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.

Hybrid or Full-Time Remote

Looking for more freedom about when you can work and where you can work from. Here at West Pier Studio, we want our staff to be happy and therefore we are offering the chance for people to either work at home remotely or come and work in our office based in the centre of Brighton next to the beach! Our employees feel this gives them a great sense of freedom and variety in their work. Even if you’re not working in the office, we will still post out the occasion sweet treat and you can still access all of our team remotely!


 

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.

Lead or Senior Artist

West Pier Studio is an independent, UK based game studio specialising in the production of slots, casino and instant games. Working with one of the world’s leading online casinos, we have developed a portfolio of exciting and highly successful games enjoyed by millions of players around the world.

We are looking for an experienced Senior or Lead Artist to help us deliver the next generation of digital Slots and Casino products. Expanding our reach into the development of original IP, this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to work with an experienced and passionate team, who have developed over 100 titles.

Office or Hybrid options available

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com


Responsibilities: As a Lead or Senior Artist, you will design, lead and coordinate art production in collaboration with the creative director.
• Creation of style guides, concepts, art briefs and reference assets
• Establish workflows and pipelines
• Providing clear and constructive feedback
• Act with high motivation and strong commitment as a role model
• Understanding gaming trends by researching and playing games
• Opportunities to pitch innovative ideas for new game ideas / mechanics

Requirements:
• Qualification in Game Art / Graphic Design or equivalent work experience
• Games production experience, with at least one published gaming or casual / social game title.
• Proven work experience in leading a team
• Deep understanding of composition, layout and colours
• Extensive knowledge of current software packages (Adobe CC)
• Outstanding quality awareness
• Able to define and develop styles
• Team player with very good communication skills
• Strong understanding of game development and production in terms of technology and design
• Passion for games
• Ability to multi-task and work on more than one game at a time

Desirable Skills
• Gambling Industry experience or a genuine interest in playing slots and or casual / social games.
• Understanding and experience with 2D animation.
• 3D Design software

Additional Information
• Office / Hybrid working arrangement
• 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

JavaScript Game Developer

Working with one of the worlds 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!

We are looking for a Front-End JavaScript Engineer to join our team of dedicated game developers. Utilising technologies such as Typescript, Pixi, and Spine, you will be developing games for some of the top gaming websites in the world. You will be working closely with other engineers, as well as our team of artists and developers to help design, prototype, and develop these for a wide variety of desktop and mobile platforms.

Office or Hybrid options available

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com


The skills/experience you will need:
• Strong knowledge of object-oriented ES5/ES6 JavaScript
• Experience working on multiple hardware platforms
• Understanding of version control (Git)

Any of these technologies would be a real bonus:
• Typescript
• PixiJS/Phaser
• NodeJS
• Build tooling (Gulp, Webpack)
• WebGL Experience

What West Pier Offer
• Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote 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

Game Mathematician

West Pier Studio is an independent, UK based game studio specialising in the production of slots, casino and instant games. Working with one of the world’s leading online casinos, we have developed a portfolio of exciting and highly successful games enjoyed by millions of players around the world.

Working with an experienced and passionate team, who have developed over 100 products we are looking for a creative Game Mathematician to help us deliver the next generation of digital Slots and Casino products. Expanding our reach into the development of original IP. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to prototype and create new and innovative mechanics.

Office or Hybrid options available

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com


Responsibilities: As a Game Mathematician, you will design and create maths models for online slot and casino games, which involves:
• Work with product owners and designers to create new game ideas, and assure their feasibility
• Create math models using spreadsheets that highlight gaming probabilities and statistics
• Understanding gaming trends by researching and playing games
• Deliver successful gameplay experiences through creative balancing, simulations and prototypes
• Statistical analysis of models to categorise and verify the maths
• Opportunities to make prototype maths and pitch innovative ideas for new game ideas / mechanics

Requirements:
• Degree in Math, Statistics, Economy, Engineering, or Computer Science; or demonstrated expertise in combinatorics, probability, and statistics
• 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#
• Strong understanding of game balance and game pacing
• Ability to multi-task and work on more than one game at a time

Additional Information
• This is a freelance contract role based either remotely or in our Brighton office.

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

2D Artist / Illustrator

Working with one of the world’s leading online 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.

Office or Hybrid options available

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 realise 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

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

What West Pier Offer
• Office or Hybrid 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 online 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.

Office or Hybrid options available

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 senior Graphic Designer / UI Artist. There is flexibility within the role with either in-house / remote, full-time / contract positions available.

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.
• 3D

What West Pier Offer
• Office or Hybrid 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

Build Engineer – West Pier Studio

We are looking for a build engineer to take over some of our build and infrastructure tasks. Build delivery, testing and automation will be critical parts of the role. You will be working with our senior developers within our Brighton based Unity team, supporting our build and automation processes on the Unity projects.

Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote options available

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com


Responsibilities:
• Dealing with branch merging and management to ensure our product feature branches are kept up to date to provision relevant builds for QA and release
• Diagnosing build problems and fixing bugs in build releases
• Delivering builds for QA and release of our Unity projects across all of the supported platforms as required
• Liaising with QA to ensure the builds are in a fit state to demo to clients and to release
• Working with the infrastructure team to help develop unit testing and automation to assist with project delivery and deployments
• Assisting with asset pipeline support and other tools used by the project team
• Keeping build process documentation up to date

The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience with git or other source control software
• Proficient in C# and the .NET framework, we mainly use Windows server platforms on AWS servers
• Experience using Unity3D in a cross-platform environment
• Experience with any CI/CD tools like Jenkins, TeamCity, and Octopus Deplo

What West Pier Offer
• Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote 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

Junior C# .NET Developer

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.

Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote options available

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com


Job Description
We are looking for a junior level C# .NET Developer to support our back-end cloud-based services for our interactive 3D design software.

This will involve working with more senior developers within our Brighton based Unity team, supporting our back-end infrastructure and implementing the web API solutions to support our applications.

Responsibilities in this role
• Implementation and integration of new back-end API features. Client side C# work in Unity3D will be required for integration tasks
• Helping to maintain technical documentation relating to specific project architecture, design and configuration, whilst establishing deployment and protocol guides
• Maintain code quality, organisation and automation
• Participating in design decisions as they relate to server resources, infrastructure, capacity planning and overall systems architecture
• Monitoring and reporting server and systems load, extracting and interpreting logs for reporting issues to QA and technical support
• Configuring, upgrading and maintaining our existing systems

Desirable
• Proficient in C# and the .NET framework, we mainly use Windows server platforms
• A good knowledge and understanding of 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

What West Pier Offer
• Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote working arrangements
• Ongoing training with career development.
• 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

Unity3D Programmer

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

Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote options available

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

What West Pier Offer
• Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote 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.

Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote options available

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com


Job Description
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
• Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote 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