This is the Datascope jobs update for May 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
Senior Animator – Maya/3DSMax – up to £45k + benefits/relocation/visa – Midlands, England
Our client, AAA studio and one of the largest developers in the UK video games industry is now seeking for a Senior Animator to join their studio in the Midlands in England to work on unannounced projects and their AAA core titles. The ideal person will have the responsibility for the product of high quality hand keyed animation and will contribute to the conceptualization of character behaviors and abilities, from concept, to modelling and final rigging.
Senior Technical Artist – AAA – UE4 – up to €55k + benefits/relocation – The Netherlands
Our client, as an award-winning AAA gaming studio is now seeking a Senior Technical Artist to join the studio in the Netherlands to use the technical skills to accomplish great aesthetic AAA results. The ideal person will be creating technically challenging assets (particle effects, shaders) as well as supporting the art team with technical improvements (rigs, scripts, pipeline development). The person will closely work with the rest of the team that will mentor and support and help in contributing in production process (modelling, texturing, level building and more).
VFX Artist – Netherlands – €45-55k + Benefits/Relocation
This top developer is now in need of a VFX specialist who will create high quality real-time visual effects. You will research and implement new innovative VFX techniques as well as monitor the impact of the VFX on performance and adjust accordingly. This studio can offer you a great work-life balance as well as a great spot to learn. Nice benefits offered and a good city location.
Technical Artist (Look Development) – Cambridge – £48-56k + Benefits/Relocation
This studio is searching for a look development specialist who will redefine the standards for photorealistic quality and realism in a real-time PBR environment. You will help to develop and ensure the lighting sequences meet the creative goals and are set up properly. This studio can offer up to 33 days holiday per year, dental/healthcare cover, pension scheme and workplace massages.
Senior Concept Artist – The North/ Midlands – £45,000 + Benefits/Relocation
This award winning studio is currently in need of a Senior Concept Artist to work alongside art directors and help them achieve their stylistic vision on a wide variety of exciting projects. They will need someone with good experience, a unique eye for detail, and a diverse range of artwork styles within their portfolio. The studio can offer you generous holidays, flexible hours, and a great salary. As well as this, there is a relaxed and collaborative working environment within the office, as well as relocation plans for those from outside of the UK! (There are several positions available for this role.)
Lead Game Designer – North UK – AAA console
I have a new position with a mobile studio in France, we are looking for a Senior Game Designer with a few years’ experience who has ideally shipped two or three F2P mobile games. Special skills in economy balancing would be appreciated.
Lead Game Designer – up to €60k – VR – Western Europe
I am looking for a lead game designer to work on some exciting new VR projects/games. VR experience isn’t essential, great experience in game design and experience leading a team of designers is much more important for this role.
UI/UX Designers – UK & Europe
I currently have several UI/UX Design roles that I am looking to fill. If you have games or mobile/apps experience, I would be keen to speak to you further.
Product Manager (Senior) – Nordic – 55k-70k EUR
This is a very exciting opportunity to be working on a new project. If you are confident with numbers and have 5+ years of production/product management experience – on a PC/console – project, then I would be interested in speaking with you further.
Sales, Analytics & Marketing
Community Manager – Berlin
One of the best gaming studios based in Berlin is looking to further develop and market their iconic games internationally. They are looking for a community manager to work on the growing fanbase in the Turkish region.
Mobile Marketing Manager – London
One of the best mobile gaming studios based in London is looking for an experienced mobile marketer to join their team who can launch marketing, UA, launch campaigns for their titles.
PR Manager, Berlin, Salary neg.
An incredibly exciting opening has come up to work for a world-renowned studio in Berlin. They are looking for a PR Manager to join them over there right away and assist with global PR strategies & campaigns. The ideal candidate will have 2 or 3 years’ experience, be incredibly passionate about games and driven to progress their career. Salary is completely flexible.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franchise Product Manager
We are recruiting for one of our clients in the Midlands and they are looking for a Franchise Product Manager. This role combines product, marketing and commercial knowledge as they will require you to oversee the development of their main franchises moving forward. Salary up to £50,000.
Please contact: email@example.com
Head of Performance Marketing – Scotland – £60k region
One of the top games companies in the UK is seeking a head of UA or the performance marketing group as a whole to manage user acquisition, retention, influencers and any other channels of customer growth. You would have a background in digital marketing and understand performance marketing as well as have good team management and leadership skills.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Brand Manager – London £60k region
Our client is setting up a new office in London for marketing activities and is seeking an experienced AA/AAA Brand Manager, preferably with some indie experience to lead their brand marketing efforts globally.
Please contact: email@example.com
Gameplay Programmer – North England – £55,000 DOE + Benefits
Well-funded game studio based in the North of England are looking for talented Gameplay Programmers who have professional C++ experience and experience working on a shipped title. Salary £55,000 DOE + relocation and benefits.
Technical Director – Sweden – Circa 60,000 SEK (Monthly)
Rapidly expanding game studio based in the South of Sweden are looking for a Technical Director to take the helm of a talented programming team developing an exciting unannounced new Console/PC title. Looking for someone who has experience shipping Console/PC titles and managing/mentoring experience.
Senior Network Technician – South UK – £45,000 + Benefits
With a successful library of games under their belt and eagerness to start expanding their empire further. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of Network Infrastructure.
Server Programmer – London – £55,000 + Benefits
International Technical Director, Console Games, London, £85,000 – £95,000 + 25% bonus
Want to work on multiple projects around the world with various sister companies? Well-known AAA console game studio requires a Technical Director for an international role that requires travel. Excellent benefits and career progression opportunities.
Senior AI Programmer, South England, £55,000 – £65,000
Award-winning game studio is looking for an experienced AI programmer to work on a well-known franchise. New IP’s in the works as well as fast career progression and great staff benefits!
AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – want to join our team?
Recruitment Consultant for the 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
Game of The Month – A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure stealth game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 14th 2019.
The plot follows the story of two siblings, Amicia and her younger brother Hugo, fighting to survive during the first phase of the Hundred Years War and Black Death in France. The player assumes control of Amicia from a third-person perspective and for the majority of the game, combat is avoided and stealth is used to avoid hostile encounters. The game is a series of survival puzzles, where you will need to scare away hordes of hungry rats in order to gain access to new areas or direct them towards murderous knights. You can craft many different types of special ammunition and supplies, which include fire-starting sulfur stones that ignite braziers, and this game is bound to keep you entertained for many hours.
Fibbing on CVs hits an all-time high
Recruitment Grapevine recently highlighted an interesting report wherein it was reported by Fox Business that this generation has the highest percentage of people telling lies on their CV in comparison with all previous generations. A recent GoBankingRates.com survey of over 1000 people across various age groups discovered that Generation Z (born between 1996 and 2000, who are entering the job market now) are twice as likely to tell fibs on their CV than Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996), with a whopping 11% admitting to it. The main areas where lies are told are work experience, dates of employment, references and education.
As recruiters, the onus falls on us to represent candidates in their best light and to ensure data represented is true and accurate, lest we be accused of fraud. As reference checking requires permission and should only be done on receipt of an offer, we rely on cross-referencing CVs with LinkedIn and other free-to-use social media sites.
And there are serious consequences; The Argus recently reported that a Mathematics teacher in Coventry has just been banned from teaching for lying on his CV about his degree after he was in the role for 12 months. Last year a cleaning lady received a 10 year jail sentence (suspended) for lying on her CV and other cases that spring to mind are the Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson who in 2012 was fired after 4 months when it was found he lied about his education, and of course, James White; last year’s Apprentice Winner, who was fired from a previous job for lying on his CV.
What are your thoughts; is lying on a CV a necessary evil to get your foot in the door, or should it be punishable by law as fraud?