Jobs Update April 2019

This is the Datascope jobs update for April 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…

CONTENTS

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

JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST

Art & Animation

2D Animator – UK (South) – £34-36k + Benefits/Relocation
This studio is searching for a talented 2D Animator who will create animations for characters, creatures, UI and VFX. You will create keyframe animations and simple storyboards, whilst also contributing to ideas and suggestions to improve the project. If you have experience working with Spine Animation software and are looking for you next challenge then get in touch!
Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

Project Art Director – UK (North) – £70-75k + Benefits/Relocation
This developer is now searching for an experienced environment artist who will be responsible for creating maps and modeling/lighting work for their existing title. You will ensure that the environments and assets match technical budgets and mentor other artists. Surrounded by stunning architecture/monuments, you will be working in a city with a low cost of living. Benefits include healthcare, five weeks holiday, gym and subsidised transport.
Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

Principal Technical Artist – UE4 – €DoE + benefits/relocation – Spain
Our client, game developer and published based in Spain is now seeking a Principal Technical Artist to join in to help to push the boundaries of already established genres with new and innovative ideas that provide genuine and exciting experiences. The candidate will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the workflow of art production and material libraries in UE4.
Contact: Marta@datascope.co.uk

Senior UI Artist – AAA – up to €4000 per month + benefits/relocation – The Netherlands
Our client, as an award-winning AAA VR/AR gaming studio is now looking for a Senior 3D Artist to join their studio based in the Netherlands to create characters, props, vehicles and levels and delivery quality art within time and budget. The candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing high quality 3D game content and assist in setting the bar for geographical style and quality of given title.
Contact: Marta@datascope.co.uk

Game Design

Senior Game Designer – Germany – €50k – Action/RPG title 
A very exciting new role to work on a game which is in early prototyping stages, a console/PC game. Combat systems experience would be ideal, but the most important thing is a love for action/rpg/adventure games.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Senior Technical Level Designer – London – to £100K + shares         
A leading technology company is currently seeking a highly skilled Technical Level Designer to join their expanding team and work on some uniquely challenging projects. Minimum of 4 years’ games design experience on AAA console/PC and strong technical skills.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Lead Designer – Scandinavia – €60k – Multiplatform      
An independent game studio is looking for a Lead Designer to join a  great new project which is still in the concept stage. You will be mentoring a team of designers and helping them to understand the larger vision for this open-world project.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Lead Designer – South East, UK – up to £60k + benefits
This new, cross-platform studio with highly experienced team is looking for a Lead Designer to work on their F2P title. For this role, you must have a strong understanding of systems design as well as experience on successful F2P games. You will be managing a small team of designers.
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Production & Management

Product Manager – mobile – Germany, up to 60k EUR + benefits      
This successful studio is working on their new F2P strategy title and looking for an experienced Product Manager to join the team. If you have more than 3 years of experience in a product position (and at least 1 released title), please get in touch.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

Lead/Senior Producer – AAA console – Netherlands – 40-75k EUR + benefits     
For this role I am looking for candidates with 10+ years of production experience (senior 5+ years). This AAA studio is located in the heart of the city. If you would like to find out more please get in touch.
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

Sales, Analytics & Marketing

Marketing Director – Nicosia – €100K
A new publishing studio based in Cyprus is looking for new members to join their team as they grow their team globally to handle the new spate of upcoming releases. They have fantastic plans, great IP and plenty of interesting technology as well.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

Senior Product Manager – Frankfurt – €55K – €60K 
A fantastic gaming studio home to some incredible titles are looking for an exciting new product manager to come to join their growing team. They are famous for there historic list of franchises.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

Marketing Director – Games, North UK – Highly competitive salary
Our client is a well-established UK games company with a strong history and fantastic growth over the last few years. They are looking for a Marketing Director who can support their growth across the globe. You will guide the brand, PR and marketing teams as well as partner companies in strategic planning and effective go to market activities.
Please contact  adam@datascope.co.uk

User Acquisition / Chief Marketing Office – Spain – 100k euros plus
A highly innovative international games company is seeking an experienced user acquisition expert with considerable strategic level marketing experience. You would need to be very hands on, able to run and optimise campaigns as well as lead others, set strategic marketing direction and work closely with partners and affiliates.
Please contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

Commercial Director, Oslo
We are looking for an experienced Commercial Director to join our client in the heart of Norway at their Oslo studio. You will be taking over all commercial strategy and helping them maximise profitability and growth. This is a wonderful chance to join a well-regarded and successful studio; salary will be based on your experience
Please contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Senior Product Managers (multiple openings) 
Are you a product manager with experience in marketing and the confidence to lead operations for an IP? We’re looking for Senior Product Managers for several different companies in the UK and EU at the moment so please get in touch with Jonathan right away if you are looking for a new role!
Please contact:  jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Programming

Unity Game Developer – London – £40,000 + Benefits 
With a successful library of games under their belt and eagerness to start expanding the dynasty further, my client is looking for a Unity Programmer. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of C# and Unity.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Lead Programmer – North UK – £65,000 + Benefits 
Strong skills in C/C++ and history of managing people a team required for Game Studio, that have focused on many of the biggest franchises of the last decade, based in the North of the UK.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Engine Programmer – North England – £55,000 DOE + Benefits
Highly prestigious AAA studio based in the North of England are looking for Engine Programmers who are familiar with Graphics API’s and has performance/memory optimization experience. Salary £55,000 DOE + Relocation and benefits.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Web Developer – Midlands – £40,000 DOE + Benefits
Well established game studio in the Midlands are looking for a Web Developer. Looking for someone who has had professional experience working on web applications/services and is familiar with web programming languages like HTML and CSS. Generous salary of up to £40,000 + Benefits.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Build & Release Engineer, £50,000, UK & France
Award winning console studio urgently requires a Build & Release programmer to join the team – UK or France studio. C# or C++ required. Salary to £50,000 on offer
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

Audio Programmer, £40,000, Sweden 
Swedish console games company is looking for an Audio Programmer to join the team. Salary on offer to £40,000 plus relocation package 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

Game of The Month – Days Gone

Days Gone is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game will be released on Friday 26th April for PlayStation 4.

In Days Gone, the player controls Deacon St. John, a former outlaw-turned-drifter and bounty hunter who prefers life on the road to wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, and transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving. The player can complete objectives in multiple ways, such as by using stealth or long or short ranged weapons. A dynamic weather system and day-night cycle will also feature, making “Freakers” weak and slow by day but fast and strong by night. Deacons main transportation vehicle is a motorcycle that can be modified with parts to enhance its speed, durability or manoeuvrability. You will also be able to craft new items to improve combat efficiency.

You can find out some more information on the game and order at https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/days-gone-ps4/. You can also watch an interview with David Lee (Community Manager, Bend Studio) here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26T7NTAkJq8. Enjoy!

Could this be the future of gaming?

Last month Mahyar and I spent the week at GDC. Amongst many of the companies we met with, we also got to see the Google Stadia in action!

While games being offered as a streaming service is nothing new; GeForceNow, PSNow and xCloud have been doing it, Google Stadia is stepping up the bar and offering consumers the chance to play games almost immediately, with no download required, by streaming directly from your browser to a device while using a controller to play.

Streaming entertainment companies such as Netflix have been doing this successfully for years, but haven’t had to worry much about latency and lag when playing competitive PvP. The idea is a solid one; housing the game and all its data on Google servers, with players connecting… but how fast will the game run if you haven’t got a sufficient connection? I guess the proof is going to be in the pudding… and I for one am willing to give it a go… Let’s hope the tech and infrastructure is up for it!

What are your thoughts? Could streaming games become the future we are moving towards?

Check out the Google Stadia here: https://store.google.com/magazine/stadia