Senior Software Engineer

Product Development – Engineering /
Full-time /
Senior Software Engineer

Join us in developing next generation technologies on iOS!

At Procreate we're dedicated to making exceptional creative tools by combining beautiful user experiences with high performance engineering. Used by millions around the globe, Procreate is committed to placing more power in the hands of creatives.

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Product development team in Hobart. You'll be responsible for systems engineering across our engineering environment. Your experiences will allow you to work with a high degree of autonomy. Your work will be focused around creating custom solutions for unique problems.

The role.

This is a very broad role in which you'll take a top down approach to reviewing, analysing and improving our software development life cycle. You’ll need to have had experience working in small engineering teams with a high degree of autonomy and with significant responsibility for delivering custom solutions.

This role sits within the Engineering team and reports directly to Michael Shaw, our CTO. You'll collaborate with other engineers, designers, the Product Quality team, and our Executive.

What you'll do.

Developing custom software and solving complex technical problems. You’ll be responsible for managing and improving our system infrastructure. You’ll keep your finger on the pulse of relevant technological developments. This will ensure that we are modernising and operating consistently within industry best practice.  

Ensuring the highest levels of system and infrastructure availability. You'll design, develop and support software components across the entire engineering environment and tech stack. In doing so, you’ll Identify areas for improvement in the SDLC and design and implement solutions and fixes for those problems. Your work will provide practical long-term solutions for complex technical issues. 

Plan and develop product and features which align with product roadmap. You'll identify mission critical tasks and projects and optimise our software development life cycle to ensure that maintenance, testing, and delivering updates do not inhibit our long-term product roadmap. 

Demonstrate leadership. We’re a relatively small team that needs people that can hit the ground running and work autonomously in a rapidly changing engineering environment. You’ll exhibit leadership in the way you approach software development but also in your personal interactions and your ability to mentor more junior engineers.  


We’re looking for someone who is passionate about their craft. If you don’t see yourself in everything on this list don’t worry, even if you match just a few we’d still love to hear from you.

- Understanding of Apple’s Metal architecture  
- Deep familiarity with C, C++ in a commercial context 
- Interest and experience with low-level development 
- Algorithm development and background in mathematics
- Understanding of performance optimisation issues in low-latency, real-time applications
- Exposure to engine development preferably building from scratch of in-house proprietary engines
- Excellent communicator with the ability to build consensus and communicate priority and purpose  

Who we are.

One of the driving factors behind Procreate’s success is our close-knit teamwork. We believe the key to invention is the open flow of ideas and collaboration — revelling in the creative process and taking the time to hone our craft. Together we’re dedicated to building creative software that is powerful, accessible, and intuitive. We’re not afraid to rethink, iterate and persist until we genuinely believe in our work..

At Procreate we’re a rare breed of driven people from all over the world. Each of us brings something special to the table, through our unique backgrounds and experience. Every day we inspire each other to continue our relentless pursuit, passion, and hunger to produce the highest quality work, while remaining humble in our achievements.

Co-founded by James and Alanna Cuda in 2011, Procreate has remained independent and self-funded for over 10 years. Since its launch, Procreate has been loved by millions around the world, received two coveted Apple Design Awards, and been the best-selling app on iPad for the past six years running. In 2018, Procreate Pocket also received an iPhone app of the year award.

Role Benefits.

We invest in you 
Every employee at Procreate receives an individual training budget to help them grow personally and professionally. And because transparency matters, the whole company is included in the coming year’s plans and strategies at our annual off-site company meet.

Time to reset, recharge and look after yourself
Australia already has some of the most generous annual leave provisions in the world at a mandated 4 weeks per year. We also offer you extended parental leave, an extra 5 Mental Health Days per year, plus an Employee Assistance Program open to you and your family members.

Everything you need to do your best work
We’ll provide you with all the hardware and software you need, including a fully adjustable desk set up for your way of working. But it’s the personalised professional support, and growth and development opportunities we think will really help you fly.

We want to hear from you!

Our recruitment process is made to provide you with opportunities for you to show us what you're capable of, instead of assessing you solely on your CV. Regardless of whether you meet all the experiences listed, we’d love to hear about how you see yourself contributing to Procreate in this role.

Please note, we do not operate remote or hybrid models. We're looking for full-time and on-site employees for our Hobart office.

Apply now to be considered for the role!

$90,000 - $120,000 a year