Contract

If you are interested in applying for a contract position at Lionhead Studios please send a copy of your CV, accompanied by showreel/work examples (as appropriate) to lhrdirap@microsoft.com for consideration. Please note that only applications relating to contract vacancies will be dealt with through this email address.

Data Scientist

12 month contract.

At Lionhead we strive to create successful, landmark games and to be one of the world’s most respected developers. To that end we are continually looking for bright, talented individuals to join our team.

Lionhead is building a team to cover all aspects of successfully delivering games as a service. Analytics and data science sits right in the heart of this. We are looking for a strong leader in the area to help us build the foundations and principles to harness our data, and derive actionable insights, to guide the business and design

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • M.Sc./Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics) or relevant work experience in a similar data science role.
  • Demonstrable experience performing quantitative analysis, preferably for games, or an internet or technology company.
  • Proven skills in providing concise and actionable output from complex data analysis
  • Experience in selecting and applying machine learning algorithms to solve business problems.
  • Proficient in (statistical) programming languages (R, Python, etc.)
  • Strong experience working with TB-scale technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, NoSQL, AWS, etc.)
  • Strong data science background with proven skills at all stages of a scalable data pipeline.
  • Demonstrable analytic problem solving and strategic thinking that drives business and product insight.
  • Experience successfully communicating up to senior executives and out to broader organizations.
  • Expert SQL and Excel skills.

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1PP Co-Development Producer - Minecraft team

The Microsoft Studios Minecraft team is seeking an experienced publishing producer to join their UK team. The successful candidate will have notable game industry production experience and must demonstrate an enthusiasm for a broad spectrum of gaming especially in the digital space.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Shipped at least 1 AAA console title as lead Producer from start to finish
  • Experience driving creative & business direction on shipped AAA console title
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Broad knowledge of games and industry and of game genres
  • Consider themselves to be producer on the publishing side rather than development side.
  • Multiple shipped console titles
  • Technical background (i.e. C.S. degree)
  • Development experience in casual and/or independent games
  • Experience in both development and publishing environments
  • Passion for a broad base of gaming
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for Minecraft

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Video Specialist

6 month contract

As video specialist, you’ll be responsible for managing the video pipeline for Fable Legends and other Lionhead projects. From pre-production, including initial concept, storyboarding and sign off, through to the production process itself, you’ll be responsible for scheduling and overseeing the creation of all Lionhead videos.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of producing high quality videos with tight deadlines
  • Expert knowledge and experience of using video creation software (Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects or similar)
  • Great experience of managing video production at a high level – bringing various teams together to ensure a collaborative approach to video creation
  • Good knowledge of HD digital video equipment including cameras, audio and capture

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Services Developer

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of full development cycle for a complex service architecture
  • C# programming and debugging skills utilising the latest .NET technologies
  • Service design and implementation in MVC or WebAPI
  • Good understanding of TPL, Rx and async/await
  • Advocate for TDD and SOLID development methodologies
  • Proactive, ambitious, enthusiastic and with great communication skills
  • Proven ability in technical and architectural design
  • Strong understanding of Agile/SCRUM discipline
  • Ability to work in a creative lead organisation
  • An appetite for the industry and staying abreast of latest developments and technologies
  • A passion for computer gaming

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