This is our Datascope jobs update for September 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.
Have a look at our selection of games jobs…
JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST
Art & Animation
UI Artist, Remote, Mobile, £45,000 + Benefits
Our client, an award winning games studio, are currently searching for an experienced and talented UI artist to create and implement UI assets for a new and exciting mobile project. The studio operates on a remote basis, meaning you would be able to design and implement great designs, all from the comfort of your own home!
Senior Technical Artist, South England, AAA £50,000 + Benefits/Relocation/Visa
This ambitious games studio is currently looking to add a top quality technical artist to work on upcoming AAA projects. You would act as a bridge between the art and programming teams, and work in the more beautiful and scenic side of England, whilst earning a great salary of £50,000!
Senior Game Designer – Midlands, UK – AAA console, £37-50k + visa/relocation + benefits
For this role, I am looking for candidates with full cycle development experience who will be responsible for game balancing. You should have at least 1 shipped title for console. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Production and Product Management
Product Manager – London, UK – F2P mobile, £45-65k + visa/ benefits
If you have strong analytic skills, Live Ops experience and worked on a successful F2P mobile title in a similar role, then please feel free to get in touch with me for more details. Contact: email@example.com
Sales, Analytics & Marketing
Game Analyst – Malta – £40k
Our client is a successful mobile games company seeking to add an experienced games analyst to their team. You would have a mathematical or statistical (or similarly analytical background) combined with SQL, Excel and analytically focused programming language skills such as Python or R and a background in game analytics.
User Acquisition Associate or Manager – Dundee – depends on experience
A new marketing-focused office is opening up for a top UK mobile games studio to focus on user acquisition. They are seeking to take on an associate or even graduate level performance marketing and user acquisition specialist as well as someone with several years of industry experience.
Business Systems Analyst – Southam – £45k
We are looking for Business Systems Analyst who will be the senior point of contact for the successful setup. Our client is busier than ever, working on an interesting new IPs. They are offering you flexible working arrangements, free gym on-site, life and health insurance and more.
Assistant QA Manager – North – £35k
We are looking for an experienced Assistant QA Manager to join an ambitious game studio based in West England. Our Client is a famous British video game developer and publisher, company was built by the most talented experts in the game industry.
QA Manager – London – £40k to £45k
A fantastic mobile gaming studio who are rapidly growing, home to one of the biggest mobile franchises in the world are looking for an experienced senior QA person to join as a QA Manager.
QA Lead – Helsinki – €40K – €45K EUR
A company based in Helsinki home to an iconic gaming franchise are working on a secretive new title which from its snippets seem of the most exciting titles, to be released now need a QA Lead to join there new team for the game
Site editor, Letchworth Garden City, £25,000
Are you passionate about games and love writing about them? Well if you are this role might be for you. We’re searching for a Site Editor to produce original content for two gaming websites as well as run social media and community management. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to write about games.
Data Scientist, London, Up to £45,000
We’re looking for a Data Scientist with excellent skills in SQL and ideally Python/R as well. You will be working with statistics and big data to inform key commercial decisions. This is open to promising graduates from a computer science background.
Lead Graphics Programmer – South East, UK – £130,000 (Package)
AAA Game studio based in the South East UK are looking for a Lead Graphics Programmer to join their friendly studio. Looking for someone with extensive experience working with C++ and graphics API. Ideally, you’re currently a Senior or Lead Graphics Programmer looking for your next step. Offering £130,000 Package.
Senior Gameplay Programmer – South East, UK – £60,000 DOE + Benefits
Highly successful AAA game studio in the South East UK are looking for talented Senior Gameplay Programmers to join their welcoming team to work on some of their exciting current and upcoming titles. Looking for someone with extensive C++ experience and experience in a similar role. Salary circa £60,000 + relocation and benefits.
Senior Unity Developer – Central Europe – €60,000 DOE + Benefits
Rapidly expanding game studio based in Central Europe are looking for Senior Unity Developer to work on some of their critically acclaimed titles. Looking for someone with strong C# experience and experience in a similar role.
Game Programmer – Scandinavia – €50,000 DOE + Benefits
Prestigious Game studio based in Scandinavia are looking for talented generalist game programmers to work on some of their highly anticipated upcoming titles. Looking for someone with strong C# or C++ and experience in at least 1 programming specialism (Gameplay, UI, Networking, Graphics, Tools etc.).
Senior Animation Programmer, South East UK, £55,000
Award winning games company is looking for an experienced Animation Programmer to join the team on a permanent basis; ideally someone who has worked in an AAA games environment, C++ experience preferable. Excellent salary and benefits available
UI Programmer, REMOTE, £55,000
Looking for an experienced UI Programmer for a remote role. Salary to £55,000 + bonuses. Please send portfolio with application.
Technical Director Art & Animation, €85,000+, mainland Europe
Well-known studio is looking for an Art & Animation Technical Director for an iconic IP. You will be heavily experienced with Character Animations, Rigging and Modelling, Technical Art and Technical Animation and have solid experience leading a Technical Art team on a released title.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Games have a special ability to stun and shock us, to create beauty and reverence, to move us like no other medium can. We’ve all had moments where a game left us awestruck, or triumphant or possibly more than a little mad. For this month’s Jono’s corner I went around the Datascope team and asked: “what’s your favourite gaming moment?”
*This piece contains MAJOR spoilers for: Read Dead Redemption 2, Persona 5 and Alien Isolation*
Daria – Mario
“When you get to the dragon at the end and you can jump over it and then you just keep running for 15 seconds thinking nothing is going to happen but you can skip loads of levels!”
Jonathan – CS:GO commentating
“Definitely being flown out to Norway to cast on a CS:GO Lan, streamed to 20k people and a few hundred live. Also casting to 50k people live from my bedroom!”
Kane – Halo 3
“The Warthog run. Anyone that played Halo 3 knows what I’m talking about. One of the best missions ever.”
Lucas – Skyrim
“Coming out of the first cave and seeing the scenery of Skyrim for the first time is something I remember very fondly. The potential for exploration was very overwhelming. This is what you see when you first come out into the open world, and it is nuts. Way ahead of everything else at the time.”
Mahyar – Fifa
“Someone I beat on Fifa messaged me after the game with loads of cocky, nasty stuff. I thought “now you’ve got me pumped” and I smashed him 4-0. Felt great.”
Stefan – Dark Souls 3
“Half-way through the game, getting to the cathedral on top of the mountain and realising that it is Anor Londo from Dark Souls 1. My mind was blown. I loved Dark Souls 1 so much that it was a special moment.”
Adam – Alien Isolation
“After spending hours being terrified by the perfect organism in this horror survival game, and thinking you’re only being pursued by one alien, a horde of aliens crawl up the reactor control glass only inches away from you. The scene is terrifying and a visceral twist to your assumptions about what’s happening.”
Anita – Read Dead Redemption 2
“When Arthur dies at the end. I was playing for 3 months and then he just dies, I was pissed, I was crying. I spent 3 months with this guy then he just dies because of the Malaria, you know?”
Madeleine – Persona 5
“At the end of the game where all the characters unite together with a single cause, having previously had issues throughout the game.”
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Summer is slowly eeking its way out of our lives in 2019
What better way to see off the summer than our annual attendance at Gamescom? This year saw Malsara, Kane and Natalie spending 4 days in Germany, which was Kane’s first ever trip out of the UK. We were situated in the UKIE area and had an absolutely packed conference with back-to-back client meetings to discuss opportunities across Europe and the UK. We got some amazing insights into some of the titles and new projects coming up as well as what to expect in 2020.
Next tour stop? The Nordics!