Careers with Dlala Studios

Our independence and the ability for everyone to know each other as more than just a passing face in the office is important to us. However, we are always meeting passionate game makers who wanted to join our bunch of twisted individuals.

Whilst we like to think we’re Essex’s best hidden secret, we’re actually only a single train ride away from London (35 minutes) and have worked with some of the biggest companies in the world; collaborating with partners such as Microsoft, Disney, Rare and the Institute for Creative Technologies.

We believe in everyone having a voice in the company and that all ideas are valid, no matter where they come from. So, if you are an open-minded person (who doesn’t mind bad language), and want to create awesome games, with awesome people, we would love to hear from you.

Current Vacancies

Gameplay Programmer – Unity C# (Full Time) + -

Key Responsibilities

  • Write extensible and easily maintained game code using C# in the Unity game engine
  • Work closely with other team members to implement core gameplay systems and features
  • Create Unity Editor tools to aid asset pipeline and creation
  • Develop and test code, fix bugs and profile and optimise code as required
  • Collaborate effectively with a small, high energy team of artists and designers

Core Skills & Key Requirements

  • A strong working knowledge of Unity 2D and 3D
  • A good knowledge of 3D Math
  • Proactive problem-solving ability and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • A professional and collaborative work attitude, with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A passion for making games

Required Industry Experience

  • 2+ years games development
  • One or more shipped products
  • Unity experience commercial / non-commercial

Desirable Experience

  • Unity development for consoles
  • A portfolio showcasing your skills

Work Location: Witham, Essex (initially remote)

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Production Assistant – Full-Time (Remote Initially) + -

The Production Assistant supports the Production Team to ensure the successful and timely delivery of projects.

They are a hard-working individual, with exceptional communication and organisational skills, instrumental in providing assistance to the Production Team with day-to-day administrative duties, support with project planning and reporting as well as helping to identify and prevent potential roadblocks.

Proactive and adaptable to change, with a high degree of attention to detail, the Production Assistant is able to work to deadlines and manage a varied workload. Working seamlessly as part of the team, as well as on their own initiative.

Key Responsibilities

Administrative Assistance

Support the Production Team with all administrative responsibilities; booking meetings, taking notes, updating and distributing action plans, creating/updating documentation, developing presentations, adding/updating tasks via the project management system, running and updating reports and any additional admin duties as required.

Progress Tracking and Backlog Maintenance

Proactively track tasks, ensuring all relevant details, attachments and links are up-to-date. Assist the Production Team in the identification and resolution of roadblocks; ensuring the project backlog is always an accurate and up-to-date reflection of the status of the project.

Scheduling and Task Planning

Assist the Production Team to create, prioritise and maintain the project development schedule, and help to identify cross-function and/or cross-team dependencies.

Risk Management

Proactively identify and raise awareness of areas of risk as early as possible; working closely with the Production Team to find solutions on a short-term basis and implement any necessary preventative measures on a long-term basis.

Pipelines and Workflows

Support the Production Team in the review, amendment and development of pipelines and workflows to help maximise production rates, aid predictive planning and prevent scope creep.

Communication and Reporting

Effectively communicate and report task and/or project progress to key stakeholders as required, both systematically and reactively, and provide assistance with cross-departmental communication as necessary.

Project Documentation

Work closely with the Game Producer to ensure the creation and maintenance of key, multi-purpose, design documentation; with a focus of avoiding the duplication of work and incorrect implementation, and the facilitation of any connected subsequent work and/or processes which may be required.

Core Skills and Experience

  • Outstanding communication, people, organisational and presentation skills
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of MS Office; skilled in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience of using project management/tracking tools is desirable
  • Understanding of agile project management processes (and other methodologies) is desirable
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Genuine passion for games

Work Location: Witham, Essex (Initially remote)

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2D VFX Artist – (Remote/Contract – 4 Months Initially) + -

We are looking for a 2D VFX artist with experience working in Unity to join us as a remote-based contractor. Working within a collaborative multi-discipline environment, the role involves the development and implementation of features relating to VFX, working closely with the Art Director as well as the Art and Design teams to ensure the game both looks and plays great. The successful candidate will be contributing to an exciting new project with a much-loved established IP.

This role will report to the Art Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating 2D VFX designs
  • Creating in-game assets
  • Implementing effects in Unity

Requirements

  • A working knowledge of Unity’s Shuriken Particle System
  • Experience with creation of basic shaders and shader usage
  • Proactive problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently

We Welcome

  • Experience creating 2D frame by frame VFX animations
  • A working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Professional and collaborative work attitude
  • Great organisational skills
  • A passion for making and playing games
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2D Environment Artist – (Remote/Contract – 4 Months Initially) + -

We are looking for a 2D environment artist with experience working in Unity to join us as a remote-based contractor. Working within a collaborative multi-discipline environment, the role involves the development and implementation of features relating to in-game environment art working closely with the Art Director and Design team to ensure the game both looks and plays great. The successful candidate will be contributing to an exciting new project with a much-loved established IP.

This role will report to the Art Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating environment concept art
  • Creating game environment mock-ups
  • Creating in-game assets
  • Implementing artwork in Unity

Requirements

  • A working knowledge of Photoshop or other compatible software
  • A working knowledge of Unity
  • Proactive problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently

We Welcome

  • Professional and collaborative work attitude
  • Great organisational skills
  • A passion for making and playing games
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