Living and Working in Brighton

Brighton, Brighton, Brighton. Where to start? This is the most vibrant seaside resort in England and a high point in any visit to the region.

In summer its pebbled shoreline throngs with sunbathers and beachside bars fizzle with energy and music. A multitude of trendy restaurants, slick boutique hotels and shops catering to every taste jam the streets leading back from the sea. The city’s nightlife is legendary and more concentrated than its rivals in London and Manchester. Family fun, high-brow culture, an exuberant gay population and cutting-edge club scene all mingle into one good-time getaway not to miss.

Don’t listen to the folk that call Brighton little London-on-the-Sea. However cosmopolitan it has become, this is a place with a character and quirkiness all its own. It has embraced the outlandish ever since the Prince Regent built his party palace here in the 19th century. And these days anyone can join in the fun. Celebrities rub shoulders with dreadlocked hippies, drag queens party next to designer-clad urbanites, couples stroll past fishermen and kids toddle around the tables of coffee-quaffing media types. It’s a city with a devil-may-care attitude: from its edgy cool underbelly to its hedonistic highs, its chic gloss to its seedy Soho glam, its candy floss frolics to its Bohemian detachment. Mix all its flavours together to get one heady cocktail, and a place for everyone in the shaker.

Available Jobs


We always want to hear from people who love making great games! If you cannot find a role suitable for you, don’t worry, send us your CV and we will contact you should a suitable position arise. Email us jobs@westpierstudio.com

Please No Agencies: Unless specifically requested West Pier Studio does not accept unsolicited CVs or applications from recruitment agencies. Any unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a “free gift” and the property of West Pier Studio, any Terms & Conditions associated with the use of such CV’s will be considered null and void.

C#.NET Developer – Server-Side Support

West Pier Studio is a recognised Brighton based SME who develop high-quality technology and gaming applications. We are currently partnered with one of the world’s leading online gaming companies, as well as the world’s leading construction connector manufacturer.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for a C# .NET Developer to support our back-end cloud-based services for our interactive 3D design software. This is a highly autonomous role, working within our Brighton based Unity team. We are looking for developer capable of providing requirements analysis, configuring infrastructure, as well as implementing the web API solutions to support our applications.

Your Responsibilities
• Ownership of technical documentation relating to specific project architecture, design and configuration, whilst establishing deployment and protocol guides.
• Delegating development or testing tasks when fast changing requirements occur.
• Maintain code quality, organisation and automation.
• Participating and leading design decisions as they relate to server resources, infrastructure, capacity planning and overall systems architecture.
• Planning deployment schedules to avoid or minimise service down-time.
• Monitoring and reporting server and systems load, extracting and interpreting logs for reporting issues to QA and technical support.
• Requirement analysis and collaboration with internal and external teams.
• Configuring, upgrading and maintaining our existing systems.

Your Skills
• Proficient in C# and the .NET framework, plus Windows and Linux server platforms
• An in-depth knowledge and understanding on SQL (our existing systems use MySQL)
• Some exposure to Entity Framework
• Some knowledge of PHP
• The ability to quickly adapt or switch focus to more important projects or tasks
• We also value good initiative and the ability to work hard under pressure in a dynamic multi-disciplined team environment.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements.
• Enviable central Brighton location, a short walk from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station.
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere.
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more.
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee.

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Front-End Web Games Engineer

Working with one of the world’s leading online casinos, West Pier Studio has created a portfolio of highly successful games enjoyed by millions around the world. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company to work on global titles – so if you are sharp minded and passionate about making great games, get in touch!

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for a Front-End Engineer to join our team of dedicated game developers. You will be working closely with other engineers, as well as our teams of artists and testers to help design, prototype, and create games for a wide variety of desktop and mobile platforms.

The skills we look for include;
• Understanding of object-oriented ES5/ES6 JavaScript
• Optimising performance for a range of hardware specifications
• Experience with version control (Git)
• A creative mindset with a keen eye for detail
• Ability to quickly react and respond to client feedback

Experience with any of the following technologies would be useful;
• Typescript
• PixiJS/Phaser or other graphics engines
• Spine
• Node
• Build tooling (Gulp, Webpack)
• Gambling Industry experience

Depending on experience, or willingness to learn, the role may broaden to include technologies outside of JavaScript. This could include Back-End development, or native game development on mobile platforms. Experience with any of the following would be a bonus;

• Swift
• SpriteKit
• Java 8
• Java Spring
• ASP.NET
• Unit Testing

We also value good initiative and the ability to work independently and in small teams.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Slot Designer

West Pier Studio is a developer of engaging slots / casino games for one of the world’s largest and entertaining online gaming companies.

Founded by a team of experienced games developers, West Pier partnered with Gamesys and its portfolio of the most recognized ventures in the industry, including Jackpotjoy, Virgin Games, Virgin Casino and Monopoly Casino.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company on global titles, so if you’re sharp-minded and passionate about making great games, please get in touch.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We’re looking for an experienced and talented Slot Designer to work on our slots and casino games, where you will design and help deliver fun, innovative, and competitive products.

Responsibilities:
• Design fun, innovative and competitive products.
• Work with the team to clearly define all aspects of the game, including gameplay, premise, animation, sound, art style, etc
• Manage the game design documentation and process
• Work with the Studio to develop a collaborative vision of the product’s art direction
• Work with the mathematicians in realising your vision

Requirements:
• 3+ years designing slots and casino games
• Designed successful slot games, including multi-bonus slot games
• Extensive knowledge of real money or social casino games and player psychology
• Familiarity with game play features of current casino video and mechanical slots
• Advanced Excel skills
• Passion for gaming; avid gamer with solid understanding of game development and game genres
• Ability to multi-task and work on more than one game at a time

Additional Information
This is a freelance contract role based in our Brighton office, contracts range from 6 – 12 months, permanent positions are also available to the right candidates.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

QA Engineer

We are looking for an aspiring QA Engineer to join our in-house Slots & Casino team.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
This is an excellent position for an aspiring  QA engineer who has a love of gaming and creating a fantastic experience for players. Maintaining our portfolio of slots and casino games across different websites you will collaborate daily with developers and product owners within a cross-functional agile team to deliver new features and improvements, helping to achieve a high quality product that offers one of the best player experiences in the market.

Responsibilities
• Ensure each release delivers quality to the customer, whilst meeting business requirements.
• Run regression test suites against features for front end and back end stories.
• Liaise and coordinate with external testers.
• Make sure that API documentation and tests are consistent.
• Maintain, update and edit test suites in our test case management tool.
• Keep track of bug statistics, such as number of open bugs, closed bugs and trends.
• Collaborate with other key stakeholders for the feature you are working on e.g. Product Managers, Technical Architects and Designers.
• Work with developers and POs to ensure that automated tests written provide sensible coverage.

Required Skills
• Proficient at writing, executing and maintaining test cases.
• Demonstrable knowledge of browser developer tools.
• Both Desktop and Mobile Testing experience.
• Team collaboration using agile methodologies.
• Experience with test case management tools, such as TestRail.
• Have the ability to come up with test strategies to catch visual and auditory bugs.
• Able to perform efficient and productive exploratory testing.
• Good experience on Integration and End to End server side/database testing using API/SQL.

Desirable Skills
• Games testing experience.
• Familiarity with slots and gambling mechanics.
• Manual and automated testing of both front and back end features.
• Experience with agile project management tools such as JIRA.
• Experience with Git.
• Continuous delivery tools like GoCD.
• ISTQB certification in Software Testing, or proven experience of a problem solving approach to the testing process.

The Person
• Passionate about games and delivering a fun and frustration free experience.
• A dependable person, who delivers consistent quality.
• A lateral thinker, who can solve problems using creative reasoning.
• You will collaborate well within a team environment and develop relationships with the other teams and stakeholders in your area.
• Proactively seek out areas of inefficiency within the scope of the role, taking action to make continuous improvements.
• A curious person who learns and improves their professional skills.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

2D Spine Animator / Motion Graphics Artist

Working with one of the world’s leading casinos, West Pier Studio has developed a portfolio of exciting and highly successful games, enjoyed by millions of players around the world.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company on global titles, so if you’re sharp-minded and passionate about making great games, please get in touch.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for a 2D Animator / Motion Graphics Artist to join our Slots and Casino team. Working on our latest games, you will collaborate daily with other artists and developers and be responsible for creating a wide variety of 2D Animations, Character Animations and Motion Graphics from concept to final implementation.

This is an excellent position for an experienced or aspiring Animator / Artist. The role is ideally suited to a freelancer prepared to work within our office, full-time / permanent position may also be available to the right candidate.

Essential Skills
• Experience with Spine or similar 2D animation tools
• 2D Digital Animation
• Motion Graphics
• Character animation
• Story Boarding

Desired
• Experience in the gambling or games industry
• Traditional Key-frame Animation
• Traditional Painting
• Digital Painting
• 3D
• Audio Design

Software
• Spine
• After Effects
• Photoshop
• Adobe Creative Suite

Your Profile
• Collaborates effectively with other team members
• Work with your own initiative and are accountable for your deliverables, within the team’s guidelines
• Can estimate and agree deadlines

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

2D Artist / Illustrator

Working with one of the world’s leading casinos, West Pier Studio has developed a portfolio of exciting and highly successful games, enjoyed by millions of players around the world.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company on global titles, so if you’re sharp-minded and passionate about making great games, please get in touch.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for a 2D Artist / Illustrator to join our Slots and Casino team. Working on our latest games, you will collaborate daily with other artists and developers and be responsible for creating a wide variety of digital artwork, ranging from environment and character art, logos and UI elements from concept to final implementation.

This is an excellent position for an experienced or aspiring 2D Artist. The role is ideally suited to a freelancer prepared to work within our office. Full-time / permanent position may also be available to the right candidate.

Required Skills
• All round excellence in design and digital illustration.
• Digital painting
• An ability to generate quick concepts and realize ideas.
• Have a very creative and imaginative mind-set
• Eye for composition and colour.
• Possess a stunning and up to date portfolio.
• Examples of self-initiated projects.
• An understanding of multi-platform development.
• Ability to follow existing styles and brand guidelines.

Technical Skills  
• Adobe creative cloud
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• Flash

Desirable Skills  
• Games UI experience and game logo creation.
• Understanding and experience with 2D animation.
• After effects
• 3D

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Graphic Designer / UI Artist

Working with one of the world’s leading casinos, West Pier Studio has developed a portfolio of exciting and highly successful games, enjoyed by millions of players around the world.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company on global titles, so if you’re sharp-minded and passionate about making great games, please get in touch.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for a Graphic Designer / User Interface Designer (UI) to join our Slots and Casino team. Working on our latest games, you will be responsible for the graphical and user interface designs, logos and UI elements from concept to final implementation.

This is an excellent position for an experienced or aspiring Graphic Designer / UI Artist. The role is ideally suited to either a Freelancer prepared to work within our office or someone looking for a Full-time / permanent position.

Required Skills
• All round excellence in Graphic Design.
• Casino or Casual / Social Games UI experience.
• A portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of Game UI and Graphic Design work.
• An understanding of multi-platform development.
• An ability to generate quick concepts and realise ideas.
• Ability to adapt to a broad range of artistic styles.
• Ability to follow existing styles and brand guidelines.

Technical Skills  
• Adobe creative cloud
• Illustrator
• Photoshop

Desirable Skills  
• Gambling Industry experience or a genuine interest in playing slots and or casual / social games.
• Games production experience, with at least one published gaming or casual / social game title.
• Understanding and experience with 2D animation.
• After effects
• 3D

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Java Developer

Working with one of the world’s leading casinos, West Pier Studio has developed a portfolio of exciting and highly successful games, enjoyed by millions of players around the world.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company on global titles, so if you’re sharp-minded and passionate about making great games, please get in touch.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
This is an excellent position for an experienced or aspiring game developer. We are looking for a server side game developer with Java experience to join our Slots and Casino team. Working on a brand new Remote Gaming System, you will collaborate daily with our front end developers and be responsible for creating server side code for our fun and beautiful games.

Responsibilities
• Design and develop slots and casino server side game code
• Work directly with the front end team in implementation
• Establish and implement tools and processes
• Actively participate in design

Essential Skills
• Core server side Java 8 development
• Spring framework
• Robust code tested with good development testing practices, such as unit and integration testing
• Source control software, such as git
• Build tools, such as Maven
• Good understanding of software development principles and design patterns

Desired
• Experience in the gambling or gaming industry
• Working on high-volume websites
• Comfortable with unix style commands
• Concurrent programming and threading
• Relational databases and SQL
• University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field

Your Profile
• Collaborates effectively with other team members
• Work with your own initiative and are accountable for your deliverables, within the team’s guidelines
• Can estimate and agree deadlines
• Embrace best software engineering practices and tools; TDD, CI, SOLID etc
• Understanding of software development life-cycle, Agile software design principles and build processes

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Unity3D Programmer

We are looking for experienced C# Developers with Unity 3D to work on a variety of projects in an Agile development environment.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for experienced C# Developers with Unity 3D to work on a variety of projects in an Agile development environment. The roles will likely entail working in various areas of the projects, including UI, 2D and 3D tools and rendering code. We also integrate tightly with back-end services, therefore experience of working with PHP, ASP .NET and .NET services and databases is also beneficial.

Skills Range
The ideal candidate will have strong C# knowledge and experience, a good working knowledge of Unity 3D, experience with version control systems and a good understanding of 3D graphics and vector maths. A good understanding of software architecture and design is also a must.

• C# and Unity 3D
• Good knowledge of object-oriented coding principles essential
• A good appreciation of effective user interface design

Additional Information
This is a full-time contract role based in our Brighton office, contracts range from 6 – 12 months, permanent positions are also available to the right candidates.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Slot Mathematician / Designer

West Pier Studio is a developer of engaging slots / casino games for one of the world’s largest and entertaining online gaming companies. Founded by a team of experienced games developers, West Pier partnered with Gamesys and its portfolio of the most recognized ventures in the industry, including Jackpotjoy, Virgin Games, Virgin Casino, Monopoly Casino, Sun Bingo, Botemania, Starspins, Tropicana Atlantic City, Caesers, Fabulous Bingo and Heart Bingo.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We’re looking for an experienced Slots Mathematician to work on our slot / casino game math, where you will be expected to drive the game math and feature strategy on emerging game models and mechanics.

Responsibilities:
• Create mathematical models for slot / casino games
• Create and adapt game features, new ideas
• Tune and model using Excel
• Work with developers to test and verify game math model simulations
• Analyse metrics / feedback to derive insights and adjust game designs accordingly
• Remain up-to-date with casino game design trends
• Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and providing specifications for other members of team

Requirements:
• 3+ years designing mathematical models for slot and casino games
• Designed mathematical models for at least 3 successful slot games, including multi-bonus slot games
• Extensive knowledge of real money or social casino games and player psychology
• Advanced Excel skills
• Programming experience in the area of probability and statistics in an object-oriented language, • such as C++, Java, or C#
• Passion for gaming; avid gamer with solid understanding of game development and game genres
• Strong understanding of game balance and game pacing
• Ability to multi-task and work on more than one game at a time
• Bachelors Degree in Math, Statistics, Economy, Engineering, or Computer Science; or demonstrated expertise in combinatorics, probability, and statistics

Additional Information
This is a freelance contract role based either remotely or in our Brighton office, contracts range from 6 – 12 months, permanent positions are also available to the right candidates.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Graduate Programmers

From lead positions through to graduate level we are looking to fill a number of broad reaching roles. We are currently engaged with a number of partners with our work ranging from Native Mobile development, Unity 3D and HTML5.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking to fill a number of broad reaching graduate roles. We are currently engaged with a number of partners with our work ranging from Native Mobile development, Unity 3D and JavaScript.

The successful candidate will join an experienced development team and will gain industry-leading experience on various emerging platforms.

Skills Range
Whilst we do not expect experience in all of the skills listed below, this is representative of the requirements of our active and upcoming projects.

• Good knowledge of object-oriented coding principles essential
• Unity 3D with C#
• C#
• JavaScript
• Strong 2D Maths
• C++ and Objective-C
• iOS and Android development

We also value good initiative and the ability to work hard under pressure in a dynamic multi-disciplined team environment.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

User Interface / User Experiance Designer

We are looking for a super talented User Interface Designer (UI) with a solid understanding of User Experience (UX) to help us design and develop fantastically brilliant multi-platform games for one of the world’s leading casinos.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
We are looking for a super talented User Interface Designer (UI) with a solid understanding of User Experience (UX) to help us design and develop fantastically brilliant multi-platform games for one of the world’s leading casinos.

Required Skills
• Experience creating UI Design, Motion Graphics and UX
• Experience in developing for web and mobile platforms
• A portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of UI and Graphic Design work
• Awareness of current design trends
• Ability to adapt to a broad range of artistic styles
• Ability to create quality 2D animations
• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash

Desirable Skills
• Gambling Industry experience or a genuine interest in playing slots and or casual / social games
• Games production experience, with at least one published gaming or casual / social game title

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development – A great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
• A friendly, creative and focused office atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as lunchtime board games, Poker nights, Cheese boards, Escape Rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery and healthy snacks, with locally roasted coffee
• Free Eye Tests
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre – 2 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Brighton Rail Station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE