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Steve Kirk

Steve Kirk.

Managing Consultant

I have a career spanning over 18 years recruitment experience, and I am now entering my 10th year with Pentasia.

As the longest serving member of our recruitment teams globally, I have brought a wealth of industry knowledge to all facets of our customers businesses across iGaming, Sports Betting, Casino/Slots and Lottery.

I support our Executive Search Business, delivering C-Suite and Head of positions globally whilst also managing our Game Development teams, focused on Senior Game Design, Mathematical and Art positions for Studios and Providers across Europe.

Outside of work, I am a proud father of 2 boys, and enjoy travelling with family and friends as much as I can.

Latest Steve Kirk Jobs.

Games Mathematician / Data Analyst

Posted 5 days ago
  • London, Hybrid
  • Attractive

We are seeking a talented and highly analytical Games Mathematician Data Analyst to join our team. As a Games Mathematician Data Analyst, you will play a key role in analysing and interpreting player data to optimize the performance and profitability of our lottery casino games. You will work closely with the game development team, providing insights and recommendations based on your expertise in mathematics and statistical analysis. You will also create new prize structures and adapt existing prize structures based on regulatory and/or lottery specific requirements of specific territories. Your work will directly contribute to the success of our games and help us deliver an exceptional gaming experience to our players. Key Responsibilities Analyse and interpret player data to understand player behaviour, game performance, and profitability metrics. Develop mathematical models and algorithms to simulate game outcomes and optimize game design elements, such as odds, pay-outs, and game mechanics. Create or adapt prize structures based on performance insights gained. Collaborate with the game development team to provide data-driven insights and recommendations for game design improvements. Conduct statistical analysis on game data to identify trends, patterns, and potential areas for optimization. Monitor and evaluate game performance metrics, including revenue, player engagement and retention rates, and provide actionable recommendations. Conduct research on industry trends, market competition, and regulatory requirements to ensure compliance and stay ahead in the market. Work closely with the data engineering team to ensure data quality, integrity, and efficient data collection and storage processes. Collaborate with other teams, such as marketing and customer support, to provide data driven solutions and support their initiatives. Stay updated on the latest developments in mathematics, statistics, and gaming trends to continuously enhance your skills and knowledge. Qualifications Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, or a related field. Strong mathematical and statistical modelling skills, with experience in probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistical analysis. Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB for data analysis and modelling. Experience in analysing large datasets using SQL or similar querying languages. Solid understanding of casino games and the underlying mathematical principles. Ability to communicate complex mathematical concepts and analysis results effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Attention to detail and ability to work with a high level of accuracy. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and meet deadlines.

Art Director / Head of Art

Posted 16 days ago
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Attractive

We are seeking a talented and experienced Art Director to lead the visual design efforts across various projects. As the Art Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the visual identity and aesthetic of their games, including UI design, promotional assets, and other visual elements. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including game designers, developers, and marketing professionals, to ensure that their games deliver a captivating and immersive user experience. Responsibilities: Develop and implement the artistic vision for their games, ensuring consistency and high-quality visual design throughout all aspects of the project. Lead and inspire a team of artists, providing creative direction and guidance to achieve the desired artistic goals. Drive the creation of game UI designs, ensuring intuitive and visually appealing interfaces that enhance gameplay and player engagement. Conceptualize and oversee the production of promotional assets, such as trailers, screenshots, key art, and other marketing materials. Collaborate closely with game designers to ensure that visual elements align with the overall gameplay mechanics and narrative. Stay up to date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to continually enhance the visual experience of our games. Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality visual assets within project deadlines. Conduct regular reviews and provide constructive feedback to artists, fostering their growth and development. Maintain effective communication and collaboration with cross-functional teams, including producers, developers, and marketing professionals. Requirements: A strong portfolio demonstrating your exceptional skills in visual design, including UI design, concept art, and promotional materials. Previous experience in the iGaming industry is highly preferred. Proven experience as an Art Director or a similar leadership role, with a track record of successfully delivering visually compelling projects. Extensive knowledge of design principles, typography, colour theory, and composition, with the ability to apply them effectively in an iGaming context. Proficiency in industry-standard design tools and familiarity with game development software (e.g., Unity, Unreal Engine). Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and guide a team of artists toward a common vision. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions quickly while considering project constraints and goals. A passion for iGaming and a deep understanding of different iGaming genres and player expectations. Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, adapting to changing priorities and requirements. A bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field is preferred, but equivalent professional experience will also be considered.

Senior Game Producer - Slots

Posted 21 days ago
  • Attractive

RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure an outstanding product and player experience Lead the development of specific games   Create innovative game ideas Provide relevant documentation of low-level requirements Prioritise backlog with a strong user focus Present your project progress at regular intervals to stakeholders Very close collaboration with the math design team  Work closely with development and UX team, and the Director of Product Collaborate with Business Intelligence to create market analysis   Collaborate with Project Management to ensure the timely delivery of road mapped  games  Support the Account Management team with ad hoc product related customer inquiries  REQUIREMENTS At least 3 years of experience in the iGaming industry with strong focus on online slot games Solid experience in the Producer role with a proven track record of delivering digital products Ability to control, track and report project status Ability to work in a fast moving, high pressure environment while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail Strong communication skills and stakeholder management