United Kingdom
Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)

As Head of Studio in a dynamic betting and gaming studio, you will play a pivotal role in leading an experienced team to design, develop, and release high-quality games to our widely-recognised brands. Your mission is to lead a cross-functional team, ensuring the seamless integration of mathematicians, artists, producers, graphic designers, QA specialists, and software developers, through design and pre-production to client development, QA testing and release.

This multifaceted role requires a leader with a proven track record in game development, a strategic mindset, and the ability to shape and deliver a compelling content strategy for CR Games.

It’s a safe bet that the next chapter of the Entain story is going to be epic on a truly global scale. Want to know more? Click here for a short video.

What you will do 

  • Lead and manage a cross-functional, multidisciplinary team which includes game producers, programmers, artists, and QA testers.
  • Oversee the day-to-day design and development of casino games, overseeing the entire production cycle from pre-production to QA testing and release.
  • Provide excellent leadership, ensuring the team is aligned with company goals and delivering high-quality games on schedule.
  • Contribute valuable insights into the creative aspects of game development, leveraging a solid understanding of game design principles for overall project innovation and excellence
  • Work closely with the Director of In-House Content to design, drive and deliver the content strategy for CR Games.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to expand CR Games into new markets, increasing reach and potential.
  • Foster a collaborative culture that encourages continuous improvement, empowering managers with clarity on roles and functions to prioritise great game design and superior development processes

Who you are 

  • Proven track record of successful leadership in a similar role within the betting and gaming industry.
  • Extensive experience overseeing the development of slot games or similar products.
  • Hands-on experience in game design or a strong appreciation for game design principles, enhancing the overall creative input into the development process
  • Strong understanding of game design principles, mechanics, and player psychology.
  • Familiarity with software development processes, including waterfall or similar methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire cross-functional teams, fostering a collaborative and creative environment.
  • Proven an understanding of global gaming markets, adapting strategies to regional preferences and navigating diverse regulatory landscapes.
  • A forward-thinking mindset with a passion for staying at the forefront of industry trends and technological advancements.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex ideas to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements within the betting and gaming industry.

What we offer

At Entain, we know that signing top players requires a great starting package, and plenty of support to inspire peak performance. Join us, and a competitive salary is just the beginning. Working for us in the UK you can expect to receive great benefits like:

  • Private Health care
  • Private Dental care
  • Unmind Subscription
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Share Save Scheme
  • And many more!

And outside of this, you’ll have the chance to turn recognition from leaders and colleagues into amazing prizes. Join a winning team of talented people and be a part of an inclusive and supporting community where everyone is celebrated for being themselves. 

Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

Sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment is changing, and we’re leading that change. By putting people first. By placing exciting, engaging and entertaining experiences at more fingertips than ever before. We're pulling into pole position by pushing boundaries further. With innovation. With technology. But most importantly, with people like you. Because when you join the Entain family, it’s your game. So let’s win together.


About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent globally, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our sector. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at Entain feels valued, respected and included. Inclusion is embedded in everything we do, because we know when we feel respected and heard, we do our best work. Sustainability drives everything we do, and doing what’s right is one of our core values. Diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities. We are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.