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Junior Software Engineer (UI)

Sega Europe


This is a junior software engineering role at SEGA HARDlight, a game development team. The successful candidate will work closely with the UI/UX and art teams to create the best user experience for free-to-play mobile games. Responsibilities include writing quality code and tools, adhering to engineering practices and company tech standards, and caring about the games being made. Essential skills and experience include 1-2 years of C++ and/or C# experience, great communication skills, and experience developing projects using a game engine. Desirable skills include an understanding of free-to-play titles, Unity and Node.js experience, and an appreciation of the technology that makes free-to-play games successful. Benefits include a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, a bonus scheme, free SEGA games on Steam, discounted gym membership, ride-to-work scheme, yoga classes, and in-house massage therapy. The role is a hybrid working approach with 3 days in the office and 2 days out of the office.

Job description

Position at Hardlight

Junior Software Engineer (UI)

Are you looking to break into the games industry? We have the perfect role:

We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer who will be a key member of our game development team here at SEGA HARDlight working across our live free-to-play mobile games. You will work closely with the UI/UX and art teams to help deliver the best user experience. With our live titles no two days will be the same, with millions of weekly players and a variety of challenges to keep you engaged. You will work collaboratively with the teams here at HARDlight to consistently push the boundaries of modern free-to-play titles.


  • Work as a member of the engineering team to write quality code and tools under the mentorship of senior members of the team
  • Work with the engineering, UI/UX, and art departments to complete work on time to a high standard
  • Adhere to and enforce good engineering practices and company tech standards 
  • Care about the games we are making and how they can be better 

Essential Skills & Experience

  • 1-2 years of C++ and/or C# experience
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience developing projects using a game engine. Unity experience is a bonus
  • Passion for engaging mobile-first UI


  • Enjoys free-to-play titles and has an appreciation of the technology that makes free-to-play games successful
  • Understanding of multiple areas of game development technology
  • Unity and Node.js experience is a bonus 

Why work at HARDlight

  • You'll have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes ULEV car salary sacrifice, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • We offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making HARDlight the best it can be
  • For gaming buffs, we offer free SEGA games on Steam and a home technology scheme
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride-to-work scheme. You can find your zen with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapyWe pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to help work fit around you
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
  • We pride ourselves on helping you achieve your ambitions and offer Udemy courses to help improve your skills to become better equipped to further your career
  • We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome! 

We are taking a hybrid working approach and you will be expected to work 3 days in the office with the option of 2 days out of the office.

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-02-18

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