Game Development Careers

Create Compelling In & Out of Home Arcade Experiences



Shaping the face of modern arcade experiences

LAI Games is a global leader in creating accessible and social arcade experiences that delight players across physical and virtual worlds.  Our goal is to craft the most engaging, rewarding and innovative games and experiences for players at home and location-based entertainment venues such as arcades, barcades, bowling alleys and family entertainment centers.   We push the boundary of what’s possible, combining technology and creativity to design and build category-defining, award-winning titles that have become modern arcade staples, such as Speed of Light, Let’s Bounce, HYPERshoot, HYPERpitch and Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride. Arcade Legend, LAI Games first consumer VR title will launch on Steam and the Official Oculus Quest store in 2022.

Work in an environment that rewards your curiosity

Being the member of a small team you’ll have direct influence over project outcomes and be able to see the impact your work contributes to the game development team and business as a whole.

Motors, mechanisms, lights… with people working on a range of different projects, our studio is a hive of activity.  If you walk to the kitchen to get yourself a drink you’re likely to see 2 or 3 different things that peak your interest. It’s inherently a work environment that rewards curiosity.

Create the Future of Technology

LAI Games stays at the forefront of innovation, solving problems and creating solutions in the game creation process that other companies haven’t even considered.  Be part of a team that doesn’t just work with cutting edge technology, but also creates it.

Help us Develop VR Games for Meta Quest, Viveport and Steam!

Along with the launch of Arcade Legend next year, LAI Games is ramping up its development on VR for both in-home and out-of-home entertainment.  See current openings and apply for jobs below.

Current open positions

Position/Division Summary:

As Studio Technical Director at LAI Games, to drive a growing engineering team working on multiple titles. You are responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of development at the studio and mentoring and directing your technical leaders.

You demonstrate exemplary leadership skills as you build, guide, and grow teams of dynamic and passionate developers and technical leaders. Your team’s work ranges across arcade games, consumer-facing games and applications, and platforms. Your engagement and deep comprehension of your teams and their functions allow you to harmonize and multiply the results of everyone’s contribution, driving a culture of collaboration where each person performs at their best.

Responsible for supporting your teams and improving their technical and interpersonal skills, you have their well-being at heart, and you actively participate in their development within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a strategic leader, proactive in driving improvement within Software Engineering teams and across the company, shaping Engineering teams with our company’s business objectives in mind
  • Collaborate with the Head of Product and team leaders to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on technology and engineering capabilities
  • Demonstrate exemplary positive leadership and act as spokesperson for the studio’s values, and lead the team through management and mentorship, via both technical and non-technical leadership
  • Establish the vision for how software will be used in the company, defining tools and standards, and lead by example through direct project contribution and seeking opportunities to contribute
  • Interpret product vision and business objectives into development processes, goals and tasks, and provide clear direction to our Software Engineering teams
  • Develop and implement standards that drive technical excellence, including technical resources, documentation, testing, training, analytics, service standards and system design
  • Drive productive, sustainable growth of our Software Engineering teams, with a focus on attracting and nurturing top talent, actively identifying, recruiting, and developing successful managers, ensuring domain knowledge is shared, and building redundancy in key roles
  • Own and develop the technical strategy and roadmap, ensuring we meet our business goals including product delivery, innovation and technical excellence.
  • Manage and coordinate our production and development environments, including monitoring, logging, disaster recovery, availability and stability

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of at least 10 years in Software Engineering with a minimum of 3+ years in a comparable leadership position
  • Familiarity with all technical aspects of game development including client, server and backend tech stacks.
  • Ability to interpret technology and market trends as a foundation for roadmaps
  • Experience in building and leading technical and non-technical staff driving their success
  • Technical expertise in web systems architecture or game engineering, design, and development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and a strong sense of tact in all interactions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

What do we offer:

  • Performance bonus scheme
  • Annual personal technology fund of $1,000 to buy games, toys, and tech
  • Annual Timezone Powercard so you can enjoy all the latest arcade games
  • Training and education programs
  • Private medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
  • Flexible working hours
  • Monthly self-directed personal development days
  • Finish work early every Friday afternoon for social drinks and games
  • Work in a dynamic, creative arcade/workspace
  • Team events – being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer

LAI Games is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.

Position/Division Summary:

As Director of Hardware Engineering at LAI Games, you help realize our arcade experience ecosystem by driving technical decision-making, development, and deployment of all our physical games and services.

Responsible for the planning and delivery of all mechanical and electrical engineering activities within the organization, you demonstrate exemplary leadership skills as you build, guide, and grow dynamic and passionate teams who love to engineer solutions to new problems, driven to create the world’s most innovative arcade games, consumer VR titles, and other games and services. Your team achieves its ambitions thanks to your technical experience, leadership, and ability to make informed decisions. You take pride and share a passion for the games and experiences your team develops together.

Your team’s work ranges across arcade games, consumer-facing games and applications, and platforms. Your engagement and deep comprehension of your teams and their functions allow you to harmonize and multiply the results of everyone’s contribution, driving a culture of collaboration where each person performs at their best.

Responsible for supporting your teams and improving their technical and interpersonal skills, you have their well-being at heart, and you actively participate in their development within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a strategic leader, proactive in driving change within Hardware Engineering teams and across the company, shaping them with our company’s business objectives in mind
  • Collaborate with the Head of Product and team leaders to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on technology and engineering capabilities
  • Demonstrate exemplary positive leadership and act as spokesperson for the studio’s values, and lead the team through management and mentorship, via both technical and non-technical leadership
  • Help establish and maintain the product engineering standards for the company, defining tools and practices leading by example
  • Interpret product vision and business objectives into development processes, goals, and tasks, and provide clear direction to our Hardware Engineering teams
  • Develop and implement standards that drive technical excellence, including technical resources, documentation, testing, training, analytics, service standards, and system design
  • Drive productive, sustainable growth of our Hardware Engineering teams, with a focus on attracting and nurturing top talent, actively identifying, recruiting, and developing successful managers, ensuring domain knowledge is shared, and building redundancy in key roles
  • Develop and own the hardware strategy and roadmap, ensuring we meet our business goals including product delivery, innovation, and technical excellence

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of at least 10 years in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 3+ years in a comparable leadership position
  • Experience in building and leading technical and non-technical staff driving their success
  • Technical expertise in product design, engineering, and manufacturing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and a strong sense of tact in all interactions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Position/Division Summary:

Our Studio Art Director is the motivational foundation of the Art team and helps define the visual design and direction of our games. They oversee the quality and content of our art and design production and ensure all visual elements are credible and in line with each game’s vision. They also act as both a manager and a mentor, fostering a team culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and empowerment, and strive to develop processes and solutions that are conducive and help support a sustainable work life for their team. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct multiple art disciplines across various project teams 
  • Provide art direction and feedback to team of artists and external vendors 
  • Supervise, train, mentor and support the development of Artists 
  • Coach and motivate team members to perform at their best, ensuring they receives regular reviews and one-on-one meetings 
  • Manage performance within the team in a way that encourages autonomy, mastery, and purpose 
  • Create visual touchstone assets that inspire and set visual direction for others (concepts, models, paint-overs, etc…) 
  • Maintain current and working knowledge on industry/market trends and make recommendations as appropriate 
  • Partner with the Head of Product to own and define assigned aspects of the project as directed 
  • Contribute to developing art pipelines for our projects with specific creative and technological needs in collaboration with the software engineering team 
  • Participate in daily meetings to ensure art deliverables are on track 
  • Anticipate, identify, and present problem areas and develop preventative solutions for the team 
  • Partner with producers/project managers to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs 
  • Partner with senior management to ensure our art team is healthy and strong 
  • Work closely with game design to ensure art enhances the player experience 
  • Demonstrate exemplary positive leadership and act as spokesperson for the studio’s values, exemplifying reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interactions 
  • Lead by example, creating a strong sense of purpose and teamwork, promoting a culture of excellence, creativity and inclusivity 

        Required Skills and Experience:

        • 7 years’ experience crafting video game art 
        • 3 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director 
        • A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other developers 
        • Excellent written and verbal communication. Comfortable interacting and presenting to all levels of the company 
        • Excellent attention to detail and strong desire to iterate and improve on processes 
        • Demonstrate fundamentals of leadership, including clear and proactive communication, meeting moderation, and oversight of large cross-disciplinary initiatives 
        • Ability to manage multiple, competing tasks and be self-directed to meet deadlines in a quickly evolving environment with little to no supervision 
        • Positive attitude and ability to receive and provide objective and constructive feedback 
        • Ability to coach, manage, mitigate, and prioritize through stressful situations for you and your team

        What do we offer:

        • Performance bonus scheme
        • Annual personal technology fund of $1,000 to buy games, toys, and tech
        • Annual Timezone Powercard so you can enjoy all the latest arcade games
        • Training and education programs
        • Private medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
        • Flexible working hours
        • Monthly self-directed personal development days
        • Finish work early every Friday afternoon for social drinks and games
        • Work in a dynamic, creative arcade/workspace
        • Team events – being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer

        LAI Games is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.

        Position/Division Summary:

        Your mission is to help forge the art pipeline, using your breadth of skill and experience to work between art and engineering to help us bring this game to life. Your role is rewarding and varied; your domain extends anywhere from modeling tools, to rendering improvements. Our team looks to you to solve hard problems using knowledge, creativity, and teamwork, ensuring that we hit performance while maintaining high visual quality.

        Our ideal candidate has extensive experience as a technical artist, with deep understanding of the Unity game engine and game creation tools. If you value working in a highly collaborative team that celebrates artistic passion, creativity, innovation, and a strong desire to make big contributions to amazing games and experiences, we think this will be a great fit for you.

        Required Skills and Experience:

        • Comprehensive experience with Unity 3D
        • Deep understanding of runtime performance and how to scale and optimize visuals for different platforms from low-end to high-end hardware
        • Thorough knowledge of particles, VFX pipelines, and shader processes used in game development
        • Experience with real-time and baked lighting in Unity 3D
        • Strong communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
        • A minimum of 3 years experience in technical art in the games industry
        • Passion for playing and making games

        Nice to have experience, non-mandatory:

        • Experience developing games for VR
        • Experience creating 3D assets
        • Familiarity with 3D rendering principles and/or shader authoring
        • Familiarity with animation rigging toolsets and workflows
        • Experience with Substance Designer and Painter

        What do we offer:

        • Performance bonus scheme
        • Annual personal technology fund of $1,000 to buy games, toys and tech
        • Annual Timezone Powercard so you can enjoy all the latest arcade games
        • Training and education programs
        • Private medical, dental and life insurance coverage
        • Flexible working hours
        • Monthly self-directed personal development days
        • Finish work early every Friday afternoon for social drinks and games
        • Work in a dynamic, creative arcade/workspace
        • Team events – being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer

        LAI Games is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.

        Position/Division Summary:

        Our development team consists of passionate gamers, driven to make the most fun, engaging and rewarding games and experiences for our players. Our Game Programmers enjoy all elements of development, leveraging their experience, skills, and passion to drive the production of almost every aspect of our game development, from gameplay logic and physics to shaders, audio, UI, and beyond. 

        One of the most unique and engaging aspects of this role with LAI Games is the variety of projects and range of technologies used to deliver memorable gameplay experiences. In the short term, this role will focus on a consumer VR game. In the longer term, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate on anything from more consumer games, to arcade titles, Virtual Reality experiences, and beyond.

        Motivated by the diversity of products, projects, and technologies they’re exposed to in their role, our Game Programmers thrive in the collaborative environment that drives the integration of these game elements, delivering incredible, physical games and experiences unlike any other.  

        Key Responsibilities:

        • Design and develop game software with a high standard of code quality, stability, maintainability, readability, and performance.
        • Collaborate with a team of programmers, artists, and designers to build asset pipelines, workflow processes, and per-project development tools that are stable, elegant, and efficient.
        • Collaborate with a team of programmers to advise the best software packages, hardware platforms, game engines, and techniques for implementing games, features, and tools.
        • Advise the development team with the scope and resources required for new product ideas, new game features, and improvements to our existing game catalog.
        • Co-develop and integrate custom hardware interfaces and peripherals.
        • Diagnose and resolve issues with current and past projects, and test to ensure stability.
        • Contribute to the design of new product ideas and features.
        • Rapidly prototype and iterate on new game ideas to evaluate their fun, feasibility, and market fit.

        Required Skills and Experience:

        • Strong experience with C# and Unity3D games targeting PC platforms.
        • Strong experience with common gameplay features such as physics, animation, user interfaces, state machines, shaders, networking, etc.
        • Strong understanding of PC hardware performance, benchmarking and optimization.
        • Experience working in teams with version control systems such as Git, Mercurial, or Perforce.
        • Able to thrive in a diverse, collaborative team working productively and autonomously
        • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
        • A passion for games is critical as you’ll be collaborating with the games development team and contributing to LAI Games products.

        Special Requirements (nice to have):

        • Experience in VR development.
        • Experience writing other software such as C++ DLLs, APIs, servers, or websites.
        • Experience with a variety of software development tools and practices such as unit testing, continuous integration, data-driven development, etc.

        What do we offer:

        • Performance bonus scheme
        • Annual personal technology fund of $1,000 to buy games, toys, and tech
        • Annual Timezone Powercard so you can enjoy all the latest arcade games
        • Training and education programs
        • Private medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
        • Flexible working hours
        • Monthly self-directed personal development days
        • Finish work early every Friday afternoon for social drinks and games
        • Work in a dynamic, creative arcade/workspace
        • Team events – being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer

        LAI Games is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.

        Position/Division Summary:

        As a Product Manager at LAI Games, you will oversee the delivery of exciting new content and features across Arcade Online, making sure our players are always at the center of everything we do.

        You’ll work closely with software and hardware engineering teams, designers, and artists, to help design, develop and guide the speed, growth, and quality of Arcade Online. Your focus will be on the master product road map, stakeholder alignment, platform analytics, product positioning, platform ecosystem, and generally ensuring an amazing experience for our players.

        You work closely with the Chief Product Officer to collaborate on and document the product roadmap for Arcade Online, ensuring the vision is well communicated, business and product benefits are well defined, and stakeholders are challenged where necessary.

        As the Arcade Online Product Manager, you’re the go-to for delivery across all aspects of the platform. You’re responsible for ensuring project leads are central in the day-to-day cadence of sprint planning, prioritization, and stand-ups, ensuring work is well managed, communicated, and understood by all stakeholders. You ensure that all product verticals have a prioritized and well-groomed backlog and that features flow seamlessly throughout each part of the development lifecycle and successfully into production.

        Key Responsibilities:

        • Lead regular workshops to forward plan sprints, ensuring all teams are aligned with the vision and road map, and that the master backlog is delivered as prioritised
        • Drive the product and planning process across cross-functional teams of the company
        • Ensure issues and new requirements are triaged and prioritised by the project team
        • Analyze consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective
        • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation
        • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they’re successful achieved
        • Develop, implement, and maintain production timelines across multiple departments
        • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes, including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and feature launch
        • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by development teams
        • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI
        • Collaborate closely with development, marketing, and operations teams on the development, QA, and release of features and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire organization

        Required Skills and Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree in product design, engineering, or similar field
        • Strong experience in a dynamic product management role overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle
        • Experience leading large product teams and backlogs to deliver commercial results in consumer-facing games, services, or an e-commerce environment (or similar)
        • Highly effective cross-functional team management
        • A detailed understanding of how customers engage and interact online and across channels
        • Pragmatic, fast-paced, customer focussed, excellent commercial acumen, comfortable with basic analytics
        • Experience working with the agile methodology
        • A positive and impactful communicator, with both technical and non-technical teams
        • Exceptional writing and editing skills
        • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
        • Passionate about games and customer experience

        Nice to Have:

        • Experience with digital marketing
        • Experience with embedded systems
        • Experience in hardware engineering, design, or tinkering
        • Familiar with modern web architecture, with an ability to comprehend technical solutions and implications
        • Experience with project and product management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Figma and Project

        What do we offer:

        • Performance bonus scheme
        • Annual personal technology fund of $1,000 to buy games, toys, and tech
        • Annual Timezone Powercard so you can enjoy all the latest arcade games
        • Training and education programs
        • Private medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
        • Flexible working hours
        • Monthly self-directed personal development days
        • Finish work early every Friday afternoon for social drinks and games
        • Work in a dynamic, creative arcade/workspace
        • Team events – being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer

        LAI Games is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.

         

        Position/Division Summary:

        LAI Games is an arcade experience company that connects people with games. We’re building an arcade experience ecosystem that consists of physical arcade games, consumer and location-based VR games and experiences, and other exciting arcade-based titles that connect, engage, and delight players across physical and virtual worlds.

        We’re launching our consumer VR title, Arcade Legend, on Quest and Steam later this year, and have many exciting arcade games, a location-based VR title, and an innovative new digital arcade concept, all in various stages of development.

        A creative space with software, art, electronics, and mechanical devices all being developed side-by-side, our studio is a hive of activity that rewards curiosity and appeals to the inventive. We have some new positions opening over the coming months, and we’re looking for amazing people to join our Singapore team. Here are some of the upcoming positions:

        • Electrical Engineer
        • Senior Game Designer
        • Senior Game Producer

        Please submit your resume and indicate the position you’re interested in, and we’ll get back to you shortly.

        Besides working with an awesome team, in an arcade, and making games, we also offer:

        • Competitive salary
        • Performance bonus
        • Annual personal technology fund of $1,000 to buy games, toys, and tech
        • Annual Timezone Powercard so you can enjoy all the latest arcade games
        • Training and education programs
        • Private medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
        • Flexible working hours
        • Monthly self-directed personal development days
        • Finish work early every Friday afternoon for social drinks and games
        • Work in a dynamic, creative arcade/workspace
        • Team events – being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer

        LAI Games is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.