We are currently looking to hire people for the following positions. If you are interested, please contact us.

Level Designer:

Based in Titirangi, West Auckland, Grinding Gear Games is searching for a level designer to work on the online Action RPG Path of Exile.

This role involves:
  • Designing and creating areas and scenes for Path of Exile.
  • Working with our random terrain generator.
  • Working with 3D art.
  • Collaborate with programmers, artists and game designers.
  • Communicate with production to ensure appropriate and effective scheduling.

This role requires:
  • 2+ years of professional game industry experience.
  • Must be able to provide samples of level design and art work.
  • Experience using Maya or very proficient in a similar 3D modeling tool.
  • Modeling and texturing skills optimized for games.
  • Technical ability with games and game tools.
  • Visual design sensibility.
  • Able to communicate well in English, both written and verbally.
  • Passion for creating video games.
  • Scripting experience is a plus.


Customer Support:

Based in Titirangi, West Auckland, Grinding Gear Games is searching for full-time Support Staff to handle a wide variety of customer service-related tasks.

This role involves:
  • Moderating in-game chat and our forums.
  • Assisting customers via email and private messages.

This role requires:
  • Have exceptional communication skills.
  • Be highly organised and hard working
  • Have the ability to multitask and prioritise work when required
  • Have excellent computer and technical skills
  • Be seeking a long term position
  • Have previous Customer Service experience
  • Have an interest in Path of Exile and other online games
Please do not apply for the customer support role if you do not already have a New Zealand Work Visa!


Texture Artist:

Based in Titirangi, West Auckland, Grinding Gear Games is searching for full-time Texture Artist to help create the best visually creative work in the games industry.

Responsibilities:
  • Painting and photo manipulation to create realistic environment and character textures and relevant maps.
  • Working collaboratively with other artists
  • Working closely with the art lead to ensure consistency and quality

Qualifications:
  • 3 years of texturing experience in the games industry.
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop and normal map generating programs like NDO or Crazybump.
  • Knowledge of Maya, Photoshop and UVLayout.
  • A strong creative eye and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Able to communicate well in English, both written and verbally.
  • Experience with zbrush is an advantage.
  • Experience with AAA games is an advantage.
  • Experience with graphic design is an advantage.


Web Developer:

Based in Titirangi, West Auckland, Grinding Gear Games is searching for full-time Web Developer to help our current team.

We're looking for a strong PHP programmer to join our web team and to work on:
  • Ongoing maintenance of the www.pathofexile.com site.
  • Adding additional payment methods and other features.
  • Further website-game integration.

Qualifications:
  • PHP MVC framework experience. Preferably Zend Framework but not essential.
  • Javascript experience. jQuery.
  • Database design, preferably PostgreSQL but not essential.
  • Experience with linux highly desired.
  • Bonus: experience with Doctrine 2, Compass, Sass, API design, RequireJS, nginx, memcached, client side technologies such as backbone.js.
Please submit your CV, cover letter and a zip file of sample code.