Jobs Update August 2020

This is our Datascope jobs update for August 2020! 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. Most of the game studios we work with are still recruiting remotely and we are featuring jobs where a remote start is possible.

Have a look at our selection of games jobs…


Art & Animation

Senior Rigger, £45,000, AAA, Midlands (Remote Start) 
Our client, a well established and diverse games studio are currently looing for a Senior Rigger to join the team and work on an array of exciting new projects. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please do get in touch!

Lead Animator, £60,000, AAA, Midlands (Remote Start) 
This world renowned games studio in the midlands are currently in need of a Lead Animator to join the team and wok on a new instalment of a critically acclaimed game series. If this sounds like a role for you, please do get in touch!

Animator, North England, up to 40,000 GBP – REMOTE START
A talented studio in the North of England is looking for an Animator to join them as they work on their new IP! I’m looking for somebody who is skilled with Maya and is comfortable adapting to different animation styles. They are offering up to 40,000 with other benefits!

Lead Character Artist, Midlands, up to 60,000 GBP – REMOTE START
A great AAA studio in the UK is looking for a Lead Character Artist to join their team to help on the next amazing game! I’m looking for somebody who has experience with creating character art and textures, as well as knowledge of zbrush/mudbox and substance painter/designer. They are offering up to 60,000 GBP with other benefits!

Game Design & UI/UX Design

UI/UX Designer – London – f2p Mobile – Remote Start 
I have a new position with a successful mobile studio for a UI/UX Designer to join the team, this studio has a great track record and has produced many successful titles. A lovely studio to work for.

Lead Systems Designer – AAA – Netherlands 
Highly successful AAA studio based in the Netherlands is looking for a Lead Systems Designer to join their team to oversee the design and development of key gameplay features. You should have shipped at least one AAA open world/action game.

Principal Game Designer – AAA – North, UK – Remote Start 
Fantastic AAA studio that specialises in AAA and VR titles are looking for a Principal Game Designer to join their team to own the important areas of an all-new Action Adventure project.


Audio Director – AAA – Midlands UK 
AAA console studio is looking for an Audio Director to join the team, this is a lovely studio working on an exciting title. This role involves managing and mentoring the audio team and being responsible for the audio of this AAA title.

Sales, Analytics & Marketing

Head of Commercial – London, £70k region 
Our client is looking for a commercially minded games or mobile apps person who understands how to market and manage games and apps with subscription models to children. The company makes educational and fun titles, working with some major brands, aimed at children. You would be responsible for setting marketing strategy for the marketing team, maintaining market research and awareness to set future product directions while doing regular revenue forecasting.

Product Manager – Remote or Dundee, Scotland £40k region
Scotland’s top mobile games company is seeking an experienced Product Manager with a data-driven approach to help guide the development of one of their major titles. You would continually carry out A/B testing, working closely with the data analyst team, and provide KPI focused approaches to boosting game revenue as well as manage the Live Operations calendar.


Senior AI Programmer – North UK – £55,000 + Benefits 
With a worldwide outreach and titles that have been known in households for the last decade, this studio has been working on famous IPs and exciting new projects. Looking for a passionate Senior AI Programmer to elevate the next generation of gaming.

Lead UI Programmer – Central UK – £55,000 + Benefits 
With a catalogue of cult classics under their belt and ever growing and expanding catalogue, this studio is know across the game industry. Looking for a Lead UI Programmer to join and manager a team of their own on the development of innovative UI.

Tools Programmer – South East, UK – £45,000 (Remote Working Initially)
Successful game studio based in the South East, UK are looking for a talented Tools Programmer to work on a their unannounced new title. Looking for someone with C# and WPF/XAML experience.

Lead Engine Programmer – London – £90,000 (Remote Working Initially)
Rapidly growing studio based in London are looking for a Lead Engine Programmer to lead their engine development team and implement critical engine features. Looking for someone with experience working with engine systems and low-level performance optimization experience.

Commercial Technical Director, London, £80,000 – £90,000 plus equity (SEMI-REMOTE)  
Educational Game Studio required a Technical Director with a commercial background to lead a new and exciting VR project. The role is a permanent opportunity on a semi-remote basis paying up to £90,000 plus equity and bonuses. Unity preferable.

Technical Gameplay Director, Console Studio, REMOTE, £75,000 – £85,000 + bonuses 
Well-known console game company requires a Technical Director with a gameplay background for new projects. Must have C++ and be used to running multiple projects simultaneously. This is a fully remote position.

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