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.

Diversity and Inclusion at Playground Games

At Playground Games, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where anyone from any background can do their best work. We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our players. Our commitment to equality and inclusion across race, colour, gender, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity and disability leads us forward every day.

Work Experience and Placements

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

Art Manager

Playground Games is looking for an Art Manager to oversee production for a world-class Art team on the Fable team. 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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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 be responsible for overseeing the direction of world creation and ensuring that it meets the quality and aesthetic goals expected for Fable, our open world action RPG.

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Associate Lead Gameplay Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a talented Associate Lead Gameplay Engineer to join our RPG team. You will become a key member of the gameplay engineering team that is building the next Fable experience.

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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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Build Engineer

Playground Games are looking to grow their 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 lead a world-class Engineering team on Forza Horizon Live Ops

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Cinematics Artist

Playground Games is seeking Cinematic Artists who will be responsible for story and character driven cinematics needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG. 

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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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Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Playground Games is seeking a Diversity and Inclusion Manager to join us on a permanent basis, based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

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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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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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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 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 Designer

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

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Lead Concept Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Concept Artist to join our Fable 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 UI Artist

We’re looking for an Experienced Lead UI Artist to help create a world-class interface for our Fable team. 

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Lead UI Artist

We’re looking for an Experienced Lead UI Artist to help create a world-class interface for our Forza team.

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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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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 the Fable team, working on our open-world action RPG project here in Leamington Spa. As a Lighting Artist you will work with the Team Lead to achieve our vision for lighting in a AAA open world RPG.

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Music Supervisor

Playground Games is looking for a highly skilled Music Supervisor to join our Forza Horizon Team. In this role, you will use your talents within the field of game audio to help shape the soundtracks of our titles.

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Outsource Manager

Playground Games is seeking an Outsource Manager who will be responsible for overseeing content creation by external vendors and ensuring that it meets the quality we expect from Forza Horizon.

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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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Recruiter

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 Recruitment Lead to deliver Playground’s ambitious studio expansion plans.

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Release Manager

Playground Games is looking to grow its Forza Horizon team with the addition of a highly proficient Release Manager.

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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 a Senior Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters, realising the vision for our open world action RPG project, Fable.

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Senior Cinematic Designer

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

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Senior Cinematics Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Cinematic Animator who will be responsible for creating story-driven animation needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG. 

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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 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 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 Producer

Playground Games are looking for a Senior Producer to join our Fable 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. You will have a 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 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

Playground Games is seeking a Senior 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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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 VFX Artist

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

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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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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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