Game and Simulation Research Programmer

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 16 August 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • RMIT City Campus
  • Compelling Research Project Autonomous Combat Warrior Program
  • Academic Level A/B + 17% Super
  • Full-Time, Fixed term to October 2021

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design, and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education, and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions, and connect with each other.

About the College/ Role

The School of Science is one of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real-life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda.

The teaching programs of the Computer Science disciplines cover a wide array of pertinent areas including programming languages and methodology, software engineering, computer architecture, systems analysis and design, the theory of computation, database systems, games and graphics, artificial intelligence, data communications and networks, operating systems, web-based computing, search engines, and computer and network security. Research strengths of the Computer Science disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Distributed Systems and Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Computer Science Education.

Game and Simulation Research Programmer:

We have another opportunity supporting the research aims of the Collaborative project between RMIT and Rheinmetall Defence Australia titled "Autonomous Combat Warrior Program". This a very exciting and fast-paced project to be a part of.

The research aims are twofold: developing a physically accurate, virtual environment, able to simulate the function and performance of RDAs autonomous vehicles and related systems, in a range of environmental terrains and variable tactical military scenarios, and the testing, training and evaluating of them.

In this role, you will contribute to the development of research prototypes and preparation of research and development papers for publication. You will engage with and supervise students at various levels whilst keeping abreast of international research trends and outcomes.

About you

  • Demonstrated Industry or research experience in the games and/or simulation field, particularly using industry-grade tools (e.g., Unity, Unreal or AirSim)
  • Strong software engineering experience applied to games and simulation tools, including mastering key programming languages (e.g., C/C++, C#), and an ability to work in teams using collaboration tools
  • Industry or research experience in building UI/UX for games and simulation tools and in Procedural Content Generation algorithms


  • Industry experience with a minimum of 3 years is highly desirable.
  • A Ph.D. is not mandatory for an appointment at Level A. However, it is required for a Level B appointment.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences, and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top-five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa- a "commitment to share" - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. For enquires about this role, you may contact Associate Professor Fabio Zambetta at

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

Applications close Sunday, 16th August 2020.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child-safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.