Graphics Engineer

  • Team: Engineering
  • Position type: Full-time
  • Position Location: Hobart
  • Workplace Type: onsite

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 are looking for a Senior Graphics Engineer to join our team here in Hobart. You’ll join our rendering team building the next generation rendering and painting engine that drives the future of Procreate product and develop custom GPU technologies for the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS.

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. In 2023, an all new animation app Procreate Dreams was released.


The role.

This role sits within the Product team and reports directly to the CTO, Michael Shaw. You’ll work directly with all members of the Product team, the CPO and CEO as well as members of the Product Care department.

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 Doona 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.

What you'll do.

  • Refining our graphics pipeline
  • Contribute towards and refine our mission critical engine architecture
  • Allocate resources and solve performance issues in novel and creative ways
  • Develop next generation software that pushes the hardware to its limits in low-latency, real-time systems
  • Work with our product designers, product owner and other engineers to deliver industry-leading graphics experiences and functionality to our growing global user base
  • Extracting as much performance out of the hardware as possible. Your experiences in development for consoles or mobile devices will set you up for success in our engineering environment


  • CPU/GPU optimisation and debugging 
  • Familiarity with Apple’s Metal architecture  
  • Expert/specialist in C, C++, low-level programming 
  • Tool-based approach to profiling and debugging (RenderDoc) 
  • Understanding of a range of design patterns and data structures. 
  • Experience with relevant modern graphics APIs (Vulkan, Metal, DirectX11)  
  • Deep involvement with rendering pipeline development in a r- elated domain 
  • Mathematical background and familiarity with linear algebra and trigonometry

In 1-3 months, you will...

  • Familiarise yourself with our team structure and workflows
  • Complete the Procreate onboarding process and get to know your colleagues
  • Build an understanding of our product development practices, processes and frameworks
  • Begin to develop relationships with key stakeholders, team leaders and members of the executive team

In 3-6 months, you will...

  • Take ownership of your first initiatives
  • Provide support to our graphic engines
  • Prepare and support the execution of core graphics features
  • Establish relationships with inter-departmental key stakeholders

In 6-12 months, you will...

  • Become familiar with Procreate's creative product portfolio
  • Become an integral and contributing part of our graphics team
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. 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!