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Become part of the SEGA family

We all love playing video games, and delight in keeping the fun alive in an industry that has finally grown up. HARDlight is here for the long-term, enabling our team to build their lives whilst loving every step of our exciting exploration into the ever-expanding digital universe.

As the creative engine of all our success, our ambitious and talented team thrive on finding a new perspective and channeling the breadth of their creativity into perfection and pin-point detail. Whether that be the beauty of the digital worlds they create, or the tailored gameplay we place in the hands of our players.


Coffee being made in the studio

Flexible Working Hours

Our core working hours are between 10am and 4:30pm, allowing you to be flexible with your working day and maintain a good work/life balance.

Private medical insurance at benefit HARDlight

Private Medical Insurance

Hopefully you won't need it, but if you do it is there. Not only for you, but for your immediate family as well.

Season ticket loan to travel to Royal Leamington Spa

Season Ticket Loan

Save money with a train season ticket and with the loan spread the cost of your annual travel over the year.

Available Positions

Below are all the positions we currently have available at our studio. We strive to maintain the studio atmosphere we have created, a fun, open and engaging space to work in. Talent is very important in an application but someone’s personality will also play a large part in our considerations. We are looking for people to not only join, but enhance our studio.

If you think this is you, and there is a position which suits, then get applying.


Please click this link to view our Candidate Application Notice.

UI Technical Artist

As a mobile first studio we care a lot about our User Interfaces – they help our players engage with our games making them the multi-million download hits they are. We put great importance and effort on delivering artistic, technically brilliant and appealing interfaces, which is where you come in.  

As a HARDlight Technical UI Artist, you will work closely with the UI and game teams to prototype and implement the UI for our games within Unity’s UI toolset. You will bridge the gap between art and code and ensure the game UI is implemented efficiently and optimally on all devices.  


Senior UI Artist

A fantastic opportunity for a Senior UI Artist to join a highly creative UI team here at HARDlight. In an industry that thrives on its user interactions, candidates will be expected to create high fidelity and visually stunning game interfaces to deliver the best player experience possible  

You will work closely with the design and art teams to concept, prototype and produce the UI for our games as well as developing 2D assets such as icons and illustrations for use in the games interface.  

Live Producer - Sonic Mobile


As a HARDlight Producer/Project Manager you will work directly alongside the Game Directors and development teams, liaising with external points of contact inside & outside of the business in order to help deliver our projects to a high quality, on time and to budget.  

Lead Artist - Sonic Mobile

We are looking for a Lead Artist to take art ownership for all the live Sonic Mobile titles – Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Sonic Dash, and Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom.

You could be an Art Lead with a proven track record or a Senior Artist wanting to take on more responsibility – either way, this is a great opportunity to join our talented team of artists working on our much-loved Sonic IPs! 

Experienced or Senior Software Engineer (Porting)

We are looking for an Experienced/Senior Generalist Programmer who will not only be a key member of development, but also a role model for junior team members in our game porting projects at SEGA HARDlight. You’d be working closely with many different SEGA studios on new and existing IPs, to bring these much-loved titles to new platforms – including Google Stadia, Microsoft Game Pass, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo etc.

Speculative Application

Can’t see a role that fits your skills? Don’t worry, we’d still love to hear from you. Send us your CV and write an amazing cover letter - tell us why you’d be a great addition to our team!

We’ve got ambitious plans and we’re always looking for talented and motivated people to join our team!


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