We are currently hiring for all roles.

If you are interested, please contact us.

Additionally we are actively looking to hire people for the following positions.

Grinding Gear Games is looking to hire VFX artists and C++ Engine Programmers to support the development of Path of Exile and Path of Exile 2 in our office in Auckland, New Zealand.

We’re offering relocation assistance for the right candidates. These are full-time roles in Henderson, Auckland. Please only apply if you currently reside in New Zealand/Auckland or are willing to relocate. We can assist with applying for work visas for these roles.

To apply for a role, please email your resume, portfolio/code samples and a cover letter to [email protected] with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.

VFX Artist - Games

We’re after experienced VFX artists to create evocative visual effects in the dark and gritty game Path of Exile. You will develop real-time effects from concept to implementation and work to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of colour, texture, timing, and impact as relates to VFX and demonstrates an ability to sketch and storyboard to convey design ideas.
We are seeking someone with:
  • Three years of experience creating VFX for games
  • Experience creating real-time game effects in a wide range of software
  • A superior eye for lighting, value, colour, details, and the ability to use them in creating efficient and impactful visual effects
  • Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
  • A positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback
  • Passion for creating dark and gritty spells and microtransactions

Portfolio, and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required.
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.

C++ Engine Programmer

We’re looking for C++ Engine Programmers to work on our in-house engine and tools. Our engine is specific to Path of Exile and attempts to solve the problems uniquely generated by the dynamic gameplay that we support while taking advantage of the opportunities granted by our fixed camera perspective.
We are seeking someone with:
  • Extremely strong knowledge of modern C++
  • Extremely strong knowledge of at least one modern graphics API
  • Three or more years of engine development or graphics programming experience
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent

C++ code samples required.
Must be willing to complete a technical interview if requested to do so.

Web Developer

We are looking for a full stack Web Developer to join the Path of Exile development team.
We are seeking someone with:
  • Experience with PHP MVC / ORM frameworks (preferably Zend Framework / Laminas / Doctrine).
  • Front-end JavaScript and CSS / SASS experience.
  • One year of commercial Web Developer experience.

Experience with the following is a bonus:
  • Linux and command-line tools
  • SQL
  • API design
  • Payment Systems
  • RequireJS
  • Nginx
  • Redis
  • Path of Exile

Customer Support

We are looking for full time Customer Support staff to handle a wide variety of customer service-related tasks.
We are seeking someone with:
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise work when required
  • Excellent computer and technical skills
  • Experience with online games

Please only apply if you currently reside in New Zealand or Australia and are either a New Zealand Citizen, Resident or Australian Citizen.