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Sega Hardlight - Careers Sega Hardlight - Careers

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.

Benefits

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.

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.

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.

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 Artist

As a UI Artist you are the driving force behind all our User Interface visuals. Your talent and attention to detail will be guiding our players through the games meta with crystal clarity and beautiful 2D and 3D artwork. Work within a small team of like-minded individuals and communicate your passion for games through stunning visuals and graphic design.

Senior UI Artist

As a HARDlight Senior UI Artist, you will work closely with all Production teams to concept, prototype and produce the UI for our games as well as developing 2D and 3D assets such as icons and illustrations for use in the games interface. In an industry that thrives on its user-interfaces, candidates will be expected to create high fidelity and visually appealing game user-interfaces to deliver the best end-user experience.

Technical UI Artist

As a HARDlight Technical UI Artist, you will work closely with the UI team 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. In an industry that thrives on its user-interfaces, candidates will be expected to create high fidelity and visually appealing game user-interfaces to deliver the best end-user experience.

UX Designer

You'll be responsible for ensuring product and feature designs in the studio are realised with a UX that is clearly understood and frictionless for players to engage with. You will work from initial design concepts, through the development cycle, collaborating with the design, UI and engineering teams to achieve best-in-class interaction flows and products.

3D Game Artist

SEGA HARDlight is looking for a 3D games artist to focus on environment and in-game art. You will help drive the artistic and world vision by creating highly compelling artwork that meets the visual and technical requirements of the game whilst serving as the benchmark for artistic excellence. 

The ideal candidate should possess a mobile first attitude with strong art direction and visual communication skills. They should also have experience in creating art for casual, cartoon, stylized and mid-core mobile games. We look for T-shaped candidates who excel in at least one discipline such as environment modelling and are also capable to help out on other related tasks if required. 

Lead Artist

As a Lead Artist you will be at the forefront of one of our new titles. You will drive both the artistic vision and the internal art team to produce high-quality assets through effective communication, accurate and detailed planning, and active mentorship.

 

You will set the bar for individual contributors by creating highly compelling artwork that meets the visual and technical requirements of the game whilst serving as the benchmark for artistic excellence and work ethic. The ideal candidate should possess a mobile first attitude with strong art direction and communication skills. They should also have experience in creating art for casual, cartoon, stylized and mid-core mobile games.

Junior Software Test Engineer

As a Software Testing Engineer you will be instrumental in project success and driving company technology forward. You will be expected to adhere to good engineering practices and company tech standards. You will have a passion and understanding of software testing best practice to ensure our software is robust (unit testing, load testing, continuous integration).

Experienced Software Test Engineer

As a Software Testing Engineer you will be instrumental in project success and driving company technology forward. You will be expected to adhere to, and actively encourage, good engineering practices and company tech standards. You will have a passion and understanding of software testing best practice to ensure our software is robust (unit testing, load testing, continuous integration).

Experienced Software Engineer

As an experienced engineer you will be instrumental in project success and driving company technology forward. You will be expected to adhere to, and actively encourage, good engineering practices and company tech standards.  Above all else, passion and enthusiasm for making games are essential! You care about the games we are making and how they can be better!

Senior Software Engineer

As a senior engineer you will be instrumental in taking game titles through development, to release and live operation. You will work as a key member of the engineering team to design and implement game systems and project features whilst collaborating with the Engineer Lead to conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture. 

Lead Engineer

As a lead engineer you will be essential in taking titles through development, to release and live operation. You will work as a key member of the engineering team to design and implement game systems and project features whilst ensuring collaboration among the rest of the engineering team to best conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture. 

Data Scientist

The Data Scientist role will work within SEGA’s HARDlight studio with a focus on mobile games. You’ll work closely with the game teams to produce actionable insights from data and machine learning models, provide ongoing analyses to assist live-ops and game leads, and ensure that the direction of ongoing development is backed up by metrics and behavioural data. You’ll be encouraged to take the initiative with analyses or Data Science products, to collaborate with other Data Scientists within SEGA of Europe’s studios, and to challenge assumptions and test hypotheses to help create the best experience for our players.

Project Manager

As a HARDlight Project Manager you will work directly alongside the Game Director and development team and liaise with external points of contact inside & outside of the business in order to help deliver our projects on time and to budget.

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