Talent Acquisition

Aiming to create best-in-class experiences that last forever in players memories, a team of Game Industry veterans is building a new AAA Open World game studio in Barcelona.
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Smilegate Barcelona is currently looking for a key contributor to building the Barcelona studio. We are seeking a -new family member- Talent Acquisition Manager to attract, engage and acquire top games talent in the industry. This new studio is built upon a strong core of senior game developers to work on a brand new IP in the Open World genre.

With very ambitious development plans, we are looking for a driven, hands-on and highly motivated individual, with a deep knowledge of the AAA video game industry and a genuine interest in being part of this new venture.

What You’ll Do:

  • Identify, map and engage with top talent in the AAA console game market globally, in order to develop a pipeline of key future talent and help us to create a Studio with around 3 hires per month.
  • Own and manage the full end-to-end lifecycle recruitment process and maintains our future candidates pipeline with high touch and frequent communication. 
  • Work closely with hiring managers and HR to define position requirements, create job descriptions, and innovate upon the recruiting and hiring process- the employee experience.
  • Promote and manage our presence on LinkedIn and be the face of the company for the first interviews.
  • Provide relevant recruitment and talent KPI’s to the business.
  • Control the Hiring budget working closely with Finance Department. 
  • Hiring and being a manager of the Talent Acquisition Specialist to support the Recruitment team. 

Structure: our Talent Acquisition Manager will be part of the Operations team which is growing as well.  

What will make You successful in this role:

  • +3 Years of games and tech recruiting experience. 
  • Proven track record as a Talent Acquisition specialist, in-house or through an agency in the gaming industry.
  • Excellent interviewing skills, written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Intimate knowledge of the videogame market. 
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Willing to move to Barcelona. 

Personality traits that make You a great match:

  • Passion for people. 
  • Can-do, hands-on attitude, open to tackle varied topics depending on the business needs 
  • Good organizational skills, analytical and methodical approach
  • Ability to work proactively in a fast-paced environment
  • An energetic and humble individual.


  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas Holiday (From Dec 24 ~ Jan 1) 
  • Remote & Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday
  • During the Covid time, the company is paying employee´s lunch through our catering services. Post-Covid we will offer a Ticket restaurant (9 euros per labor day).
  • Sanitas private Health insurance. In this policy, you will have included Dental coverage
  • Develop your career working in a super exciting environment with a great working atmosphere, international work environment
  • Nespresso coffee, organic fruit and other beverages
  • Company parties and events
  • Friday beers and the most important....very nice SmileMates 
  • Relocation support to move to Barcelona


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Diagonal 409
08008 Barcelona Directions View page

Why join us?

We offer you an excellent place to work in the center of Barcelona, well communicated in a sunny office. We will keep you engaged and motivated. You will be part of the next AAA open world game and you will enjoy the process.

But let's go to the details:

  • Medical Insurance

    Smilegate will cover you with our medical plan.

  • Office perks

    Weekly fresh fruit, tasty coffee, and other office daily needs.

  • More benefits incoming

    Stay tuned! We're working to get an amazing welcome pack for our new joiners.

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