IT Engineer

Game studios can be fast pace environments with multiple digital teams designing, developing and testing simultaneously. All relying on fast connectivity and functioning software and hardware.

IT Engineers offer in-house technical support to safeguard technical resources to ensure steady work. Their responsibilities include general maintenance, managing systems and programs and troubleshooting any tech issues that arise.

IT Engineers won’t always work directly on games but will enjoy a varied role and a love for tech is a must. Desirable skills also include attention to detail, determination, communication skills and creative problem-solving.

Also referred to as:

IT Technician, Systems Support Technician

You’ll love this role if you’re into:
  • Being Organised
  • Maths
  • Helping People

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Many IT Engineers have a degree, which provides professional development and a recognised qualification to employers. However, there are many available pathways and all people working in games claim a unique career journey. Above all, you will need to demonstrate passion and skills in your chosen field. For this job role, you should be someone who loves technology, problem-solving and helping others. 

As a professional, you’ll be responsible for installing, fixing and maintaining the software and hardware within the game studio. You’ll have knowledge of networks, computer hardware systems, general operating systems and Office software like Microsoft Office and Google Drive. Familiarity with programming languages may also help you in this role.

Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders. As an IT Engineer, your CV should outline previous experience, demonstrating a broad range of technical skills. For more ideas, see our top tips page on building your portfolio

Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills and network; or start modding others games to gain experience. 

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Where are you in your games journey?

What I love most is the variety of challenges. I really enjoy logical problem-solving.
Alex Woodrow - IT Support Engineer, Escape StudiosRead the full story
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