Come join Hello Games, we’re a video game development studio based in Guildford, UK. We make innovative and artistic games. From the ambitious No Man’s Sky, to the beautiful The Last Campfire, the arcadey Joe Danger and unannounced projects – we set out to make positive, impactful games that bring joy to people.

We are self-funded, self-published and entirely independent. Our team is diverse and talented. We value grit, humility, empathy and potential. Whether it’s art, programming or design, we like people who want to create things every day, who want to find a place to do their best work and who work well with others.

We have a number of roles open on announced and unannounced projects. Come and help us make something together.

 

Open Roles

Experienced Programmer
Graphics/Engine Programmer
Junior Programmer
Experienced Artist
Junior Artist
VFX Artist
UI Artist
Chinese Speaking Tester
Team Administrator

Are you searching for a studio with the freedom of an indie studio but the stability and benefits of a much larger AAA? As a small independent team with large commercial success, Hello Games is in a unique position to mix the best of both worlds. For all the above roles we offer competitive salary and a range of benefits including Private Medical Insurance, Pension, Life Assurance and Critical Illness cover as well as a healthy social budget including perks like Pilates classes. All this in a lovely studio in central Guildford that has free parking and is only a short walk from the train station.

Apply HERE.


 

Experienced Programmer

As a software engineer at Hello Games, you’ll play a key role in developing innovative, meaningful and technically exciting games enjoyed by a diverse audience of millions. We’re always looking for great engineers to join our team and help us build something new and surprising.

You should have familiarity with all phases of game development, be self-directed, and enjoy the craft of making games. Whether you’re a graphics or physics expert, a gameplay or networking specialist, or just an all-around great engineer, there are ways to have a huge impact.

Responsibilities
– Driving the design and iteration of new features through world class programming.
– Contribute to a humble, empathetic and ambitious development team.
– Drive the design and iteration of new features and games, making good use of feedback from those around you.
– Work well with others, be self-directed, and prioritise your own workload.

Qualifications
– Strong software engineering skills.
– 4+ years of professional software development experience, in C++ or a similar language.
– Demonstrated ability to self-direct, and drive work to completion.
– Strong communication skills, and the ability to work closely with a team of peers.
– This is a senior role, requiring prior industry experience.

Apply HERE.


 

Engine/Graphics Engineer

As a software engineer at Hello Games, you’ll play a key role in developing innovative, meaningful and technically exciting games enjoyed by a diverse audience of millions. We’re always looking for great engineers to join our team and help us build something new and surprising.

You should have familiarity with all phases of game development, be self-directed, and enjoy the craft of making games.

Responsibilities
– Leveraging deep technical knowledge to optimise, maintain and develop core areas of our bespoke engine.
– Contribute to a humble, empathetic and ambitious development team.
– Drive the design and iteration of new features and games, making good use of feedback from those around you.
– Work well with others, be self-directed, and prioritise your own workload.

Qualifications
– Deep understanding of optimisation and low-level engineering.
– Strong software engineering skills.
– 4+ years of professional software development experience, in C++ or a similar language.
– Demonstrated ability to self-direct, and drive work to completion.
– Strong communication skills, and the ability to work closely with a team of peers.
– This is a senior role, requiring prior industry experience.

Apply HERE.


 

Graduate/Junior Programmer

Joining Hello Games as a graduate means you get stuck in with the team making code for our games from day one. You will be surrounded by an experienced multi-discipline team and will get to contribute to and learn from the whole team.

Responsibilities
– Create and implement features into the game.
– Create high quality code.
– To learn about all aspects of game development and process at Hello Games.
– To work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to resolve problems and contribute to the game.
– To take ownership for quality and hitting deadlines.

Qualifications
– Great grades from a computer science degree, or a similar degree.
– A strong math background, comfortable with 3D math, vector and matrix math. You will probably have at least A-Level math.
– You have a good understanding of C++ and for fun you probably write games in C++ in your spare time.
– Have some amazing demos of things you’ve been working on to show us.
– You have good communication skills to work across a multidiscipline team.

Apply HERE.


 

Experienced Artist

As an experienced artist at Hello Games you’ll be part of a team that continually strives to create impactful and inspiring art. Our games have a diverse look and feel and so we’re looking for talented artists who have built a portfolio of equally diverse and exciting work whilst working on other games but is now looking for somewhere new to spread their wings and continue to build their skills.

Responsibilities
– To be that all round artist you know you are, turning your hands to many things from concepts to modelling, characters to environments
– Create beautiful and impactful 3D art.
– Work collaborative with the art team to maintain art style and standards.
– Work well with others.
– Be self-directed and prioritise workload.
– Drive quality and innovation within our games.

Qualifications
– At least 3 years in the role of artist working in games.
– A great portfolio of 2D and 3D work that demonstrates a range of styles.
– Experience of Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush and Substance Designer/Substance Painter and proficiency of using these, or similar software.

Apply HERE.


 

Junior Artist

As a junior artist at Hello Games you will have a great opportunity to develop your artistic skills and experience rapidly as you work in a generalist role with a close knit development team

Responsibilities
– To be that all round artist you know you are, turning your hands to many things from concepts to modelling, characters to environments.
– Create beautiful and impactful 3D art.
– Work collaborative with the art team to maintain art style and standards.
– Work well with others.
– Be self-directed and prioritise workload.
– Drive quality and innovation within our games.

Qualifications
– A great portfolio of 2D and 3D work that demonstrates a range of styles.
– Experience of Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush and Substance Designer/Substance Painter and some proficiency of using these, or similar software.

Apply HERE.


 

VFX Artist

As a VFX Artist at Hello Games, you’ll play a key role in developing innovative, meaningful and technically exciting games enjoyed by a diverse audience of millions. We’re always looking for great artists to join our team and help us build something new and surprising.

You should have familiarity with all phases of game development, be self-directed, and enjoy the craft of making games. As a VFX expert you will create beautiful and impactful effects that have a huge impact on gameplay, art and design.

Responsibilities
– Create artistic and impactful effects to improve and iterate on new features.
– Contribute to a humble, empathetic and ambitious development team.
– Drive the design and iteration of new features and games, making good use of feedback from those around you.
– Work well with others, be self-directed, and prioritise your own workload.

Qualifications
– The skills to render and animate FX that fit with game style and physical principals.
– Have a deep understanding of modelling, texturing, lighting and particles.
– Can identify FX issues and support fixing these.
– Have excellent knowledge of optimisation techniques.
– Demonstrated ability to self-direct, and drive work to completion.
– Strong communication skills, and the ability to work closely with a team of peers.

Apply HERE.


 

UI Artist

As the UI artist at Hello Games you will be leading the charge in developing innovative and exciting player interfaces that help bring our games to life.

Responsibilities
– Designing and creating engaging and intuitive user-interfaces to guide and enhance player experiences for AAA games.
– Creating and maintaining a UI art style guide.
– Creating both static and animated assets for UI.
– Collaborating with the broader team to implement UI features, working with them to help understand core UI principals.
– Working across a multi discipline team to resolve UI issues.

Qualifications
– Previous experience in a UI artist role in gaming.
– Great graphic design skills and understanding of information design.
– In depth knowledge of UI and UX principals.
– The ability to implement UI features and the flow of information.
– Good usability test experience.
– Good experience of some of the following: Photoshop, Illustrator Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush and Substance Designer/Substance Painter or similar software.

Apply HERE.


 

Chinese Speaking QA Tester

We are looking for an experienced QA Tester, fluent in Chinese, both written and verbal, and with excellent written and spoken English to support the Production team in ensuring the quality of the game in that territory.

Responsibilities
– Ensure the English language content of our game, both written and spoken has been accurately translated into Chinese.
– Ensure the translation from English to Chinese is accurate and the terminology used is right whilst looking for written grammatical or spelling mistakes that appear in the game.
– Assist Production with some localisation task.
– To find game bugs, knowing how to find even the most deeply buried ones, writing them up clearly and reporting them accurately and efficiently.

Qualifications
– Proven experience of testing games.
– Good awareness and understanding of the gaming culture in China.
– Excellent, clear and concise communication skills, written and verbal, in both Chinese and English.
– Excellent attention to detail to spot errors in translation of English to Chinese in both written and verbal content.
– Familiarity with bug databases and workflows.
– Very proactive and able to identify potential issues and will deal with them before they become a problem.
– To work with minimal supervision and able to drive yourself to meet deadlines.
– A team player who is keen to get involved in a variety of tasks to help out where they can.

This role is for a fixed term period and will be full-time for the duration of the contract. Please also be aware that we are unable to offer visa assistance and you must be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this opportunity.

Apply HERE.


 

Team Administrator

We are looking for an experienced team administrator who gets a buzz from creating a great team environment and being key to the smooth running of an office. The work is really varied and sometimes challenging but is great for someone who is happy to turn their hand to many things to ensure the “job gets done”.

Responsibilities
– Provide broad range of day to day general admin support to the Studio team.
– Some PA duties for the Studio Directors, including diary management.
– Greeting and supporting visitors to the Studio.
– Booking travel.
– Supporting the Facilities Manager to maintain a great Studio environment.
– Arranging social events and helping to create a fun and friendly place to work.

Qualifications
– A very flexible approach and positive attitude.
– Looks for opportunities to support or make improvement and contribute.
– Comfortable with ambiguity and able to adapt and make changes, often at short notice.
– Proven experience of working in a discrete manner with an understanding of managing confidential and personal matters.
– Can work independently to get things done.
– Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

Apply HERE.