Jobs Update March 2020

This is our Datascope jobs update for March 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 almost all are starting to work remotely, stay safe out there.

Have a look at our selection of games jobs…

CONTENTS

  1. Jobs in Games
  2. One additional opportunity
  3. Jono’s Corner
  4. Training Manager Writes

JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST

Art & Animation

Senior VFX Artist, AAA, Western Europe, €70,000 + Relocation, Benefits, Visa
This AAA game studio is currently looking for a talented and experienced VFX Artist to come in and work on a brand-new special project! If you are a VFX Artist with great AAA experience, do get in touch.
Contact: lucas@datascope.co.uk

Senior Environment Artist, AAA, Scandinavia, €60,000 + Relocation, Benefits
If you are a veteran of creating stunning and immersive realistic environments for AAA titles, then this could be the job for you! Do get in touch if you’d like to hear more about this exciting opportunity.
Contact: lucas@datascope.co.uk

Environment Artist, Contract, AAA, England
Are you looking for some fantastic AAA additions to your already great portfolio? This is an excellent chance to work on one of the biggest franchises around, and get some great experience in the industry!
Contact: lucas@datascope.co.uk

Experienced Animator – Midlands – £50,000
An amazing AAA studio in the Midlands is looking for an Experienced Animator to join their team! I’m looking for an animator who has experience in a similar role and is comfortable with human anatomy, and 3D software.
Contact: madeleine@datascope.co.uk

Senior Technical Artist – Netherlands – €65,000
Looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join a growing studio in the Netherlands. I’m looking for somebody well versed in numerous technical art areas, and comfortable with 2D and 3D software. Bonus if you also have experience with Unity!
Contact: madeleine@datascope.co.uk

Game Design

Game Designer – North England – £35k DOE
A great studio located in the North of England is looking for a Game designer to join them working on an exciting new AAA title at very early stages. You will be working with a dedicated and very talented team.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Design Director – Sweden – Salary DOE + really good bonus and benefits package
AAA studio located in Sweden, they are looking for a Game Director to launch an incredible game that can be expanded and iterated on together with the player community. It’s a lovely studio, very focussed on creating the best environment for game development, great work-life balance.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

Production and Product Management 

Production Director – Nordics – Salary DOE, all salary levels are considered
Our client is a AAA studio working on an exciting new project, which will be an online open-world multiplayer game. We are seeking a Production Director to join their team to be a dedicated game maker helping to execute on the game’s roadmap and goals.
Contact: yasmin@datascope.co.uk

Audio and Sound 

Technical Sound Designer – North, UK – up to £28,000 
Our client is a AAA studio based in the North of the UK and is responsible for world-class games! We are seeking a Technical Sound Designer to join their growing team and become a technical architect for audio in all their projects.
Contact: yasmin@datascope.co.uk

Sales, Analytics & Marketing

Assistant Product Marketing Manager, London, £36,000 
We’re looking for someone with some experience in marketing games to join a very exciting, London-based publisher as their new Assistant Product Marketing Manager.
Contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Lead Community Manager, Cambridge, £40,000 
A truly incredible opportunity has sprung up for an experienced community manager to join one of Britain’s leading studios and take charge of all things Community. If you have experience in senior community management don’t miss this one.
Contact: jonathan@datascope.co.uk

Sales Manager – Retro console – Letchworth £45k + bonuses
Our client is seeking an experienced games sales manager with a good knowledge of retail and export for games hardware. You will cover international territories for the sale of a new games console, with plenty of travelling, bringing on new clients and developing existing accounts.
Contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

User Acquisition Manager – Games, London £55k
If you’re an experienced user acquisition or performance marketing expert with a good analytical side, especially if you have a mobile games background this role would be a great fit for you. A highly successful independent mobile games studio based in central London is seeking to add a new UA expert to their team. ASO experience would be a bonus as well.
Contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

Community Manager – Stockholm – €40K
A really exciting gaming start-up company from Sweden created from industry veterans, who are working on a really exciting new title, now want someone who wants to work on implement there social and community strategies.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

QA Engineer – Amsterdam – €40K
A fantastic gaming studio home to one of the best-played franchises are looking to further develop and grow there game as well as future projects are now looking to get a QA Engineer to enable the development of that.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

Programming

Senior Gameplay Programmer – Canada – $130,000 CAD + Benefits 
Titan of the Canadian game industry, creators of multiple fan favourites and winners of multiple awards. Looking for a passionate Senior Gameplay Programmer get cracking on a brand new project.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Gameplay Programmer – Scandinavia – €55,000 + Benefits 
Well known game studio with multiple offices worldwide with excellent IP’s. Searching for a Gameplay Programmer, with experience creating Combat Systems, UI and implementing in game features.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

Server Developer (All Levels) – London – £60,000
Thriving game studio based in London are looking for a talented Server Developer (All levels) to develop the online/backend infrastructure for their mobile titles. Looking for someone with experience working with JavaScript and NoSQL Databases.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Senior Tools Programmer – Midlands – £60,000
Successful game studio based in the Midlands, UK are looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to join their team and work on tools for the development team. Looking for someone with experience working with C++ or C#.
Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

Animation Programmer, Midlands, salary neg.
AAA Studio requires an Animation Programmer with a strong understanding of body kinetics and the animation pipeline in Unreal. Salaries negotiable based on experience.
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

Technical Director, Mobile Game Studio, London, £120,000+
Growing Game Studio looking for a Technical Director to lead a new IP on all platforms. Salary paying £120,000+
Contact: stefan@datascope.co.uk

 

AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – want to join our team?

Art Recruitment Consultant in Games, West End of London
Basic up to £30,000 DOE first year OTE £40,000

We are looking for a person with an appreciation of art to look after the recruitment of artists into the animation and games industry.
You should have:
•    Evidence of achievement
•    Evidence of ambition and desire to earn a high salary
In return, we provide extensive training, support for you to progress in your career and ultimately, the opportunity to build up and run your own specialist area of the business.

If you are interested, please contact malsara@datascope.co.uk with a current copy of your CV and a covering letter.

Jono’s Corner 

I think we can all agree it’s a weird time right now for pretty much everyone. Outside the streets are eerily empty yet inside supermarkets people are battling each other for toilet roll and pasta. The Corona beer PR executives are really not having a good time of it and our world economy is basically crashing. At least we have games, or films, or whatever it is you use to pass the time. I asked the Datascope team what 5 items they’d choose for a 3-month quarantine.

Adam 
1.    PUBG
2.    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (the book is potentially infinitely long)
3.    Reddit
4.    The X-Files (155 hours of episodes)
5.    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

David 
1.    League of Legends
2.    Apex Legends
3.    Photoshop
4.    YouTube
5.    Malcolm in the Middle

Jonathan 
1.    League of Legends
2.    Spotify
3.    Youtube
4.    Pen & Paper
5.    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Kane 
1.    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2.    Pokemon Sword/Shield
3.    Animal Crossing New Horizons
4.    World of Warcraft
5.    Youtube

Lucas 
1.    The Witcher 3 (finally)
2.    The Witcher series on Netflix
3.    The Witcher books
4.    God of War
5.    All the Bond Films

Madeleine 
1.    Spotify
2.    Twitter
3.    The Good Place
4.    Animal Crossing
5.    Final Fantasy XIV

Mahyar 
1.    Red Dead Redemption 2
2.    Subway Surfers
3.    24 TV Series – Season 1 – 9
4.    Fast and Furious Film Series
5.    Tolstoy books

Natalie 
1.    Wine
2.    Every Taylor Swift song, like ever…
3.    The Uncharted games
4.    Books
5.    Gilmore Girls

Stefan 

1.    Baby Boy & Wife
2.    Beard Comb
3.    Bloodborne
4.    D&D Manuals and Dice
5.    Pool Table

Yaz 

1.    World of Warcraft
2.    Hot Water Bottle (I am ALWAYS cold)
3.    Spotify

 

Training Manager’s blog

My top 5 working-from-home tips 

Due to recent events, a large majority of us are being forced to work from home. Having worked remotely myself for 4 years here are my top 5 tips to help you out.

1.    Establish a permanent working area in your home. This will not only help you get the feel for having an “office” and assist in motivating you but will also let those around you know when you are entering your workspace.

2.    Chair and desk ergonomics. A lot of us are going to be working on laptops or in make-shift areas. Try and ensure you are comfortable when working; don’t slouch, try and keep your monitor an arm’s length away looking slightly down at it, with knees parallel to the floor and feet flat if possible. Or a standing desk if you have one. We are likely going to be in it for some time and no one wants to suffer from backache lying on the living room floor all day.

3.    Set yourself a daily schedule. In my experience, I found that setting small but manageable chunks of work throughout the day with realistic goals helped me to get a sense of accomplishment. I allocate time to a task and when I achieve it in said time then I reward myself.

4.    Take regular breaks. Whether you live alone or with others, you’ll inevitably get distracted in some way. Taking short breaks every hour or 15 mins after you’ve completed a sizable chunk of work will assist in resetting your clock and refocussing for your next task. Try and get out, take the dog for a walk or spend some time with the kids. You’ll feel all the better for it when you return to your workspace.

5.    Communicate with colleagues. I found this especially helpful when I was working from home and the wife was in the office. Chatting on the phone or on Skype helped me stay motivated and running ideas past my co-workers helped me focus. It also gave the sense of being in the office and surrounded by support whenever I needed it.

If you have any tips of your own that you would like to share please feel free to send them to me at stefan@datascope.co.uk and I will publish your tips in our next newsletter.