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.
We offer Bupa private health and dental care for you and your family.
Our benefit package is designed so that our employees have access to a whole host of schemes including; matched pension, gym membership, ride to work scheme, electric car scheme, in house yoga and massage, critical illness cover and group life insurance.
Mental, Physical and Financial Health
HARDlight are committed to supporting mental, financial and physical wellbeing and therefore have a suite of support for all our employees.
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.
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.
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The Data Analyst will work in the analytics team on games by SEGA Europe’s mobile studio, HARDlight. As part of the studio’s Live Operations team, you would be responsible for developing queries of game data and producing visualisations to inform and assist the whole studio on the performance of existing and in-development games. You would be working closely with all parts of the studio to identify and track both Key Performance Indicators and detailed feature data to provide insight into what will deliver business impact and further engage our customers.
Junior Quality Assurance Technician – FTC
SEGA HARDlight is looking for a Junior QA Technician to join our diverse and talented team. This is a great opportunity to level up your skills as you work across our current and future projects. You will work across the portfolio of titles we have at HARDlight, both before and after release they are released to ensure that any issues are found and communicated to the team.
Game Designer - Character Team
HARDlight are looking for a Game Designer for our new Character Team working on Sonic Forces.
As the key designer integrating new characters in the game, you’ll be responsible for creating power-up abilities, balancing the roster of characters and introducing new systems that build on the existing acquisition mechanics in the game.
Exp/Snr 3D Character Artist - Character Team
We are looking for a Character Artist to join the character team on our successful live F2P games.
You’ll be creating fun, vivid and efficient in-game character models alongside high-detailed marketing renders of your new creations. You love collaborating and helping drive forward new characters that will resonate with our large active community and millions of players - come and help our games reach their full potential!
Game Artist - Character Team
As a generalist you’ll be creating art that covers a wide range of game art challenges. This is a role that will suit an artist who loves to do a bit of everything! You'll be comfortable creating 3D models, 2D art or particle effects in engine and everything in between.
If you don’t quite have all the experiences we are looking for, then this is a role that will allow you to grow your range of game art skills. This role is open to talented juniors, experienced or senior game artists.
Lead UI Artist
SEGA HARDlight is looking for a Lead UI Artist or a seasoned Senior UI artist with the propensity to lead our small but talented UI team, splitting your time across team management and creating art.
You will champion the UI team and studio values by empowering them - giving the team ownership and trust to deliver on their commitments while developing their skills and helping with their personal development.
Senior UI Artist
A fantastic opportunity for a Senior UI Artist to join a highly creative UI team here at HARDlight to work on world famous IPs and original titles in development.
You’ll work closely with the game teams, bringing your creative vision and passion to create intuitive, fun and visually stunning UI across mobile, PC and console titles.
We develop in small teams, so you’ll have a lot of independence, ownership and variety throughout each project. As a senior, you’ll be a key pillar of the game and UI teams.
Experienced / Senior UI/UX Artist
We are looking for an Experienced or Senior UI/UX artist to join our Sonic Mobile projects.
In an industry that thrives on its user interactions, candidates will be expected to help create high fidelity and visually stunning game interfaces to deliver the best player experience possible.
The ideal candidate is someone who can drive, understand, and enjoy the whole design process of a game – from initial UX design, visual concepting, creating final assets, and implementing them in Unity.
Exp/Snr Software Engineer - Character Team
We're looking for a Software Engineer to take charge of our game character pipeline for our live F2P games. Setting up new game characters & power-ups as well as optimising the runtime to deal with a large roster of game characters. You should enjoy live-ops driven F2P games and understand what makes them tick. Our games are played by millions of people weekly with a large active community - come and help our games reach their full potential.
Junior Software Engineer
We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer who will be a key member of our game development team here at SEGA HARDlight working across our live free-to-play mobile games. With our live titles no two days will be the same with a variety of challenges to keep you engaged happening all the time. You will work collaboratively with the teams here at HARDlight to consistently push the boundaries of graphical fidelity on a wider range of formats.
Experienced Software Engineer
We are looking for an Experienced Software Engineer who will be a key member of our game development team here at SEGA HARDlight working across our live free-to-play mobile games. With our live titles no two days will be the same with a variety of challenges to keep you engaged happening all the time. You will work collaboratively with the teams here at HARDlight to consistently push the boundaries of graphical fidelity on a wider range of formats.
Senior Software Engineer
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who will be a member of our game development team, and a role model for junior team members at SEGA HARDlight. You will work across our mobile games and help us partner with other SEGA studios bringing world-renowned IP to consoles and new platforms. No two days will be the same with a variety of challenges to keep you engaged happening all the time.
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!