This is our Datascope jobs update for November 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 Technical Artist, London, Mobile, £60,000 + Relocation/Benefits/Visa
This top mobile games studio based in London are currently looking to strengthen their team by adding a senior technical artist to their ranks. Using Unity, you would be ensuring all technical aspects of the artistic pipeline are efficiently executed for a brand new project.
Senior VFX Artist, Scandinavia, AAA, €50,000 + Relocation/Benefits/Visa
Our client, an ambitious AAA games studio based in Scandinavia, are currently looking for a talented VFX artist with great experience in creating realistic particle effects. You will be creating and implementing excellent visuals on some of the biggest and best AAA titles around.
Technical Animator, North England, AAA, £30,000 + Relocation/Benefits/Visa
This AAA games studio based in the north are currently in need of a Technical Animator to work on an exciting new project. You will work alongside the animation team and use Maya to design and develop animations into the UE4 engine. This is a great opportunity to work on a very ambitious project, alongside some top game developers.
Senior Technical Animator – Nordics – up to €60,000
This AAA studio is searching for an experienced to Senior Technical Animator to join the team. They are working on a new top-secret project for next-gen consoles. Looking for a Technical Animator who will create pipelines and tools for all animation needs, and to give valuable input to both artists and animators. Experience with C++ is needed.
Economy & Live Designer – Sweden – AAA
An established studio is looking for a designer to join the team, you will be working closely with all disciplines while developing and managing economy and monetization components. Also you’ll work to define KPIs and be heavily focussed on re-engaging players.
Level Designer – Midlands, UK – up to £38,000
The role is for a AAA games studio based in the Midlands, UK. I am looking for candidates who have worked on franchises and have experience doing mission design.
3D UX Designer – Sweden, AAA Studio – circa €45,000 package
The role is for an up-and-coming AAA games studio. I am looking for candidates with experience in prototyping UX and the ability to use 3D tools.
Senior UX Designer – Sweden – AAA
This role is for their first project – F2P co-op action title! For this position, you must have at least 5 years of UX in the games industry as well as unreal or other 3D engine exp
Production and Product Management
Producer – up to £50k – South UK
A great new role with a studio on the south coast. The successful candidate will work to maintain communication between various disciplines and with partner studios within the organisation. Ideally we want candidates with a positive mindset who have some experience as a games producer already.
Game Director/ Executive Producer – Barcelona, Spain – approx. 65-90k EUR
This role is for an exciting RPG project based in sunny Spain! For this position, you must have several AA or AAA games under your belt in a senior and/or exec role. Leadership skills are very important
Sales, Analytics & Marketing
Performance Director – Games, Stockholm, Sweden, competitive senior level package
Our client is developing a large-scale new AAA title and are seeking a leader to build monetisation, business intelligence, big data and analytics functions, working alongside the Head of Production and infrastructure team. You would develop business cases supported by data to drive positive game experiences and boost game performance. This role would suit someone with experience building and leading game business performance functions.
Digital Anthropologist – Games, Paris, France, 90k euros + bonus
A very unusual role for a researcher to map out the future of virtual economies in games and other spaces online. You will identify future service and product requirements that will arise and advise the company and its partners on how to define those products. This would suit sociologist, anthropological or similar research and user testing focused backgrounds, with an understanding of products and business being beneficial.
QA Project Lead, London, Up to £35k
If you have experience leading a QA project for mobile games and would like to join a thriving central-London studio give me a shout!
Senior Brand Manager, London, £65k
I’m on the lookout for brand managers with experience with Gaas/F2P games to join a world-famous studio’s London office. If that’s you then get in touch!
QA Specialist – Amsterdam – around 30k euros
A top games studio is seeking experienced PC and console QA testers, with both hardware and software testing experience. You would need a solid understanding of gameplay mechanics and fluent English.
Content Marketing Manager – Brighton/London – £50k
Our client is seeking an experienced Content Marketing Manager to create content strategies, contribute to marketing and feedback communications information such as player sentiment and feedback.
Associate Technical Director, Midlands, £70,000 + bonuses
Are you looking for a first time Technical Directors role? Experienced Lead Programmer or Manager required for an exciting new multiplatform game. Salary to £70,000.
Lead Unreal Engine 4 C++ Programmer, London, £90,000 + bonuses
We are looking for a UE4 evangelist who is looking for the next step up in their career. Lead this award winning team on their next ground-breaking AAA title and become the next projects Technical Director! Salary to £90,000 + bonuses
Senior Audio Programmer – Nordics – €65,000
My client is looking for a Senior Audio Programmer to join the team to work on a new IP. You will be developing tools and optimizing audio while working with the audio director and sound designers to make an extraordinary auditory experience.
Lead UI Programmer – Midland – £75,000
Hit titles that have topped the charts and manoeuvred their way into everyone’s homes, this trend-setting studio are looking to take on a seasoned Lead UI Programmer for their next ambitious project.
Senior Animation Programmer – South UK – £55,000
Long-standing studio that has solidified themselves as one of the cornerstones of the UK gaming industry. Requiring an experienced Senior Animation Programmer to join their team and bring a fresh new perspective.
Lead Engine Programmer – Spain – €90,000
Successful game studio in Spain are looking for a talented Lead Engine Programmer to take the helm of Engine Development for their upcoming titles. Looking for someone who is familiar with GPU architectures and has C++ and performance optimization experience.
Senior Graphics Programmer – Netherlands – €60,000
Rapidly expanding game studio based in the Netherlands are looking for a Senior Graphics Programmer to work on a highly anticipated title. Looking for someone with C++ and shader language experience. Ideally you will have worked on a Console/PC title before.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In my opinion games are an artform with no rival, the possibilities of exploration and experience are unmatched by any other medium. Nothing can absorb you like a brilliant game. Sometimes, however, you just want to slip into your pyjamas, slouch over the sofa and bang on a film. I asked the guys this month to choose a film they would love to see turned into a game!
Adam: The Thing – a horror survival FPS with a lonely, desolate Antarctic setting.
Anita: District 9 – You play as a hunter and you have to hunt and kill all the aliens. Sorry for the aliens, byeeee!
Daria: Fight Club – Because Brad Pitt.
David: Twister – Chasing tornados, being chased by tornados and trying to have a thriving business in the cut-throat industry that is storm chasing. Not only is it a unique ‘spin’ on survival horror game, you’re also given challenging objectives to complete. One life, no respawn.
Jonathan: Gladiator – I’d have my protagonist level up and fight through the ranks in an emotional, fierce journey to freedom.
Kane: Fast and Furious – Need 4 Speed meets GTA!
Lucas: Big Trouble in Little China – There are no limitations to what that game could be, especially on next-gen consoles. Everything would be bat sh*t crazy!
Stefan: Highlander – It would be an online PvP-style 3rd person action game. I’d love to see it become an eSport title.
Yasmine: The Addams Family – It would be based on the original film, a story-driven dark and funny experience.
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Early Christmas Deals!
In the spirit of Christmas and gaming, I feel it’s the right time to remind you all the 29th November is Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday. If you are in the market for a new Laptop or PC now is the time to start scouting those online deals! Many of the big retailers are already listing their deals early and one, in particular, will even give you cashback if you find the same equipment at a cheaper price within 7 days of your purchase. Make sure you give them a look early as stocks do run out!
If you want to score big, make sure to
1. Set your budget and stick to it
2. Use a price comparison website
3. Look out for discount codes
4. Sign up to member sites like Amazon Prime early even if you cancel after the free period