This is the Datascope jobs update for October 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 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.
Take a look at our selection of games jobs…
Jobs in Games – Latest
One additional opportunity
Game of the Month
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JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST
Art & Animation
Art Director – Amsterdam – €100-125k + Benefits/Relocation
My client is searching for a leader who will be responsible for driving and maintaining the consistency of both artistic and technical visual quality. You will work with other disciplines, take a hands-on role in development and contribute to strategic project decisions. The successful candidate should have previous leadership within a technical artistic position.
Console Art Lead – UK (South) – £60-65k + Benefits/Relocation
This studio is now searching for an experienced hands-on lead artist to lead a big team on a really ambitious new project. You will guide a team of dedicated specialist artists and will be responsible for all artwork on the project and also inspiring the team to achieve their best. If you have one shipped AAA title in a leadership position and are thinking about something new then get in touch.
Technical Artist – up to €60k + benefits + relocation – Germany
Our client, one of the worldwide leading publishers and developers of mobile and online games is looking for a Technical Artist to join the office in Germany to work on new 3D mobile game and will work closely with other team members through writing tools and establishing asset pipelines and ensure high standard quality for a new mobile game. The person will be developing content creation guidelines and helping to enforce them through the use of tools and reminders when needed.
UI Artist – up to 40K + benefits – London, UK
A leading entertainment studio with a history of making innovative games and experiences is now looking for a UI Artist to join the office based in London to work with designers to identify the features and functionality requirements of the UI. The UI Artist will be closely working with technical artists to create shaders and VFX to achieve the desired look and feel, and will be responsible to develop UI styles guides and assets.
Senior Game Designer – Sweden
I have a new Swedish role, this excellent development studio is now searching for a Senior Game Designer to join the team and be responsible for designing features and mechanics with a focus on pacing in the game.
Game Designer – Midlands UK – Mobile
An established mobile games studio in the Midlands is looking for a Game Designer to join the team. Working on gameplay mechanics and balancing a broad understanding of f2p games would be highly beneficial.
Game Designer (all levels) – Midlands, UK- salary DOE
Looking for Junior & Senior Game Designers, preferably from a mobile background. You will be responsible for improving existing game mechanics and features. Please reach out, if you would like to find out more.
Senior Game Designer – London, UK – up to £45k
Looking for game designers with 2+ years of mobile experience. Strong knowledge of F2P and monetization techniques is essential. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.
Production & Audio
Production Director – European Capital – €Excellent + bens/shares
Leading mobile MMO studio seeking highly experienced Production Director with extensive F2P experience and knowledge.
EXCLUSIVE: Senior Product Manager – Germany – €60-70K + bens
Successful mobile and online studio seeking Senior Product Manager with Production experience for brand new F2P strategy MMO.
Product Manager – London – £35-45K
Independent Bafta Award Winning London mobile studio seeks Product Manager with 2+ years’ experience in F2P, good quantitative analysis and Excel skills.
Producer – London – £35-50K + benefits
Global leading in game development seeks experienced Mobile Producer with 3+ years’ relevant experience, Jira or similar and good team management skills.
Sales, PR & Marketing
Digital Marketing Manager – London – £70K
Legendary games company home to some of the most famous gaming franchises in the world looking for an experienced digital marketer to work on their online growth and acquisition of the titles.
Senior QA Tester – London – £45K
A top technology studio who are working on ground-breaking research with the potential to reshape the world with their work in AI and Deep Learning are looking for a new QA member.
Business Development Director – Esports, London £80k + bonuses
Our client is a high end esports and gaming agency seeking a driven and strategic Business Development Director to develop and implement a sales plan to boost company growth. This role would suit someone with extensive knowledge and contacts in the gaming and esports space as well as the ability to connect to mainstream brands.
Business Development Executive – Esports, London £45k + bonuses
A fast growing gaming and esports media agency is seeking an experienced business development professional in the gaming and esports space to work alongside their Business Development Director to grow the company’s revenues and client base. If you have significant business development in the gaming and particularly esports space this role would be a great match for you
Gameplay Programmer – London – £45,000 + Benefits
This trend setting game studio, based in central London, is on the hunt for an experienced gameplay programmer. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of C# and Unity.
Game Programmer – Netherlands – €45,000 + Benefits
Up and coming game studio based in the Netherlands. Seeking a Game Programmer with experience working in the mobile gaming industry and has a deep understanding of C# and Unity.
Principle Animation Programmer, Cambridge, £65,000
We are working exclusively with Frontier on this fantastic opportunity for a Senior Animations Programmer to begin building the company’s next generation of animation suites, including systems, workflows, techniques, tool chains and locomotion systems.
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
Senior Server Programmer – London – £60,000 + benefits
DevOps Engineer – United Kingdom – £50,000 + benefits
Leading and independent media and games company based in South of England are looking for DevOps Engineer to join their team on permanent basis. Ideally you will have excellent Linux server skills and strong knowledge of PHP, AWS and virtualisation technologies.
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Recruitment Consultant for Games industry
£22-25,000 OTE £40,000
Recruitment in the computer games sector is buoyant and we are growing. We are looking for a recruitment consultant who is able to take advantage of this growth potential and really help develop an area of specialisation within games. If you have at least a year’s relevant experience please get in touch to find out more.
Game of The Month – Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an upcoming Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th. The game is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and will be the third entry in the series.
In 1899, the era of the wild west is coming to an end. After a robbery in the town of Blackwater goes wrong, outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With the authorities and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight across miles of American wildness and civilization to survive. As internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must choose between his own ideals and his loyalty to the gang. Among the returning characters are John Marston and Dutch Van der Linde, the protagonist and antagonist from the previous game, respectively.
You can find out some more information on the game and order at https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/
Is crunch really necessary?
With Red Dead Redemption 2 due to hit the shelves on Friday 26th October, yet another controversy has been blown out of proportion. In a statement by David Houser, he is quoted as saying that they were” working 100-hour weeks, several times”. As you can imagine; things on social media went stir crazy with Rockstar having to clear up the misconception that everyone was doing crunch for the 7.5 years it took to develop RDR2.
But regardless; is crunch necessary?
There are some companies that ritually take part in crunching on a quarterly basis and others that are proud to admit they’ve never had to crunch once during development. Surely crunch should be an option? If you can’t finish your job during the time you are paid to you may want to stay late. The extreme alternative being called for is to unionise the industry. My fear is this may just dampen the passion many of the developers I know.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever had to crunch and was it necessary?