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.

Recruitment & Office Manager

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Recruitment / Office Manager on a full-time basis with prior relevant experience in 360 recruitment, particularly games industry recruitment (internal or agency) or other technical recruitment experience. We will consider applicants with different levels of experience so long as you can display that you can manage multiple recruitment vacancies in parallel with business / client expectations.

This is a pivotal role in our business and will be suitable for someone looking for variety. You will need to be a results driven recruiter with a passion for technology / software recruitment. You are confident in sourcing specialist candidates in permanent, contract and freelance markets. You recognise and thrive at the opportunity of wearing “multiple hats” within a SME technology environment, and happy being the ‘go to’ person in the business. You will be the face of West Pier, welcoming our visitors and ensuring they are looked after, as well as supporting and empowering our people, which will involve maintaining an exciting, appealing and creative environment where people want to work.

Apply: jobs -at- westpierstudio -dot- com

Recruitment responsibilities:
• Own the 360-recruitment process – Sourcing candidates for specialist roles, arranging interviews, giving prompt feedback, making job offers and negotiating salaries
• Working closely with line managers and company directors, whilst keeping up to date with recruitment trends and external factors affecting candidate behaviour
• Recognise candidate experience as top priority in recruitment and on-boarding
• Attend university careers fairs to promote West Pier to the graduate market
• Develop recruitment strategies for West Pier employer branding, and talent pooling
• Use social media for effective recruitment advertising (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
• Partner with external agencies when necessary
• Actively be involved in improving our recruitment processes
• Draw up all relevant documentation for successful candidates and being their first point of contact from offer through to on-boarding
• Ensure all relevant right to work checks are completed and documented whilst supporting necessary applicants through the sponsor licence process

Office Management responsibilities:
• Take ownership of organising social events inside and outside the studio
• Support and maintain the culture of our business, consistently adding value to our processes and activities
• Manage facilities, including security, fire and health and safety processes
• Frequently meet with employees on a 1-2-1 basis to provide lines of communication and support
• Keep records of office expenditure to maintain office policies and admin systems
• General day to day office duties

Essential skills:
• 360 Technology Recruitment experience (internal or agency) sourcing hard to find candidates
• A skilled influencer and negotiator, with the ability to think for themselves and make their own decisions
• Some HR/Employee Relations experience would be very advantageous
• Must be highly organised and adaptable
• Strong communication skills, oral and written

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

Front-end JavaScript Engineer

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.

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
• 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 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.
• 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

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