, we also have blinds if darkness is more your thing), and training and development opportunities. Team happiness and fulfillment is essential for our business to be successful, and we know that means a respectful work/life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diverse applications.

If you can tick most of the requirements for a role but not all, please do contact us. We are always interested to see candidates who could grow into an advertised role. Don't let the list of attributes scare you off if you feel a role is really you.

How to apply?

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, as well as a CV outlining your experience to: jobs@hipsterwhale.com with [POSITION TITLE - YOUR NAME] in the subject.

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