August Jobs Update

This is our Datascope jobs update for August 2019. 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.

Next week Natalie, Kane and Malsara will all be heading to Gamescom in Germany, feel free to get in touch and say hello at our Ukie stand.

Have a look at our selection of games jobs…

CONTENTS

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

JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST

Art & Animation

Senior Environment Artist, London, £35,000 – £50,000 + Benefits/Relocation/Visa
This studio is currently recruiting for a gifted and experienced real-time environment artist to join their team and create photorealistic assets for a wide variety of clients. This is a great opportunity to work in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in Europe and be part of a friendly and ambitious working environment.
Contact: Lucas@datascope.co.uk

Art Director, AAA, Australia, $140,000 + Benefits/Relocation/Visa
This studio is currently seeking an experienced Art Director/Lead Artist to join their ranks and define the art style for a wide array of upcoming projects. If you would like to take a trip down under and want to take the next step in your career, then get in touch!
Contact: Lucas@datascope.co.uk

Game Design

Senior Game Designer – London – up to £60k 
An exciting opportunity to work for a VR studio making original games in London. You will be working on compelling gameplay, mechanics and missions, joining an experienced team of experts from well-known studios.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Principal Level Designer – Midlands, UK – up to £42k 
This AAA studio is looking for candidates with 8+ years of experience. You would be working with a Design Director and Lead Designers on their successful AAA title. This role is open to candidates with the right to work in EU only.
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Senior Game Designer – Czech Republic – PC
This AAA studio is looking for candidates with 8+ years of experience. You would be working with a Design Director and Lead Designers on their successful AAA title. This role is open to candidates with the right to work in EU only.
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Production and Product Management 

Senior Product Manager – Nordic Country 
Working on some world-class mobile franchises, this is a very exciting time to join this studio. Working in a beautiful city with a very high standard of living, this is a very exciting new role, where you can work on developing a sustainable game economy.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Sales, Analytics & Marketing

QA Engineer 
We are looking for a QA Engineer to join a new ambitious game agency based in Central London. Salary – up to £50k plus benefits and bonuses. You will work in a creative environment with many bright minds which work for a variety of large global clients.
Please contact: anita@datascope.co.uk

Sales Manager 
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced Sales Manager to join a famous game studio based in South West Norway salary up to £85k. Our client is looking for a passionate and qualified Data Analyst ideally with Business Intelligence experience for Game Agency based in Central London salary up to £45k
Please contact: anita@datascope.co.uk

Head of Community & Social Media – London
A fantastic mobile gaming studio who are rapidly growing are now looking for their first-ever Head of Community & Social Media where you work on creating their global social strategy.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

Digital Marketing Manager – Amsterdam
This is to work for rising gaming studio based in Amsterdam who are looking for their first every specialist digital performance marketer as the studio grows tenfold.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

QA Assistant Manager, The North, Salary neg. 
We’re looking for a senior/lead QA tester with experience of leading/managing a team and multiple projects to join one of our beloved clients in the North of England. This is a great role so don’t waste any time in getting in touch.
Please contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

International Channel Marketing Manager, Reading, £50,000. 
Have you marketed games internationally, shipped titles to different regions? We’re looking for an international channel marketing manager to join a studio/publisher in Reading and help market their titles to export regions around the world. Salary £50,000 depending on experience + bonuses.
Please contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Programming

Senior C++ Programmer – Scandinavia – €75,000 DOE + Benefits.
Highly successful game studio based in Scandinavia are looking for a Senior C++ Programmer to join their welcoming office. Looking for someone with extensive experience with C++ and ideally some experience working with shaders
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Lead Engine Programmer – Midlands, UK – £90,000 DOE + Benefits
Rapidly expanding game studio based in the Midlands, UK are looking for a talented Lead Engine Programmer to lead their Engine team and work on their upcoming titles. Looking for someone with extensive C++ experience and experience in a similar role.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Principle Tools Programmer – Midlands – £80,000 + Benefits 
Approaching a decade as an established studio and with significant growth in this time period, this studio is taking on new IPs and establishing old ones further. Requiring a confident Principle Tools Programmer, with a great knowledge of C# and C++.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Senior C# Programmer – Czech Republic – €50,000 (equivalent) + Benefits 
Harbour thousands of daily players, this independent studio show no signs of slowing down. With their games based in real-world constrictions and offering immense replayability. In need of a Senior Programmer to get to work on a brand-new project.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Senior Graphics Programmer, £70,000, London 
Award-winning AAA console studio is currently looking for an experienced Graphics Programmer to join the team. £70,000+ on offer.
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

Technical Director, £85,000+, England 
Well-known studio is looking for a Technical Director for a new project. Salary on offer starts at £85,000 + bonus and benefits.
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – want to join our team?

Recruitment Consultant for Games industry – London
£20-22,000 DOE plus commission OTE £30,000 first year

Working with a senior consultant your initial role will be to search for candidates for a variety of roles in the games industry. Full training is given.
We are looking for intelligent, commercially minded people who can persuade us that they have the drive and ambition to succeed in this field.
Please send your CV and cover letter to malsara@datascope.co.uk

Jono’s Corner 

We all loved game of the month but it needed spicing up a bit. I am the man for the job. I’m Jono, this is my corner.

How many hours have you spent sat in front of a TV screen in your pyjamas eating crisps playing your favourite game? I’ve spent over 3,500 hours on Counter Strike and I wear that fact like a badge of honour. At Datascope we all love games, they’re part of our lives in more ways than one. This week in Jono’s corner we get to know the Datascope team’s favourite games; I asked the guys to choose the game that was dearest to their hearts and explain why. Here are the results:

Adam – Ultima 7 (1992)
“This was one of the first open-world RPGs and I played it to death when I was younger”.

Anita – GTA V (2013)
“I need to know when they will release this game, you know?”
“What game?”
“GTA VI!”

Daria – Need for Speed (various)
“I always used to play N4S with my dad, good memories!”

David – Impossible Creatures (2003)
“What child doesn’t want to make mutant-hybrid animals fight?”

Kane – Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
“The open world feels alive with excellent AI and the physics are great; the way things move is remarkable.”

Lucas – Gauntlet Dark Legacy (2000)
“Played it with my Bro & Dad. Fun for the whole family!”

Mahyar – Fifa (various)
“I played it as a boy, now I play it as a man”.

Jonathan – Oblivion (2006)
“Sign me right up for the dark brotherhood, all over that.”

Chain, Chain, Chain… 

“Bitcoin”, “blockchain”, “cryptocurrency”; we have all been aware of these terms for some years, since 2009/10 when Bitcoin came into existence. From the (marginal) success of Huntercoin in 2014, the argument for blockchain in gaming has become stronger with a number of developers already releasing games based on this technology, games such as Age of Rust, Gods Unchained, Hash Rush and MLB Cryto Baseball 2019 jump to mind.

In a nutshell, blockchain will give us the ability to trade digital assets between games, as well as the ability to trade them between gamers directly.  Developers won’t have ownership of any in-game assets as the process is decentralised, which could open up entirely new markets and ecosystems.

Whilst it is still early in the blockchain evolution for games, we are already seeing heavy investment into the concept with one having recently held an Esports tournament with a prize pool of $400,000. You can check out the game here: Gods Unchained