Careers

As a team, we are passionate about quality and innovation and we’re always looking for great people who can help us push further.

If that sounds like you, have a look below at all of the positions we currently have open at Playground. If you can’t see a position that’s right for you, we welcome speculative applications. Just find one of the discipline-specific speculative roles below and apply using that.

We offer highly competitive salaries, plus a contributory pension scheme, private health care, and a childcare vouchers scheme. We operate flexible working hours, and all Playground staff receive 25 days annual leave per year, plus statutory holidays. In addition to holiday allowance, all new staff benefit from two Duvet Days per year, which can be taken at short notice, and will accrue an additional Duvet Day for each year of service, up to a maximum of five.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience but do have a 12-month placement scheme for university students on relevant courses.

AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an AI Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.

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Animation Director

Playground Games is looking for an Animation Director to lead a world-class Animation team on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project. You will work closely with the Art Director and Cinematics Director to develop and drive the artistic vision for this AAA project and take responsibility for an exceptional team, as well as being a key member of the project leadership group.

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Animation Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced animation specialist to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Art Director

Playground Games is looking for an Art Director to lead our world-class Forza Horizon Art team and realise our game vision. You will develop and drive the artistic vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Art Director

Playground Games is looking for an Art Director to lead a world-class Art team on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project. You will develop and drive the artistic vision for this AAA project and take responsibility for building and managing an exceptional Art team, as well as being a key member of the project leadership group.

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Art Manager

Playground Games is looking for an Art Manager to oversee production for a world-class Art team on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project. You will be responsible for the planning, resourcing and delivery of projects and champion studio initiatives across the project Art team.

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Assistant Vehicle Handling Designer

Playground Games is seeking an Assistant Vehicle Handling Designer to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Associate Art Director

Playground Games is seeking an Associate Art Director to join our Forza Horizon team who will realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Associate Art Director

Playground Games is seeking an Associate Art Director who will realise the game vision for an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

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Associate Art Manager

Playground Games are seeking an Associate Art Manager to assist in overseeing production for our world-class Forza Horizon Art team and to help realise our game vision.

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Associate Lead Environment Artist - Assets

Playground Games is looking for a skilled and experienced Associate Lead Environment Artist to join our Forza Horizon team, responsible for the creation of immersive environments that realise our game’s vision. You’ll be working in with the Lead Environment Artist, Art Manager and Production team to ensure our high quality bar is realised.

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Audio Programmer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Audio Programmer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.

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Build Engineer

Playground Games are looking to grow our Forza team with a talented Build Engineer, keen to develop and maintain the build server infrastructure required to deliver a AAA title. 

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Chief Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Chief Engineer to build and lead a world-class Engineering team on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

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Cinematic Director

Playground Games is looking for an Cinematic Director to build and lead a world-class team on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project. You will develop, direct, and champion the cinematic creative vision whilst driving quality and upholding the project vision.

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Dialogue Supervisor

Playground Games is looking for a Dialogue Supervisor to deliver the voice of an entirely new AAA open world action/RPG project.  You will work closely with the Audio, Cinematic, Design, and Narrative teams to help create a world that’s teeming with life and possibilities.

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Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Game Engine Engineer to join our brand new open-world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Environment Artist - Contract

Playground Games are looking for skilled and experienced Contract Environment Artists, responsible for the creation of immersive environments that realise our game’s vision.

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Gameplay Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Gameplay Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead AI Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Lead Animator who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of animations needed to realise the vision for an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

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Lead Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Lead Animator to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Lead Audio Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Audio Programmer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead Character Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Character Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Lead Concept Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Concept Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who can help realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Lead Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Engine Engineer to join our racing project development team.  You will lead an established team of Engineers and work with them to drive forwards the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Lighting Artist to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. As Lead Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for all areas of Lighting work. 

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Lead Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Rendering Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead UI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead VFX Artist

Playground Games is looking to grow their world class team with a highly skilled and experienced Lead VFX Artist, with exceptional knowledge of creating real-time in-game effects and researching, visualising and animating natural and spectacular looking effects.

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Lead Vehicle Artist

Playground Games is seeking a skilled and experienced Lead Vehicle Artist to work alongside our award-winning Forza Horizon team

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Level Designer

Playground Games is looking for a Level Designer to join our Forza Horizon team. As a member of the design team on a AAA title, you’ll take responsibility for large sections of the game's level design, as well as mentoring and leading junior teammates. 

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Level Designer

Playground Games is looking for a Level Designer to join our RPG team. As a member of the design team on a AAA title, you’ll take responsibility for large sections of the game's level design.

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Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lighting Artist to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. As Senior Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for lighting in a AAA open world racing game. 

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Principal Tools Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Principal Tools Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Recruiter - Contract

Playground Games are looking to grow our world class team with the addition of a skilled and experienced Recruiter. As an integral part of the recruitment process, you’ll support the Head of Recruitment to deliver Playground’s ambitious studio expansion plans.

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Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced rendering specialist to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Rendering Engineer - Contract

Playground Games is looking to grow their world-class engineering team with a skilled and experienced contract rendering specialist possessing detailed knowledge of rendering methods, performance considerations and memory restrictions.

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Senior AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior AI Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.

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Senior Audio Designer

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Audio Designer who will be responsible for shaping the soundscape of our entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

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Senior Character Artist

Playground Games is seeking an Senior Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

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Senior Concept Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Concept Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who can help realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Senior Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Game Engine Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior Environment Artist

Playground Games is seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Environment Artist to work on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project. You will be responsible for the creation of immersive environments that realise our game’s vision, and will be working in conjunction with the Lead Environment Artist and Art manager to ensure our high quality bar is realised.

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Senior Environment Artist - Assets

Playground Games is looking for a skilled and experienced Senior Environment Artist to join our Forza Horizon team, responsible for the creation of immersive environments that realise our game’s vision. You’ll be working in conjunction with the Lead Environment Artist and Art Manager to ensure our high quality bar is realised.

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Senior Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. As Senior Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for lighting in a AAA open world racing game. 

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Senior Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Senior Rendering specialist to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior Technical Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Technical Animator to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of rigging and animation systems and will play a key role in developing our internal animation pipeline. 

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Senior Technical Artist

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Senior Tools Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Tools Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior UI Artist

We’re looking for a talented and passionate Senior UI Artist to help create a world-class interface for our brand new open-world action RPG.

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Senior UI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior UI Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior Vehicle Artist

Playground Games are looking to recruit a highly talented and experienced Senior Vehicle Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who has a genuine passion for all aspects of 3D vehicle creation for games, and who’s able to demonstrate superior creative, visual and technical ability.

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Technical Animator

Playground Games are seeking a Technical Animator to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of rigging and deformation, while contributing to the development our internal animation pipeline.

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Tools Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Tools Engineer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Vehicle Technical Artist

Playground Games is seeking a Vehicle Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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