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Here at Playsport we are a passionate and hardworking team dedicated to making top quality games!

current roles

Game Designer

permanent position

The position

Playsport Games is looking for an experienced Game Designer to join our friendly games studio based in Guildford.

 

Duties

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your free-to-play design career in mobile: help create new games and work on highly successful live games at a leading games studio.

 

Your primary responsibilities will include:

 

  • Design gameplay experiences and game features that deliver strong player engagement, retention, and monetisation.
  • Create game content to delight players, and design and balance in-game economies to maximise game performance.
  • Write, review and give feedback on game/feature design documents, builds, and plans.
  • Participate as a key member of the production team focused on creative elements to guide projects from concept to launch and beyond.
  • Support the rest of the team throughout the product lifecycle with subject-matter expertise on mobile & social game design.
  • Brainstorming as a team and designing solutions when development teams run into challenges and need additional creative assistance.

 

Skills & Experience

We’re looking for a social, hard-working person who enjoys working in team with other people and is passionate and dedicated about his/her work. The ideal candidate will be strongly skilled in the following:

 

  • Experience designing F2P and/or micro-transaction-based published titles, preferably on mobile.
  • Strong knowledge of the mobile & social game space, with exceptional understanding of current design techniques to deliver excellent engagement, retention, and monetisation.
  • Strong grasp of mobile user-experience design, and ability to consider & empathise with many different types of players.
  • Creative problem solver, with proven ability to create compelling gameplay.
  • Relentlessly self-critical: always sees the pros and cons of each approach, and works tirelessly to improve design solutions. Prolific with high quality, well-thought-through proposals.
  • Able to balance between innovation and setting reasonable goals.
  • Drive, initiative and an ability to self-manage and prioritise effectively.
  • Great collaborator, with superb written and oral communication skills.
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The following skills are desirable but not essential:

 

  • Highly numerate, with a solid mathematical background, and experience designing virtual currencies and managing in-game economies.

 

Who we are

Playsport Games is a supportive and friendly games studio based in Guildford, where everyone plays a full and active role in developing top quality games!

We’re the creator of Motorsport Manager, a #1 game on the App Store and a top rated game on Steam.

We’re a passionate and hardworking team with a single aim: making top quality sports games.

As a small team, Playsport is a perfect place for talented developers. We’re looking for people who are excited to get close to the action and want to be deeply involved in the development of a quality game.

We’ve just moved into brand new custom built studio space in the heart of Guildford. It’s posh and there are plenty of nice pubs nearby.

 

Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cash Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

There are also plenty of other benefits from working for Playsport! We firmly believe that a creative and professional working environment should also be fun. We always have fridges stocked with complimentary drinks, regular deliveries of fresh fruit and snacks for all staff. Along with regular staff outings.

 

If this sounds like the role and environment for you then please email jobs@playsportgames.net with a copy of your CV along with a cover letter.

 

Before you apply, please keep in mind that this role is a full-time, permanent position based at our office in Guildford, UK, and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

Product Manager

permanent position

The position

Playsport Games is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our friendly games studio based in Guildford.

 

Duties

As the Product Manager of mobile games you will be responsible for supervising the development of world-class games for Smartphones. You will work with the development team to devise a production plan, budget and schedule for the games.

 

Your primary responsibilities will include:

 

  • Act as a liaison between the development staff and the production staff
  • Oversee a team of developers working on games
  • Follow an iterative, prototyped, agile development process where usability and play tests ensure the intended game quality
  • Create and maintain the roadmap of a portfolio of games
  • Develop and maintain schedules and budgets
  • Ensure deliverables are achieved efficiently
  • Schedule timely quality assurance and testing, test ports and oversee outsourced testing teams
  • Source external content (such as game audio and localization) and interface with third party providers
  • Ad-hoc tasks requested by management team to improve the performance of the mobile team

 

Skills & Experience

We’re looking for a social, hard-working person who enjoys working in team with other people and is passionate and dedicated about his/her work. The ideal candidate will be strongly skilled in the following:

 

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong experience in the management of game and/or entertainment products and services
  • Experienced, well versed and knowledgeable in agile development methodologies (Scrum)
  • Experience managing and owning multiple products
  • Deep understanding of the Smartphone and games industry
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to clearly articulate complex game development project issues
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Experience working with teams across different functions and geographical locations
  • Ability to evaluate development risks and create contingency plans
  • BA or BSc degree or equivalent
  • Self motivated, with good organisational skills and close attention to detail

 

The following skills are desirable but not essential:

 

  • Management, technical or artistic background is a plus

 

Who we are

Playsport Games is a supportive and friendly games studio based in Guildford, where everyone plays a full and active role in developing top quality games!

We’re the creator of Motorsport Manager, a #1 game on the App Store and a top rated game on Steam.

We’re a passionate and hardworking team with a single aim: making top quality sports games.

As a small team, Playsport is a perfect place for talented developers. We’re looking for people who are excited to get close to the action and want to be deeply involved in the development of a quality game.

We’ve just moved into brand new custom built studio space in the heart of Guildford. It’s posh and there are plenty of nice pubs nearby.

 

Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cash Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

There are also plenty of other benefits from working for Playsport! We firmly believe that a creative and professional working environment should also be fun. We always have fridges stocked with complimentary drinks, regular deliveries of fresh fruit and snacks for all staff. Along with regular staff outings.

 

If this sounds like the role and environment for you then please email jobs@playsportgames.net with a copy of your CV along with a cover letter.

 

Before you apply, please keep in mind that this role is a full-time, permanent position based at our office in Guildford, UK, and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

Junior Network Programmer

permanent position

 

Who we are  

Playsport Games is a supportive and friendly games studio based in Guildford, where everyone plays a full and active role in developing top quality games!
We’re a passionate and hardworking team with a single aim: making top quality sports games.

 

As a small team, Playsport is a perfect place for talented developers. We’re looking for people who are excited to get close to the action and want to be deeply involved in the development of a quality game.

 

We’ve just moved into brand new custom built studio space in the heart of Guildford. It’s posh and there are plenty of nice pubs nearby.

 

About you

 

We’re looking for an exceptionally hard-working person who wants to be in a job and team that they love and who is passionate and dedicated to their work. The ideal candidate will be a sociable, and fun individual who constantly strives to deliver the best standards for the benefit of both themselves and their colleagues.

 

Skills the role needs

 

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Capability to solve technical problems
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Sense of initiative
  • Sense of humour?
  • Strong work ethic
  • 1-2 years of C# or Java experience
  • Developed tools, apis or frameworks
  • Knowledge of network protocols TCP/UDP/HTTP/REST

 

Additional skills which are not essential

 

  • Unity 3D
  • Net Core or Mono
  • Playfab
  • Degree in Computer Science or games related courses
  • Service Fabric or Kubernetes
  • Microsoft Azure cloud or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Understanding of multithreaded programming
  • Jenkins or Team City
  • Ability to document code

 

Benefits

 

  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cash Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

There are also plenty of other benefits from working for Playsport! We firmly believe that a creative and professional working environment should also be fun.

 

If you like the sound of the above job, we’d love to hear from you! Please email jobs@playsportgames.net with a copy of your CV along with a cover letter.

 

Before you apply, please keep in mind that this role is a full-time, permanent position based at our office in Guildford, UK, and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

 

 

 

UI Artist

permanent position

 

Who we are  

 

Playsport Games is a supportive and friendly games studio based in Guildford, where everyone plays a full and active role in developing top quality games!

We’re a passionate and hardworking team with a single aim: making top quality sports games.

 

As a small team, Playsport is a perfect place for talented developers. We’re looking for people who are excited to get close to the action and want to be deeply involved in the development of a quality game.

 

We’ve just moved into brand new custom built studio space in the heart of Guildford. It’s posh and there are plenty of nice pubs nearby.

 

About you

 

We’re looking for an exceptionally hard-working person who wants to be in a job and team that they love and who is passionate and dedicated to their work. The ideal candidate will be a sociable, and fun individual who constantly strives to deliver the best standards for the benefit of both themselves and their colleagues.

 

Responsibilities 

 

  • Concept, design and pre-visualisation of frontend menus and UI elements to a brief provided by key stakeholders such as the art director and game designer
  • Creating production art assets and working closely with a front-end programmer to ensure they are implemented accurately in game
  • Meeting work targets and milestones deliverables in a high-pressured full production environment
  • Take a key role in our game’s visual identity, ensuring and pushing for exceptional quality
  • Take initiative on improving, streamlining, and developing art pipelines and documentation across the game
  • Have ownership and be responsible for your artwork
  • Work closely with other artists to ensure consistency and quality

 

Requirements:

 

  • Demonstrated ability to design UI for video games
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in games industry
  • Understanding of UI interaction design and UX pipelines and workflow
  • A highly positive proactive work ethic
  • Sense of humour?
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organization, problem solving and time management skills

 

Desirable not essential:

 

  • Experience implementing UI in to Unity
  • Experience with Mobile FTP games

 

Benefits –

 

  • 20 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Bright, comfy studio space in the heart of Guildford, the geekily glamorous Hollywood of games, just half an hour by train from central London
  • Regular outings, games/pub evenings and ad hoc socials
  • Endless supplies of tasty snacks (varying degrees of healthiness)
  • Daily trailblazing with a humble, hardworking team of good humans
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cash Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

There are also plenty of other benefits from working for Playsport! We firmly believe that a creative and professional working environment should also be fun. We always have fridges stocked with complimentary drinks, regular deliveries of fresh fruit and snacks for all staff.

There are also plenty of other benefits from working for Playsport! We firmly believe that a creative and professional working environment should also be fun.

 

If you like the sound of the above job, we’d love to hear from you! Please email jobs@playsportgames.net with a copy of your CV along with a cover letter.

 

Before you apply, please keep in mind that this role is a full-time, permanent position based at our office in Guildford, UK, and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

 

 

 

speculative application

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We are always on the look-out for talented individuals to join our team! If you think that you’d be a good fit then we’d love to hear from you.  Send an email with your CV and a covering letter.
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Playsport games is a small team located in Guildford, UK. We are proud to be the leading developer in our field.

We have a supportive and friendly studio culture where everyone plays a full and active roll in developing top quality games!

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We are highly-productive and self-accountable.
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It’s important—dare we even say essential —to have some fun at work.