RocketWerkz Studios Ltd - Mathematician Programmer
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Mathematician Programmer

  • Auckland, New Zealand
NZ$80,000 - NZ$150,000 per yearTech team

Job description

RocketWerkz is an ambitious video games studio based on Auckland’s waterfront in New Zealand. Founded by Dean Hall, creator of hit survival game DayZ, we are independently-run but have the backing of one of the world's largest games companies. Our two major games currently out on Steam are Icarus and Stationeers, with other projects in development.

We typically make complex, simulation-heavy sandbox PC games. We're looking for someone to apply their mathematics knowledge and problem-solving skills to optimize our simulations, algorithms and code. 

You would act as a R&D consultant supporting programmers working on varied projects, analyzing problems and recommending new solutions. Programming experience is useful, but not mandatory. Our challenges typically include physics simulation, computer graphics rendering, simulations, pattern recognition, parallel processing, GPU/CPU architecture, data structures, and networking - at scale and in real-time. We are open-minded about what branches of mathematics, applied mathematics or computer science could solve these problems.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with tools and game programmers who use a range of programming languages 
  • Understand the intent of systems, identify bottlenecks, develop performance tests 
  • Recommend new solutions, algorithms to improve performance
  • Research and identify relevant academic and industry literature
  • Possibly contribute your solutions and algorithms to the software projects as a programmer
  • Understand and contribute to the project as a whole
  • Manage your own workload and work hours in consultation with the wider team

Job requirements

What we look for in our ideal candidate:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Mathematics (or possibly Computer Science or Physics)
  • Programming experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills 

As a bonus we also look for:

  • C++ and/or C# programming experience
  • Game development or computer graphics industry experience
  • A love of simulations and simulation-like PC games
  • Aerospace experience or passion

The position is full-time, permanent and based in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. We have a no crunch culture, generous leave policies, amazing office views and flexible working. Assistance is provided for relocation & support for obtaining a visa. 

We highly value diversity. Regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or any other aspect of your culture or identity, you have an important role to play in our team.

  • Auckland, New Zealand
NZ$80,000 - NZ$150,000 per year
Tech team