- Mobile game developer and publisher Kwalee currently employs 70+ people in Leamington Spa, and is set to expand with 14 new roles open to remote staff
- The company had never previously considered remote work, however its productivity under lockdown restrictions highlighted the possibilities for remote work and the opportunity to hire without boundaries
- Kwalee’s latest chart-topping game, Bake It, was its first to be developed and released by teams collaborating from home
May 2020: Kwalee, a leading developer and publisher of hyper-casual mobile games, has made several of its vacancies for key roles open to remote-working applicants as a direct consequence of lessons learned during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Leamington Spa-based company, which currently employs more than 75 staff and has grown significantly over the past year, had never previously considered hiring employees on a remote basis. However, following the achievements made by team members while working from home under lockdown and the company’s smooth transition to a remote workforce, many roles will now come with the option to work from home.
Currently, Kwalee has 14 vacancies open with the possibility of remote work, with an eye to offering more in the future. The following positions are the first to be opened to either those able to work at Kwalee’s Leamington Spa HQ, or anyone looking to join the team remotely, with applications considered on case by case basis:
- Hypercasual Game Designer
- Game Programmer
- Full Stack Engineer / Server Programmer
- Publishing Manager
- Publishing Executive
The Kwalee team is already very diverse, with numerous nationalities represented and many having moved from outside the UK to join the company, but the decision for remote work was based around an even greater opportunity to attract the world’s best talent, without restriction.
“We’ve built an incredible team and attracted amazing people from all over the world, but it’s always frustrating when we identify someone who would be a perfect addition to our team but is unable to relocate,” said Veronica Minano, Talent Acquisition Manager at Kwalee. “It’s hard to find positives in this pandemic, but for us, one is that the temporary change in where we’re all working has been the learning we needed to show us that we can indeed work with this larger talent pool, and that remote work is possible for us.
It's really exciting that we’ve now found a way to welcome more people to our team, while maintaining everything we’ve built in Leamington Spa.”
Kwalee CEO David Darling added: “The COVID-19 pandemic challenged many fundamental aspects of how we work, since we’re a creative company and communicative collaboration is key. Despite this, we’ve adapted so well - culminating in the successful launch of Bake It while all working from home - that we now see potential to take these lessons forward and embrace remote working in the longer term.”
Kwalee has remained committed to employee experience throughout its rapid growth, with benefits including the opportunity for all employees to pitch their own game ideas and a generous profit share scheme that put more than £1 million directly into team members’ pockets in just over a year. This will continue for all employees, whether based in Leamington Spa or working remotely.
To find out more about all current vacancies and Kwalee, please visit: https://kwalee.com/join-us/