December Jobs Update

This is the Datascope jobs update for December 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. 
 
Take a look at our selection of games jobs…
 
CONTENTS

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

JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST

Art & Animation

3D Artist – London – £35-40k + Benefits/Relocation
My client is searching for a candidate with a variety of expertise who will be responsible for creating fun and engaging mobile games for multiple platforms. Working in a small team, you will create, model and rig 3D characters and objects using low poly techniques. The successful candidate will have the ability to model, rig and animate characters and objects. 
Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

Lead Artist – Spain – €50-55k + Benefits/Relocation
This studio is now searching for someone who will be responsible for the development and rapid prototyping of new games for the studio. You will facilitate learning and knowledge sharing in the team and will ensure that all technical and quality aspects of art are top level. The Lead Artist should have previous experience as an art director, lead artist or similar management position. 
Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

2D/UI Artist – Nottingham – £30-35k + Benefits/Relocation
This studio is searching for a talented 2D/UI Artist who will be responsible for the creation of 2D/UI assets and implementing them into the game. You will use your design knowledge to create branding material, murals and logos for use in the game world as well as the front end, menu, game controls and interface design. Get in touch!
Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

Art Director – up to £100K + benefits + relocation – Midlands, UK
Seeking an Art Director for an AAA well-known game development studio based in the Midlands, UK to lead an AAA art team on creating new AAA open-world action project. The benefits of the role include the salary of up to £100K plus benefits and relocation package. 
Contact: Marta@datascope.co.uk

Senior Animator – up to €55k + benefits + relocation – Berlin, Germany
Our client, AAA games studio is now seeking a Senior Animator to work on a new game and would like to be part of shipping AAA core titles on consoles and PC. The benefits of the role include the salary of up to €55k plus benefits and relocation. 
Contact: Marta@datascope.co.uk


Game Design

Senior Game Designer – Germany – up to €55k
Working on a very exciting brand-new RPG action console game, from the very beginning. You will be joining this studio while the game is still in the prototyping stage and can work on the game right the way through development. Ideally, we would like a candidate who has experience with combat mechanics.  
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Game Designer – Netherlands
You will be taking the lead in creating and maintaining mobile games played by millions. You will take the lead in the strategic planning and design of new mobile gaming projects. A great new position we are looking for a candidate with great experience in design and project management within a mobile development.
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk


Production & Audio

Producer/ Senior Producer – Nordic country – €55-70k + benefits/relocation     
This successful mobile games studio based in one of the Nordic countries is looking for an experienced Producer to join their team. Responsibilities will include managing the project team and efficiently delivering world-class mobile games, meeting business targets and creating the project’s roadmap, schedule and budget.
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Producer – France – Up to €45k       
This role involves supervising timelines aswell as key milestones, task division and priorities being distributed among the team and some reporting. Working for a cutting-edge studio in a beautiful part of France.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk


Associate Producer – London – F2P Mobile – £35K         
My client is working with 2 huge entertainment brands delivering innovative, engaging titles for mobile platforms. They are seeking an AP with at least 1year of experience working on mobile games.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Production Director – Europe – F2P Mobile/Live Ops – to £125K -negotiable     
Established studio seeking highly experienced candidate with solid experience managing large scale, complex F2P live games with a big development team.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Senior Audio Designer – Midlands UK – AAA console – to £45K      
Large independent developer seeks experienced AAA audio designer for a senior role working on high profile titles.  Must have at least 4 released console/PC titles and strong knowledge of Wwise. Experience creating UE4Blueprints or similar would be highly advantageous.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Product Manager – London – Live Ops/Analytics – to £55K        
Successful mobile studio seeking analytical, logical and highly numeric product manager to manage one of their live games. Excellent opportunity to join a high-profile studio in a strategic role.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Sales, Analytics & Marketing

Product Manager – Cambridge – United Kingdom – £50K 
A top gaming studio home to some incredible franchises, at a huge growth rate who, are on an unstoppable rise to becoming one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. They now want a Product Marketer to enable their games to rise throughout the world.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

Community & Customer Service Senior Manager Lead – Barcelona -€60K  
One of the biggest mobile gaming companies in the world are looking for a candidate to work on leading their Community and Customer Service lead.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

EMEA PR Manager – Netherlands – £70k region
Our client is a highly successful developer and publisher seeking an experienced EMEA PR Manager to drive forward the success of their products. You would develop and manage the EMEA PR strategy, with a great understanding of games and mainstream media and of the esports space. This role would suit someone with five or more years of high-level games PR experience, ideally with a European language in addition to fluent English. Please contact adam@datascope.co.uk

Mobile Brand Manager – London – £40k
Following the success of their range of mobile titles our client is growing their team with a mobile Brand Manager to look after branding and marketing for their main IP. You would work across traditional and digital marketing, defining and ensuring the use of brand guidelines and working closely with all involved parties. If you have brand, mobile marketing or user acquisition experience this role could be a good fit for you. Please contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

Senior Quality Assurance Tester, Midlands, circa. £25,000
An AAA Games studio is currently searching for a Senior Quality Assurance Tester to join their team. This particular role has a big emphasis on PC testing and we are looking for someone with experience and knowledge with PChardware and producing system requirements. If you are PC-savvy and experienced in QA then please send your CV to  jonathan@datascope.co.uk

National Account Manager, Reading, £40,000


We are looking for an experienced Account Manager to join a growing game studio & publisher. This opening comes with the chance to manage some large UK accounts and get involved with some massive titles due to be released next year.  Please contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk




Programming

Video Importer Application Developer – London – £70,000
Video Data Analytics company are looking for a Video Importer Application Developer to join their friendly team in London. Looking for someone with strong C++ experience and familiarity with ffmpeg. Offering a generous salary in the region of £70,000.  
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Game Programmer – South East England – £50,000
AAA Game studio are looking for a talented Game Programmers to work in their lively studios in the South East of England for a permanent position. Ideally looking for someone with strong C++ skills and experience working on published PC or Consoles titles. Offering a generous salary of £50,000 +Relocation. 
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Lead Programmer – London – £70,000 + Benefits
A well-known game studio are looking for a Lead Programmer to join their friendly team in the heart of London. Looking for someone with good leadership, Unity C#skills and familiarity with server programming. Offering a generous package of over £70,000 DOE.  
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Network Programmer – Barcelona – €55,000 + Benefits
This up-and-coming game studio, based in downtown Barcelona, are looking for a talented Network Programmer to join their studios. The ideal candidate will have strong C++ skills and be familiar with online gameplay architecture
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

PHP Developer – South East England – £50,000 DOE + Benefits
Specialised Service Company for games are looking for a talented PHP Developer to join their offices in the South East of England for a permanent position. Ideally looking for someone with several years of experience with PHP and web programming languages.   
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

Tech Director – Midlands, UK – £90,000 DOE + Benefits
AAA game company are looking for a Tech Director to join their studios based in the Midlands, UK for a permanent position. Looking for someone who has been a Lead or a Tech Director on a AAA PC or Console title. Offering salary of£90,000 DOE + 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


Game of The Month – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crossover fighting game developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studios and Sora Ltd and published by Nintendo. The game was released worldwide on December 7th 2018 on the Nintendo Switch. 

The game follows the series traditional style of gameplay, controlling one of various characters, players must use differing attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of an arena. It features a wide variety of game modes, including a campaign for a single player and multiplayer versus modes. Ultimate includes every playable character from previous Super Smash Bros.titles, ranging from Nintendo’s mascots to characters from third-party franchises and several newcomers. 

You can find out some more information on the game and order at https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/. You can also watch a review from the team atIGN here –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWo9wfsnj7M Enjoy!

Thanks, 
Michael