We are currently hiring for all roles.

If you are interested, please contact us.

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

Customer Support:

Based in Henderson, 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.

You will need to:
  • 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 extensive experience with Path of Exile and other online games.
You must have your own transport. Please only apply if you currently live in Auckland.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Web Developer:

Based in Henderson, 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.

  • PHP MVC framework experience. Zend Framework highly preferred.
  • Front-end JavaScript experience.
  • Database design, preferably PostgreSQL but not essential.
  • Experience with PHP ORMs, preferably Doctrine 2.
  • Experience with Linux and command-line tools.
  • Bonus: experience with SASS, API design, payment systems, RequireJS, nginx, memcached, JavaScript frameworks.

Please submit your CV, cover letter and a zip file of sample code.
Job Status: Full-Time
Location: Henderson, Auckland

Visual Effects Artist:

Grinding Gear Games is looking for an effects artist to create evocative visual effects in the 'dark and gritty' 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 color, texture, timing and impact as relates to FX and demonstrates an ability to sketch and storyboard to convey design ideas.


  • Experience with creating consistently 'dark and gritty' FX using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game FX systems.
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, color, 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.
  • Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback.
  • Passion for creating 'dark and gritty' spells and microtransactions.
  • A passion for games
  • Bonus: Experience creating real-time, in-game VFX for a variety of platforms from desktop to mobile. Previous game production experience.

Portfolio, and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required.
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.
Job Status: Full-Time
Location: Henderson, Auckland