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.

Lead QA – Quality Assurance Tester – Unity

We are looking for a Lead QA Tester to join our super talented Unity development team in Brighton. In this role, you will be involved in a range of diverse projects, varying from architectural applications, VR/AR, mobile gaming, and educational games whilst leading and executing all aspects of QA and testing in relation to Unity development.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
You will work directly with the development team and other testers to implement efficient QA processes. The QA Lead will be able to analyse development roadmaps, schedules, and sprint goals in order to determine the best test plan and determine what to test in relation to development prioritisation. As well as applying hands-on QA testing, the QA lead will support and manage the needs of other QA testers in the team.

Responsibilities
• Run test cycles on a per sprint and build release basis
• Establish and evolve formal QA processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices
• Oversee administrative aspects of software testing including establishing metrics and reports
• Develop and execute test cases, plans and procedures
• Diagnose defects and track them from discovery to resolution
• Partner with engineering teams to stay informed of new technologies and new features being introduced and to ensure that system components are designed for testability
• Develop deeper technical understanding of our development processes and products in development
• Respond to all requests from team members in a timely and professional manner
• Support other QA team members

Ideal Candidate Will Have
• 3+ years’ experience in the software quality field including prior hands-on quality engineering experience
• Ability to develop and execute test cases, plans and procedures to support various development methodologies
• Familiarity with the software development life cycle and test cycles; Sprint deliveries, Function and feature testing, Systems and backend services, Deployments and differences therein, User accounts, Stress & scale, Smoke & sanity checks
• Understanding of different format testing procedures, and deployment
• Understanding of existing QA best practices and methodologies to design, implement and automate processes
• Understanding of Jira and available tools for issue management
• Understanding of Unity in relation to latest code retrieval and running
• Experience coordinating with external QA resources and supporting QA resources within the team
• Detailed and effective written communication skills for documenting the features tested and bugs found
• Highly organised, detail oriented, extremely responsive and able to prioritise a large number of tasks
• Self-motivated, works well independently and with others

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working hours
• A competitive salary which is reviewed on an annual basis
• Company pension scheme provided by NEST
• Ongoing training with career development
• A friendly, creative and focused studio atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as board games, poker nights, cheese board Friday’s, escape rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery with healthy snacks and locally roasted coffee
• Free eye tests + standard glasses for display work
• Flu vaccinations are offered on a yearly basis
• A West Pier t-shirt is provided on the first day
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre, two minutes from the beach and five minutes from Brighton rail station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Project Manager – UNITY

West Pier Studio are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our Unity team to help develop, manage, and deliver projects to our clients.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Job Description
You will be responsible for managing and delivering multiple software projects throughout the project lifecycle in a client facing environment. The projects vary from architectural applications, VR/AR, mobile gaming, and educational games. Applicants must have excellent experience of Agile software development and JIRA for tracking bugs and providing project updates. This is a highly autonomous role and a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company in the vibrant city of Brighton. If you’re sharp-minded and passionate about technology, we’d like to hear from you.

Responsibilities
• Manage the complete life cycle and the update of interactive software projects
• Liaise with clients to manage expectations and to gather technical guidance
• Manage multiple projects in parallel within an Agile development environment
• Track and report on project status in conjunction with Jira
• Directly manage the software development team
• Run daily team scrums and sprint retrospectives
• Identify and act on obstacles that might prevent a team’s ability to achieve sprint targets and business targets
• Manage milestone delivery in line with user stories and client expectations
• Manage scope and development of back end services
• Continually gain an understanding of different development technologies
• Continually gain an understanding in design solutions and transpose into development backlogs

The Person
• Would have managed creative and technical teams working in Unity or similar
• Experience managing the production of interactive experiences, games and educational products, would be desirable but not essential
• Passionate about games and delivering a fun and good user experience
• A dependable person, who takes responsibility
• 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
• 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
• Technical background or technical understanding would be desirable

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible working hours
• A competitive salary which is reviewed on an annual basis
• Company pension scheme provided by NEST
• Ongoing training with career development
• A friendly, creative and focused studio atmosphere
• Regular in-house events and social outings, such as board games, poker nights, cheese board Friday’s, escape rooms and much more
• Weekly fruit delivery with healthy snacks and locally roasted coffee
• Free eye tests + standard glasses for display work
• Flu vaccinations are offered on a yearly basis
• A West Pier t-shirt is provided on the first day
• Enviable location in Brighton city centre, two minutes from the beach and five minutes from Brighton rail station

Salary: £Negotiable DOE

Unity 3D Senior Programmer

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
Our Unity team are looking for a Senior C# Programmer who will be responsible for leading a small team of developers on a variety of technical projects in the educational and architectural design space.

The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of C# with Unity and a solid maths or engineering background. This role is suited to someone who is already leading or mentoring a team or has 2-3 years’ commercial development experience, looking to take that next step into a Senior role.

The position will also allow the Senior Programmer to be hands on with the software, developing new tools and features for the applications. There will also be elements to the position where improving and maintaining our existing live software is required.

Required
• Advanced C# and Unity3D knowledge
• Good knowledge of object-oriented coding principles
• A proven ability to mentor or lead a small team of developers

Desirable
• A good understanding of functional programming and LINQ
• Strong maths or engineering background is desirable as the project will involve solving numerous engineering design related problems
• An appreciation of effective user interface design

Additionally, our Unity3D projects include various in-house plugins and are served by back-end environments on AWS, so other technologies that we regularly use include MySQL, JavaScript, ASP.NET, WebAPI and C++. Any further experience or knowledge with these would be advantageous.

What West Pier Offer
• Flexible 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

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.

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
• Flexible 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.

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
• 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 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

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