April Jobs Update

This is our Datascope jobs update for April 2020! As part of our service, we want to ensure that you are kept well informed about new career opportunities.  It is not tailored to anyone’s specific skills and will enable you to appreciate the wide picture. Most of the game studios we work with are still recruiting remotely and we are featuring jobs where a remote start is possible.

Have a look at our selection of games jobs…


  1. Jobs in Games
  2. One additional opportunity
  3. Jono’s Corner
  4. Training Manager Writes



Art & Animation

Senior 3D Artist, Mobile, London, £45,000 + Benefits + Relocation 
Our client, a diverse and friendly mobile game studio in the heart of London, are currently looking for a Senior 3D game artist who can create great environments, vehicles, buildings, and props, for new projects. If you want to work on great games in a positive environment, and live in one of Europe’s most exciting cities, do get in touch!
Contact: lucas@datascope.co.uk

VFX Artist (Contract), AAA, Midlands, £30,000 + Relocation and Benefits
This AAA games studio are currently in need of a VFX Artist who is talented in creating photorealistic visual effects, for their world renowned AAA game series. If you would like to propel your career into new heights by working on one of the most famous and respected console game series out there, do get in touch!
Contact: lucas@datascope.co.uk

Lead/Senior Character Artists, AAA, £DOE, Remote Start 
We have several openings at numerous studios throughout the UK and Europe for talented Character Artists. Get in touch if you are looking for a new role!
Contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Lead/Principal/ Senior Cinematic Animators, AAA, £DOE, Remote Start  
We are searching for a variety of industry-leading studios right now who are searching for experienced Cinematic Artists. Please get in touch if you’d like to hear more info.
Contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Technical Animator, South England, up to £60,000 – REMOTE START 
This amazing studio is now looking for talented Technical Animators who are skilled with character skinning and rigging and have great knowledge of Unreal Engine. They are based in the South of England and are offering visas and relocation assistance for the role.
Contact: madeleine@datascope.co.uk

Lead Animator, Europe, up to €70,000 – REMOTE START 
An incredible AAA studio is looking for a Lead Animator to join their team. They are looking for somebody great and knowledgeable of creature animation, who is also comfortable leading a small team.
Contact: madeleine@datascope.co.uk

Game Design

Senior Level Designer – Up to £55k – South UK 
A new level design role working with an award-winning studio in the south UK. This project is a very exciting new shooter game and we are looking for a level designer who has worked on titles from any platform, ideally you will have an interest in action games. Remote start possible.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Game Director – Sweden – AAA Console title – Salary DOE     
A great studio in Stockholm is looking for a Game Director to join them working on an incredible new AAA title at very early stages, you would be joining a lovely team. Potential to start remotely and then move to Sweden when possible.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Production and Product Management 

Senior/Executive Producer – Spain – Remote Working Initially 
Exciting opportunity for a Senior or Executive Producer to work on a BRAND NEW shooter project at an awesome AAA studio based in Spain
Contact: yasmin@datascope.co.uk

Production Manager – North, UK – Remote Working Initially 
Amazing opportunity for a Production Manager to join a highly successful studio in the North of the UK to oversee the execution of the production function on assigned projects.
Contact: yasmin@datascope.co.uk

Sales, Analytics & Marketing

Brand Manager – Midlands/North UK 
A highly exciting gaming studio who are home to some fantastic franchises who are now growing the team with a new exciting brand manager to join them.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

Head of Performance Marketing – Stockholm Sweden
This is a highly exciting opportunity where you will be tasked with creating a brand new performance marketing team for a highly exciting new gaming studio who are working on a fantastic new coop F2P game.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk


UE4 Developer – Benelux – €50,000  
With a legacy in the making, this titan of the industry has shaped the gaming industry into what we know today. They consistently look to push the boundaries. They’re in need of a creative UE4 Developer, for this studio, to help their constant development.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

UI Programmer – London – £55,000
With titles that have spanned decades, always innovating and always keeping their player base on their toes. This one of a kind studio have always at the forefront of cutting edge ideas. Looking for an experience UI programmer to join their team.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Graphics Programmer – Sweden – €60,000
Rapidly expanding game studio based in Sweden are looking for a Graphics Programmer to develop graphics features for an unannounced new title. Looking for someone with extensive experience working with C++ and graphics API.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Senior Tools Programmer – Scotland – £65,000
Thriving game studio in Scotland is looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to join their team and work on tools that will be used in the development for an upcoming title. Looking for someone with C++ and Tools development experience.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Technical Director (REMOTE), AAA Console, North of England, £90,000 – £120,000
AAA Console studio requires an experienced Technical Director to lead the technical department in this new IP currently in production. Basic salary starting at £90,000 + shares and benefits and remote working.
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

Senior Animation Programmer (REMOTE), AAA studio, Midlands, £65,000+
Well established AAA studio requires an experienced UE4 animation programmer to join the team on a remote basis. Salary pays £65,000 + 20% bonus annually and remote working benefits.
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – want to join our team?

Art Recruitment Consultant in Games, West End of London
Basic up to £30,000 DOE first year OTE £40,000

We are looking for a person with an appreciation of art to look after the recruitment of artists into the animation and games industry.
You should have:
•    Evidence of achievement
•    Evidence of ambition and desire to earn a high salary
In return, we provide extensive training, support for you to progress in your career and ultimately, the opportunity to build up and run your own specialist area of the business.

If you are interested, please contact malsara@datascope.co.uk with a current copy of your CV and a covering letter.


Jono’s Corner 

As gamers we’re better equipped than most to stay in our houses for prolonged periods of time. Getting lost in a brand-new title, trying to improve your rank in your game of choice or completing Skyrim for the 12th time, there’s no shortage of options for us. Quarantine came out of nowhere, though, and our lives have changed so dramatically and so quickly that sometimes it can be tough. I love gaming, but I also love going outside! In this vein, I asked the team what they’re most looking forward to after lockdown lifts: 

Socialising and pubs, webchats just aren’t as fun.

The travel to somewhere. The journey to seeing your favourite band play, the path to your favourite burger place in the city or the walk to the pub before the night out. The journey is where the anticipation builds.

Simple things like going and chilling in a café and reading. Also I am going to get soooo drunk and go out lots.

The flood of announcements that had to be put on hold due to the virus. Movie dates, game announcements, console launch dates etc.

I’m most looking to forward to having the option to leave London, not necessarily even abroad, but I would love a country walk followed by a large roast dinner and cold pint with the family.

I think mine would be going to get bubble tea with friends!

Sport, The Pub, Korean food

Leaving the country

Being able to find delivery slots for my weekly shop… oh, and nappies for my boy that fit!

Hitting up the skate parks again!


Training Manager’s blog

Hiring continues! 

Contrary to popular belief employers are still hiring during the Coronavirus outbreak. Many of the roles we have been asked to assist on are now fully remote, with a view to integrate into an office when the time is right. With so much support available to make working from home as easy as possible now is as good a time as any to continue looking for a new job.

To help boost your application, consider including some of the below information, which has recently been asked for regularly by hiring managers:

Successfully working remotely requires good communication skills, good time management skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work alone while still forming relationships with the rest of the team. Have some examples to hand or highlighted in your cover letter to show you can fulfil these requirements.

Be sure to include tangible results on your CV. Because you will be working unsupervised, many line managers will be looking to measure your productivity based on results and deliverables.

As many of your interviews will be done digitally, ensure you have a camera for interviews and team meetings as well as a quiet space ready to go when you need to get some work done.