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.

Art Outsourcing Manager

Playground Games is seeking an Art Outsourcing Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the production of art created by external vendors and ensuring that it meets the quality we expect from Fable, our open world action RPG.

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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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Audio Programmer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Audio Programmer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Automated Testing Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open-world action / RPG title.  You will help the Engineering team to ensure the code quality is high and well tested, and to ensure frameworks and processes are in place for them to test their code and systems. 

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Character Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a contract Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for our Forza project.

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Chief Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Chief Engineer to build and lead a world-class Engineering team for Fable, working on our open world action / RPG project.

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Cinematics Designer - Contract

Playground Games is looking for a Contract Cinematic Designer to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. You will develop and champion the cinematic creative vision whilst driving quality and upholding the project vision.

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Design Manager

Playground Games is looking for a talented and experienced Design Manager to oversee Forza Horizon’s world-class design teams.

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Design Producer

Playground Games is looking to grow its Forza Horizon team with the addition of a skilled and experienced Design Producer. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Dialogue Supervisor

Playground Games is looking for a Dialogue Supervisor to deliver the voice of Fable, our open world action RPG. 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 the Fable team, working on our open-world action / RPG title.  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 Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Gameplay Animator who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of animations needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG.

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Graphic Designer - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a Graphic Designer 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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IT Network and Security Engineer - Contract

Playground Games are looking for a Contract IT Network and Security Engineer to join their experienced internal IT team. Working alongside the existing Senior Networking and Security Engineer you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining critical networking and security systems. 

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Lead AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead AI Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our brand new open world action / RPG title. 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 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 Fable team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent. 

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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 Cinematic Artist

Playground Games is searching for a Lead Cinematic Artist to help build and nuture our cinematic team on Fable, our open world RPG title.

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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 IT Support Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an enthusiastic Lead IT Support Engineer to oversee our small but experienced internal support team.  Reporting to the IT Director and working alongside the Lead Infrastructure Engineer, your primary role will be to deliver a first-class desktop support experience to our development teams.

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Lead UI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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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 a 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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Lighting Artist - Assets - Contract

Playground Games are looking for a Lighting Artist to join our team in Leamington Spa. As an Asset Lighting Artist you will work with the Lead Lighting Artist and Environment team to achieve our vision for lighting using both baked and dynamic lighting solutions on our game assets.

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Material Artist

Playground Games is seeking a Texture/Substance Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse range of textures and materials needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG.

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Material Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a Material Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse range of textures and materials needed to realise the vision for our Forza Horizon team. 

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Principal Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Principal Engine Engineer to join the Fable team developing our open-world action RPG. 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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Principal Technical Designer

Playground Games are looking for a Principal Technical Designer to join our Fable team and take responsibility for the design and implementation of high quality script architecture for our open-world action RPG.

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Producer

Playground Games is looking to grow its Forza Horizon team with the addition of a skilled and experienced Producer. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Producer

Playground Games is looking for a skilled and experienced Producer for the Fable team to work on our open world action RPG project. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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QA Technician - Contract

Playground Games is looking for a QA Technician to join our Forza team. You will be responsible for helping to create and run test passes to ensure the stability and quality of our title.

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Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced rendering specialist to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Rendering Engineer - Contract

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

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Senior AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior AI Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our new open world action RPG project.

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Senior Audio Designer

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Audio Designer who will be responsible for shaping the soundscape of as part of the Fable team.

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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 the Fable team, working on our open world action / RPG project.

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Senior Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Game Engine Engineer to join the Fable team developing our open-world action RPG. 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 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 Gameplay Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Gameplay Animator who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of animations needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG.

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Senior Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to join the Fable team, working on our open-world action RPG project here in Leamington Spa.  As Senior Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for AAA lighting.

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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 Producer

Playground Games are looking for a Senior Producer to join our Forza team. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Senior Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Senior Rendering specialist to join the Fable team, working on our brand new open world action / RPG title.  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 are seeking a Senior Technical Animator to join our Fable team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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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 the Fable team, working on our open world action / RPG title.  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 the Fable team, working on our open-world action RPG.

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Senior UI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior UI Engineer to join the Fable team, working our open world action / RPG title.  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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Social Media Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, player-obsessed Social Media Manager to inform and engage the Forza Horizon community across our social media platforms. This is a unique opportunity to work with a super-engaged community on a AAA franchise.

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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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Technical Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a 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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Technical Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Technical Lighting Artist to join the Fable team. As Technical Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor and Lighting Team to achieve our vision for AAA lighting.

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Test Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Test Engineer to join our Forza team. You will be responsible for helping to create, run, and maintain a suite of automated tests as well as creating debug tools to help both QA and Engineers.

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Tools Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Tools Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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UI Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a UI 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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VFX Artist

Playground Games are looking for a VFX Artist to join the Fable team, working on our new AAA open world action / RPG project in Leamington Spa.

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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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