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We’re a venture-backed company who produce our own IP, so we welcome people with a real passion for what they create. Being able to influence your goals makes achieving them more valuable – we recognise this, and we’ll help you on the way. Your individual contribution will be rewarded, as Outplay offers share options to our team. This means you can get ownership of the awesome titles that you help to develop and improve.

The fun, fast and social games that we produce are mirrored in our development culture, Outplay is a responsive company that’s constantly adapting. We don’t just build games - we build professionals; Outplay employees are constantly developing their analytics, marketing and monetisation skills thanks to our development cycle and since being established in 2011 Outplay now employs more than 50 people.

Our doors are open to the industry’s top and emerging talent – if you can bring the Outplay energy to our studios we’d love to hear from you!

Outstanding Rewards and Benefits

Outplay offers a competitive salary, incentives and benefits which reward both individual and team contributions.

Outplay is at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry, so you’ll be working on exciting, innovative projects with the latest technology.

Working with our talented and driven team helps you develop your skills and further your career. We’re friendly too, and after work drinks are never far away! Like cake, beer and/or awesome parties? Outplay’s for you.

Living and Working in Scotland

With offices in Dundee and Edinburgh, we’ve got a firm presence in Scotland’s creative core. If you’re experiencing a change of scenery, we’ll provide full relocation assistance to help you settle into life in Scotland – you’ll feel at home in no time!

  • Outplay is positioned at the heart of Dundee’s £1 billion Waterfront regeneration. It’s a beautiful area undergoing substantial growth, and the ‘V&A at Dundee’ museum is right on our doorstep.
  • Reclining on the banks of the River Tay, Dundee’s location has been described as ‘ludicrously ideal’. You’ll have no problems getting here, as 90 percent of the country’s population live within a 90-minute drive of the city.
  • An internationally renowned city in the arts and culture, life sciences and creative industries, Dundee is modern and dynamic – perfect for Outplay!
  • Worried about the weather? Dundee gets more hours of sunshine than any other Scottish city, and there are plenty of luxurious parks and beaches where you can enjoy it. You can then cool-off with drinks in the multi award-winning city centre.
  • For those with a sense of adventure, Dundee is a short drive from Scotland’s spectacular scenery. Kayaking, hiking and skiing opportunities are all readily available.
  • We also have an office in Edinburgh – one of Europe’s cultural hubs. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city, Edinburgh is ideal for creative types!

Careers at Outplay

As a rapidly developing technology business, Outplay is always looking for the right talent to help drive us forwards. If you think you’ve got what it takes, make the right move and apply for one of our opportunities today!

 

Senior 2D Artist - (Character and Animation)
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Art
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

Outplay Entertainment is a successful and growing venture-backed games developer delivering free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
We are a responsive and dynamic company with a strong focus on quality and player experience. Our teams comprise of people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.

The company is in a great position to continue its growth and build on its early successes so it’s an exciting time to join the studio and to play a key part in supporting us in achieving its ambitious plans.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior 2D Artist with strong creative, character and animation skills. With exciting new titles in development and for release this year we are looking for artists with strong concepting and animating skills to join our  ambitious, highly talented and respected Art team.

Required Talent

  • Extensive digital illustration, Character and 2D animation experience
  • Strong working knowledge of game development processes
  • High level 2D art and animation skills
  • Strong referable art skills and the ability to learn new skills as required. Along with the ability to impart skills and knowledge to both art and non-art team members.
  • Skill sets should include: Character design, Animation, UI design, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Environment Design, Graphic Design, Project management, People management.
  • Is the Art cheerleader for thie product and drives the visuals forward through positive re-enforcement of aesthetic and technical standards.
  • Develops a referable, appropriate art pipeline designed to be as modular as possible, so that assets and processes can be repeated later and not tied necessarily to one individual.
  • Strong understanding of the needs of the project from a company perspective and can readily communicate and work with key departments ( design, marketing, finance…) to produce well rounded, competitive products.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of competing products to use throughout development of our games and stays up to date with approaches to art creation within popular title both aesthetic and technical.

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Location: Dundee, United Kingdom
Type: Part Time to Full Time Min. Experience: Entry Level

Over the coming months, Outplay will be continuing to recruit a wide variety of talent to join its growing team to develop and publish social games on Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, Facebook and browser platforms.

If you are looking to join an enthusiastic and ambitious new publisher/developer, working with talented people, building awesome games whilst working on new IP on the most popular new platforms we would be delighted to hear from you!

If there isn't a specific role advertised that immediately applies to you but you think you can add real value to the business either in publishing or development please apply here letting us know your availability and area of interest.

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Analytics Tool Developer
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Analytics team and Server team
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Entry Level

Outplay Entertainment is a successful venture-backed games developer delivering fun, free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
We create our own products with the fun, fast and social games that we produce mirrored in our studio culture.
Outplay is a responsive, fast paced and dynamic company with a focus on quality and innovation. Our teams comprise of people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.
The company is in a great position to continue its growth and build on its early successes so it’s an exciting time to join the studio and play a key part in supporting the studio in achieving its ambitious plans.

You will initially be working with a small team of dedicated data analysts to set up an environment that allows the teams to work on a shared data pool within a virtual environment.
In later stages you will be instrumental in integrating the Analytics tools into the wider company server infrastructure.

This is an excellent chance for a creative person with the ability to understand the requirements of our Analysts and to implement bespoke solutions that will have an immediate benefit for the end user.

Required talent

  • Hands on experience with database systems (SQL / NoSQL)
  • Strong interest or experience in working with NoSQL database systems (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB)
  • Excellent programming skills in at least one scripting language (e.g. JavaScript, Ruby, Python)
  • Previous work experience in Data Analytics would be beneficial but is not a requirement
  • Should have an interest in games and games analytics
  • Experience working with source control (e.g. Subversion, Git)
  • Great communication skills both in person and in the presentation of technical ideas
  • Works well independently and as part of a wider collaborative team
  • Self-motivated with a great work ethic
  • Insight and enthusiasm for technology and refining approaches

Our doors are open to the industry’s top and emerging talent – if you can bring the Outplay energy to our studios we’d love to hear from you!

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Digital Marketing- User Acquisition
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Marketing
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

Digital Marketing – User Acquisition 
 
Due to our continued growth we are now seeking user acquisition professionals to join our Marketing team with responsibility for running effective user acquisition and retention campaigns across a variety of channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google and other real-time-bid Mobile Ad Networks and Mobile Ad Exchanges.
 
The role will focus on delivering in the below areas.
·        Managing user acquisition campaigns to acquire high volume of new users within budget
·        Monitoring, analysing and optimising campaign performance to maximise return on investment
·        Developing new and innovative acquisition programmes
·        Constantly evolving and testing creative to improve campaign KPIs
·        Manage relationships with partners and agencies
 
Required talent
·             A proven track record of digital/mobile marketing
·             A deep knowledge of available acquisition channels.
·             Strong numeracy and data analysis skills and a passion for harnessing data to extract insights to drive campaign performance
·             Understanding of types of analytics and ability to brief in required data analysis to Analytics team
·             Ability to forge strong relationships in a commercial environment
·             Curiosity and drive to understand consumer behaviour
·             The ability to present factual and analytical data to colleagues
·             A relentless focus on planning and projecting KPI’s
·             Communication and influencing skills
·             Highly motivated, personable with a friendly attitude
 

 

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Finance Manager
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Finance
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

Outplay Entertainment is a successful venture-backed games developer delivering fun, free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.

We create our own products with the fun, fast and social games that we produce mirrored in our studio culture.

Outplay is a responsive, fast paced and dynamic company with a focus on quality and innovation. We are continuing to build our top quality talent.   Our teams comprise people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.

The company is in a great position to continue its growth and build on its early successes so it’s an exciting time to join the studio and play a major part in helping to drive the finance department forward. 

Reporting to the CFO, the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a forward thinking finance team, and is able to apply this experience to continue to evolve their role and the finance function at Outplay.

Required Talent 

  • Part qualified accountant looking to take the next step in their career
  • Proactive and flexible approach; self-motivated to effect change;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise across all areas of the company;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Well organised individual who operates with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail with minimal supervision;
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles;
  • Strong excel skills & the ability to use charts and tables to aid communication of management information;
  • Working knowledge of VT, Sage or other accounting software packages;

Areas of Delivery

  • Daily financial processing of sales and purchase invoices
  • Daily administration of bank accounts
  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations and management reporting
  • Analysis & reporting of trends & key performance indicators
  • Assistance with budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Assistance with project cost budgets and variance analysis
  • VAT & other external reporting
  • Assistance with year- end procedures

 

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Senior 3D Artist - (Character and Animation)
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Art
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced

​Outplay Entertainment is a successful and growing venture-backed games developer delivering free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
We are a responsive and dynamic company with a strong focus on quality and player experience.  Our teams comprise of people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.

The company is in a great position to continue its growth and build on its early successes so it’s an exciting time to join the studio and to play a key part in supporting us in achieving its ambitious plans.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior 3D Artist with strong creative, character and animation skills. With exciting new titles in development and for release this year we are looking for experienced and highly talented artists to drive the visuals forward on our products.

Bringing knowledge and passion for player experience and quality art to our titles, you will be joining an ambitious, highly talented and respected Art team.

Required Talent 

  • Extensive digital illustration, Character and 3D animation experience
  • Strong working knowledge of game development processes
  • High level 3D art and animation skills
  • Strong referable art skills and the ability to learn new skills as required. Along with the ability to impart skills and knowledge to both art and non-art team members.
  • Skill sets should include: Character design, Animation, UI design, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Environment Design, Graphic Design, Project management, People management.
  • Is the Art cheerleader for thie product and drives the visuals forward through positive re-enforcement of aesthetic and technical standards.
  • Develops a referable, appropriate art pipeline designed to be as modular as possible, so that assets and processes can be repeated later and not tied necessarily to one individual.
  • Strong understanding of the needs of the project from a company perspective and can readily communicate and work with key departments ( design, marketing, finance…) to produce well rounded, competitive products.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of competing products to use throughout development of our games and stays up to date with approaches to art creation within popular title both aesthetic and technical.

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Senior Software Engineer
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Server Team
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

As a high-growth game developer, Outplay Entertainment is continually looking to recruit the right talent to join us on our journey. We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join our server team to help strengthen the link between our client teams and our backend and enterprise teams.

 

The role will focus on developing high quality, well documented and configurable libraries as part of a social and communication layer which can be used by our client teams. An additional aspect of the role will be to evaluate the libraries and backend services by building sample apps.

 

Requirements

 

Excellent knowledge of C++
Solid grasp of design principles and patterns
Familiar with network programming and asynchronous programming
Ability to work within a schedule
Ability to work well as part of a collaborative development team
Experience in development for iOS and/or Android is a plus
Knowledge of test development would be beneficial
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
Good verbal and written skills

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Senior Lead Engineer
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Code
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced

The Opportunity

As a high-growth game developer, Outplay Entertainment is continually looking to recruit the right talent to join us on our journey.
Being part of our highly talented and ambitious team here at Outplay offers the chance to work on the most advanced and exciting technologies emerging in the games industry.
Being an Outplayer is being multi-skilled and agile with the ability to transition across our development teams. Like our games the environment is fast-paced and responsive, fun and engaging.
If you’re looking for the chance to really influence the products you’re developing and to be recognised for the success they achieve then make the right move and apply to Outplay today!!!

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced engineer to focus on creating exciting and sophisticated mobile games on iOS and Android.

The role will focus on developing high quality games with fantastic user experience, quickly building prototypes from concepts and iterate based on team feedback as well as writing clean, efficient, well-documented, and reusable code

Requirements                                                                                                 
• Excellent knowledge of C++
• Experienced in the development of games for iOS and/or Android
• Solid grasp of design principles and patterns
• Ability to work within a schedule
• Ability to work well as part of a collaborative development team
• Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
• Good verbal and written skills
• Passion for Mobile and Social Games
• Knowledge of OpenGL ES and Cocos2D
• Educated to degree level (or equivalent)

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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Server Engineer
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom Department: Server Team
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

We are looking for a Server Application Engineer to join our growing and talented server team where the winning candidate can apply system admin and engineering skills to drive the delivery of Outplay’s innovative, engaging and enjoyable games across the mobile and social gaming landscape.

Areas of Delivery

  • Analyse features and user stories requested by client teams to implement server APIs for our Facebook and mobile games.
  • Work with a scalable server cluster which provides a range of services to our designers, producers and end users.
  • Work with a scalable, highly available database cluster using sharding and replication.
  • Utilise various cloud computing services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), including EC2, S3, CloudWatch, Route53, SNS, SQS, etc.
  • Help us find new and innovative solutions to develop and maintain our scalable and reliable architecture.

Required Talent 

  • Knowledge and experience with two or more server-side languages/technologies (PHP, NodeJs, Ruby, ASP.Net, Java, etc.) NodeJs preferable.
  • Experience in database design and development (MySql, Microsoft SQL, etc.).
  • Knowledge of NoSql databases, such as MongoDB, would be beneficial.
  • Familiar with scalability, sharding and partitioning solutions for servers and databases.
  • Experience releasing new software and deploying updates to a live environment.
  • Familiarity with Linux, scripts, and server hardware would be a plus.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS or similar cloud-based solutions advantageous.
  • Passionate about social and mobile gaming and technology.
  • Ability to excel in a small team environment.
  • Recent university graduates are welcome to apply for graduate level position.

About Outplay 

Outplay Entertainment is a successful venture-backed games developer delivering fun, free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
We create our own products with the fun, fast and social games that we produce mirrored in our studio culture.
Outplay is a responsive, fast paced and dynamic company with a focus on quality and innovation.

Our teams comprise of people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.
Our doors are open to the industry’s top and emerging talent – if you can bring the Outplay energy to our studios we’d love to hear from you!

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to talent@outplay.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject.

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