November 2018

This is the Datascope jobs update for November 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

Jobs in Games – Latest
One additional opportunity
Game of the Month
Training Manager Writes

 

JOBS IN GAMES – LATEST

 

Art & Animation

 

Mobile Art Team Lead – London – £65-75k + Benefits/Relocation

My client is searching for an experienced artist who will work closely with the product owner, designers and engineers to establish the production pipeline. This is a hands-on position and you will be responsible for creating a lot of art and also mentoring your team. You should have at least one shipped game title as a lead artist or an art director.
Contact: Michael@datascope.co.uk

 

Senior Environment Artist – Remote – £44-46k + Benefits/Relocation

My client is searching for a talented environment artist who will be responsible for creating high-quality assets and environments. You will work closely to production schedules and work with outsourced vendors as well as provide feedback within the art team to improve. This studio has over ten years of experience in creating many top-tier games. Strong benefits and holiday package offered as well as the ability to work from home.
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

 

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Game Designer – Germany – up to €55k

This role will be joining a small team, working on a very exciting brand-new game, from the very beginning. This great studio is developing a new console title, a hard-core, combat game. 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.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

 

Games Designer – Brighton – Mobile
A great new mobile game designer role in Brighton, this is a very hands-on role, using unity directly, working on a mobile title. Responsible for producing game-design documents and creating balanced fun game systems. You would be joining a team which has already produced some successful mobile titles.
Contact: natalie@datascope.co.uk

 

Senior F2P Game Designer – London – £40-50K
F2P studio of over 100 seeks experienced Senior to take titles from prototype to launch to live service. Must have 3 yrs+ F2P, systems design and mentoring experience.
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

 

Production & Audio

 

Senior Producer – Nordic Country – €55k – €70k + benefits
This a very exciting role for a new mobile project in the Nordic area. Looking for candidates who have shipped successful mobile games and have strong leadership experience. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch!
Contact: lucy@datascope.co.uk

 

Producer – Midlands/South UK – £30-50k + benefits
Looking for a Producer for a great AAA games studio in the UK. If you have experience in a production role on AAA console or PC game as well as a good understanding of the development process, then please do get in touch!
Contact: daria@datascope.co.uk

 

Sales, PR & Marketing

 

Digital Marketing Manager – London – £70K
Legendary games company home to some of the most famous gaming franchises in the world looking for an experienced digital marketer to work on their online growth and acquisition of the titles.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

 

Lead QA Tester – London – £35K
A top technology studio who are working on ground-breaking research with the potential to reshape the world with their work in AI and Deep Learning are looking for a new QA member.
Contact: mahyar@datascope.co.uk

 

Mobile Marketing Manager – Mobile Games, London – £28k to £40k
A top mobile studio is seeking an experienced mobile marketing manager to work on their live projects. You would develop mobile marketing strategies, product positioning and branding as well as monitoring live performance. Experience with user acquisition and ASO would be highly beneficial.
Contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

 

German Community Manager – Games, Brighton – £36k
Our client is a major publisher and are seeking to add a native German speaker to their European community team in Brighton. You would have several years of community management experience, with good English skills and any other European languages beneficial.
Contact: adam@datascope.co.uk

 

Programming

 

Senior Unity Programmer – Barcelona – €45,000 + Benefits
This up-and-coming game studio, based in downtown Barcelona, are on the hunt for an experienced Senior Unity Developer. The ideal candidate will have terrific knowledge of C# and Unity.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

 

Render Programmer – England – £70,000 + Benefits
Well established studio based in the South of England. Seeking a Render Programmer with experience working on AAA game titles. Has an in-depth knowledge of C++ and Game Engines.
Contact: david@datascope.co.uk

 

Online Programmer, Nordics, £55,000
We are looking for an Online Programmer for a well-known console/PC game development studio based in the Nordics to work on a brand new MMO IP. You’ll need client-server experience and strong C++.
Contact: stefan@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: kane@datascope.co.uk

 

Gameplay Programmer – Manchester – £70,000 DOE + Benefits

AAA Game studio are looking for a talented C++ Gameplay Programmer to join their studios in Manchester for a permanent position. Ideally you will have experienced the full development cycle of a shipped title and be familiar with UE4

Contact: kane@datascope.co.uk

 

 

 

AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – want to join our team?

Games Recruiter  – Graduates with ambition.

West End of 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 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 – Darksiders III

Darksiders III is an upcoming hack and slash action-adventure video game being developed by American studio Gunfire Games and will be published by THQ Nordic. It is a sequel to Darksiders II and the third entry in Darksiders series. The game is scheduled for release on November 27th 2018 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 

The game takes parallel to the events of the previous games in what is described as a dilapidated, war-torn planet Earth. It follows the protagonist Fury, rider of the Black Horse, sister Horseman of the Apocalypse, and one of the last of the Nephilim, in her quest to hunt down and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins, as ordered by the Charred Council. The game will feature a levelling system and a crafting system and according to the developer, the threads of the games world will grow stronger as the player progresses through the story, matching Fury’s’ power every time a deadly sin is defeated.

 

You can find out some more information on the game and order at https://darksiders.com/. You can also watch an interview with Reinhard Pollice (Executive Producer) as he discusses the game in more detail at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6pz0_zch_M. Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

Michael

 

 

Stefan’s Blog 

What’s the deal with Brexit? 

Brexit. Just the word has been enough to dissuade candidates away from jobs in the UK, but there’s finally some good news for us in regards the games industry and staffing.

The recent 585-page draft proposal includes little changes to the state of foreign labour until the end of December 2020, where transitioning between the UK and the EU will remain unchanged, but by 2021 every foreign worker in the UK will need a residence document. The draft also states that arrangements will be made for temporary entry for business purposes and visa-free short term visits (like for interview).

So, for any of those fortunate enough to be fielding Brexit questions from potential hires; at the moment nothing is going to change until 2021. A promise of simplified applications forms for residence is underway and visas won’t be affected in any way just yet.

Obviously this is still a draft proposal so watch this space for an update early next year.

An outline of the document can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756378/14_November_Outline_Political_Declaration_on_the_Future_Relationship.pdf