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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.

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.

Technical Artist

HARDlight is looking for a technical artist to join the team. You will be involved with all the projects the studio concurrently works on, striving to help deliver game art of the highest quality. No two days will be the same as we are a relatively small team so the technical artist will be working in many areas of each game. We understand finding a candidate with experience in every area this role requires may be hard so we are happy to hear from people who are driven and can step up and learn new skills. This role will suit someone who can work independently and proactively.

Character Artist

SEGA HARDlight is looking for a 3D character games artist to focus on in game real-time characters and renders for marketing art across our live games and new projects.

The ideal candidate should understand how to take a concept to build efficient characters that work on mobile but can also scale that up and present extremely high-quality renders for marketing and frontend use. You will enjoy and be comfortable working on a range of stylized and realistic characters, working independently and in a team and able to manage your time effectively.

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.

Senior 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.

Junior Software Engineer
(Automation)

As a Junior Software Engineer specialising in Automation you will be instrumental in project success and driving company technology forward. You will be expected to adhere to, and actively encourage, good software engineering practices and company technology standards. You will have a passion and understanding of best practice in automated software testing, you’ll help enhance our automated test frameworks, and you’ll ensure our software is robust and performant (e.g. unit testing, load testing, continuous integration).

Experienced Software Engineer (Automation)

As a Software Engineer specialising in Automation you will be instrumental in project success and driving company technology forward. You will be expected to adhere to, and actively encourage, good software engineering practices and company technology standards. You will have a passion and understanding of best practice in automated software testing, you’ll help enhance our automated test frameworks, and you’ll ensure our software is robust and performant (e.g. unit testing, load testing, continuous integration).

Lead Software 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. 

Community Developer

 

As a Community Developer, you will act as the voice of our players within the studio. The Community Developer will support our games throughout their life-cycle, focusing on the player engagement post-launch as we move into the Live Operations stage of development. You will work with our developers to promote the content that they create, offering your expertise in social media and community engagements to ensure that when we get excited about what we are doing, our players can too! 

Senior Software Engineer

As a Senior Software 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 ensuring collaboration among the rest of the engineering team to best conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture. 

Experienced Software Engineer

As an Experienced Software 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

Lead Artist

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

You will be hands on, 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.  

Senior Artist

As a Senior Artist here at HARDlight 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 a benchmark for artistic excellence.  

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