Datascope Jobs June 2018

Welcome to Datascope Jobs June 2018.  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 therefore enable you to appreciate the wide picture.  We think that this regular update is a good and efficient way of keeping you informed. This will help in the decision making process and enables us to improve our service.

So scroll down and look at a selection of games jobs…

CONTENTS

    1. Jobs in Games – Latest
    2. One additional opportunity
    3. Game of the Month
    4. Training Manager Writes

JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST

Art & Animation

Character Artists – Nottingham – £32-40k + Benefits/Relocation
My client is searching for an experienced character artist to join the team and work on developing an established cross platform title. You will create photorealistic characters whilst working closely with the concept and animation teams as required. The successful candidate will have a portfolio which demonstrates your AAA character work as well as knowledge of high poly modelling and texturing.

Art Director – Germany – €60-80k + Benefits/Relocation
This studio is searching for a veteran artist who will be responsible for developing and leading an art team to establish art direction and set benchmarks. You will advise teams on setting up and managing an effective art production process and drive the team forward. The Art Director should have at least two years’ experience in the games industry as a lead artist as well as a deep understanding of mobile F2P games.

Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

Senior/Lead 3D Artist – London, UK – up to £55k + Benefits
Our client is an award-winning agency behind some famous virtual reality and AAA titles that are now looking for a Lead 3D Artist to join the create team.  This specializes in proprietary technology, 3D and VR graphics and realist physics for professional applications.

Technical Animator – Sweden – up to €40k+ Benefits +  Relocation
Our client is an award winning games studio that is looking for a Technical Animator for their new studio based in Sweden to work on all character, vehicle and prop related set-ups required for the animation team.

Contact: Marta@datascope.co.uk

Game & Creative Design

Level Designer  – £30k – Midlands – Console
A  highly successful development studio with several successful titles needs a new level designer. This exciting role will involve working on a brand new title. If you have some level design experience and maybe some console background, this could be a good fit.

Senior Designer – €45k – Shooter console –Poland or Remote – Exclusive Role
We have a new position looking for a very senior designer working on a new shooter title under development. This role involves mentoring junior profiles, creating design documents, new features and organising playtests.

Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Production & Lead Design

Art Outsource Producer – Mobile – Europe – to €55-65k
Leading social mobile games studio in beautiful European city seeks experience Art Outsource Producer.

Senior producer – Console Shooter – North UK – to £60k
Leading developer of AAA shooter titles seeks highly experienced senior producer for unannounced title in well-established franchise.

Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Sales, PR & Marketing

Product Marketing Manager MMO – London – £50K
A top gaming studio which are home to some super franchises looking for a marketer to work on their upcoming title. This will work on delivering  the marketing strategy for their new MMO title.

QA Lead – Console Studio – Leeds – £28K
A highly impressive studio based in the UK are looking to grow there QA team and now want an upcoming QA Lead to work on their upcoming new games.

Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

European Sales Manager – Games, Letchworth – £55k
Our client is a digital games and hardware distributor with partners across the EMEA and ANZ territories. They are seeking an experienced sales or account manager to build client relationships, bring new partners on board and manage the performance of games and hardware sales.

E-Commerce Manager – Games, Letchworth – £30k
An independent games publisher is seeking an experienced E-Commerce professional to manage their major e-commerce platforms, running listings, checking stock and dealing with suppliers as well as negotiating and planning new ranges.

Contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

Product Marketer – 50-70k EUR  – Barcelona, Spain
You will be responsible for creating the marketing strategy for a successful games company; reporting to the Head of Marketing. The company offers excellent bonus and benefits scheme.

Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Data Engineering and Science and QA Technical

Lead Data Engineer, Games – Guildford – High salary
A major games company is seeking a highly capable Lead Data Engineer who can build systems that process data and marketing data at scale. You will design, model and develop as well as maintain data sets.  Also building a new framework with a mix of technologies as required.

Contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

Ad Monetization Manager – 50-70k EUR – Barcelona, Spain
I am looking for candidates with marketing and analytical background – strong Excel skills needed. You will be in charge of managing VideoAds and Offer Wall campaigns.

Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Programming

Engine Programmer, South East England, £45,000 – £60,000 DOE
Award-winning games studio is looking for an excellent C++ programmer with good knowledge of shaders, lighting, CPU & GPU benchmarking tools. You’ll be working on a well-known AAA franchise.

Lead Mobile Games Programmer, London, £60,000
World-renowned mobile games studio in London is looking for a Lead Programmer with C# for a new IP. Excellent benefits and company culture, including performance related bonuses!

Senior Programmer, Newcastle, £45,000
Well-known studio is looking for a Senior Programmer to join the team to assist in leading a team on a new IP. This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career with this staff-focused company.

Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

Tech Lead – Sweden – €60,000 + Benefits
Prestigious Game studio who develop industry leading games are looking for a Tech lead to join their studios in Sweden. The ideal person will have a minimum of 5 years commercial experience, including experience leading a team and extensive experience in C++.

Lead VR Developer – Liverpool – £60,000 DOE + Benefits
Rapidly expanding VR Tech Company are looking for a Lead VR Developer to be at the forefront on their development for their exciting upcoming projects. Ideally you will have prior experience in the Game industry and experience leading a team.

UE4 Programmer [All Levels] – London – £60,000 DOE + Benefits
Award winning console studio are looking for talented Unreal Engine 4 Programmers to join their studios in London, you will be working on their exciting unannounced titles. Ideally you will have at least one year commercial experience in a similar role and be familiar with UE4, looking for all levels.

Contact : kane@datascope.co.uk

Senior Technical Developer,  London, £52,000- £62,000
We are looking for an experienced programmer, with 3+ years’ experience to join a games studio based in London. As a Senior Technical Developer, you will therefore have in depth knowledge of common algorithms, as well as experience in using Unity 3D, C#, C++ and Java.

Automation Testing Programmer, South East, £40,000
Our Client is looking for a Programmer, experienced in C++ and Scripting languages for their game studio in the South of England.  So you will be responsible for developing and maintaining test automation processes and ensuring the high quality of the testing software.  Someone with a genuine interest in playing and testing games will therefore thrive in this company.

Contact : sana@datascope.co.uk

AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – want to join our team?

You are consequently in the right place! Based in Soho, Piccadilly Circus, London, we are an award winning recruitment agency. And we specialise in the computer games and also digital entertainment industry. So have a browse of our current vacancies and send your CV and cover letter to malsara@datascope.co.uk today!

Games Resourcer – West End of London
£20-24,000 OTE £35,000 first year

Kick start your career in the games industry and train to be a Games Recruiter. We are looking for intelligent graduates who are keen to earn money and work hard. We also give full training, great perks including Friday drinks, dinners at some of London’s most exclusive restaurants and much more.

Recruitment Consultant in Games
West End of London
£24-30,000 OTE £50,000 plus

If you want to be part one of the specialist team of recruiters who work in the games industry then look no further. The earning potential is very high; career prospects are excellent. We offer lots of perks. Hence we are looking for people with previous agency side recruitment experience for this role

— Malsara Thorne, Co-director

GAME OF THE MONTH

Jurassic World: Evolution

Jurassic World Evolution is a business simulation video game developed and published by the team at Frontier Developments. The game was released on June 12th for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game is based on the 2015 film Jurassic World and allows the player to construct a dinosaur theme park with attractions and research facilities. The game features approximately 40 dinosaur species at launch and players need to build enclosures to contain dinosaurs for visitors viewing. There are many emergency situations that may happen in the park including power failures, unpredictable weather and dinosaur breakouts to name just a few. The players ultimate goal is to develop five star parks across many different fictional islands, each with different characterises and challenges, which will gradually unlock with sufficient park ratings.

You can find out some more information on the game and order at https://www.jurassicworldevolution.com/en-GB#masthead. You can also watch a developer interview with Michael Brookes (Game Director) and Andy Fletcher (Lead Designer) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJwAZ39v4N4. Enjoy!

— Michael Barrett, Art & Animation Recruitment Consultant

OUR TRAINING MANAGER WRITES…

The end of Q2 is often precluded by E3, and what a conference we’ve had so far this year! It appears that Microsoft have stepped up through the gears this quarter with some ground-breaking acquisitions announced at E3. For far too long have their fanboys made noise about a lack of exclusives; well they’ve finally been silenced… Microsoft has acquired no less than 5 new studios, including Ninja Theory and Playground games. We are definitely in store for some award-winning exclusives.

Ubisoft, however, were outstanding and possibly won E3 for me. It seems like just yesterday they announced the openings of Bordeaux and Montpellier and already we’ve got the jaw-dropping Beyond Good and Evil 2 in development, amongst others. Their conference was an amazing show. An ingenious move by Ubisoft to partner with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRECord and Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision for upcoming titles.

By comparison, was the Sony press conference which showed the 4  titles most were already aware of… unless you were following the livestream and then you got to see a host of others trailers including Nioh 2. It appears Sony have been focussing on a lot of VR titles including the much anticipated new IP by FromSoftware; Déraciné – a VR adventure wherein the player will take on the role of a fairy in this art-driven world.

Many of you may recall in October I wrote about the rise of VR; it appears that Sony’s recent focus has been in this field… and perhaps on the PS5. Only time will tell.

By Stefan