Junior / intermediate programmer

Dinosaur Polo Club wants you!

We are an indie game development studio of four people nestled in that gem of a city, Wellington, New Zealand. We released our first game, Mini Metro, for desktop in 2015 and for mobile in 2016. It's been a huge success for us and since then we've been working to support it with feature updates and new maps. Recently, with the help of the New Zealand Film Commission, we started on our next title - a narrative puzzle game about relationships, immigration, and family trees.

Because our team is small, we all share a variety of responsibilities and value open communication. We know we have a lot to learn about this whole game-making thing so everyone's input helps to shape the direction we take. Regular one-on-one meetings make sure everyone's happy and identify little problems before they get to be big ones. Our collaboration and review processes are an important part of our workflow, and we always seek to better the way we do things. We don't have auteurs or rockstars, we're just nice people who happen to like making games.

And now we're ready to grow some more and would like another lovely game developer to come on board.

We're looking for a graduate, junior, or intermediate programmer to help implement gameplay systems and collaborate on game design. Hopefully that's you! We're always learning, and are looking for someone who will grow into this role, so we don't expect you to have previous experience shipping games. Alongside you will be two senior programmers acting as mentors to provide guidance and support. We're prepared to wait for the right candidate, so if you're studying now and graduating later this year we'd still love to hear from you!

The vision we have for Dinosaur Polo Club is a small studio of passionate and enthusiastic people working on concise, meaningful experiences. We can offer competitive salaries and believe in sustainable work practices so expect healthy training budgets, realistic work hours, no crunch, and a focus on personal growth and long-term professional goals. We are an inclusive studio and encourage flexible work hours to suit individual needs.

If you'd like to be a part of Dinosaur Polo Club, then please let us know by emailing The role is full-time and onsite in Wellington, New Zealand, and we are looking for someone with the right to work in New Zealand - either a New Zealand or Australian citizen or someone with a work visa. We also have a relocation allowance.

Grab that mallet and let's play!

Applications are being accepted until 5pm on Friday the 29th of September (NZT)