What we need:

Smilegate Barcelona is looking for an experienced and talented HR Director to join our Operations Team. We are looking for an individual who has experience leading and managing the HR team of a growing game development company.

What the role involves:

  • Assessment of current HR policies and continuous improvement.

  • Design and implement new HR policies in cooperation with Senior Leadership and parent company.

  • Review and design HR Systems, tools, and processes.

  • Ensure company compliance with HR as well as internal and external counsel.

  • Help implement a Performance Reviews process with HRBP.

  • Adopt new talent development practices for engagement.

  • Draft and manage the HR Department budget.

  • Team Management.

  • Internal communications for HR related matters.

Role requirements:

  • 5+ Year of relevant HR experience in AAA video game development companies, either scaling or well established.

  • University Degree in HR, Business or other relevant fields.

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in talent management practices and tools.

  • Mentor and lead the current HR Team.

  • Strong communication skills for cross-cultural communication.

  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Proven knowledge of labour laws of Spain and other EU Member States

  • Knowledge of the AAA game industry ecosystem.

About us:

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, backed by a quality-first market-leading publisher and developer. If you are an experienced team player who loves game creation, values autonomy within a multi-national team, and would welcome the challenge of building new IPs and career-defining games - get in touch!


  • Breakfast in the Office.

  • Restaurant Tickets: approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).

  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to New Year.

  • Cafeteria Plan Year allowance for Wellness and IT Equipment.

  • Develop your career working in a super exciting environment with a great working atmosphere, international work environment

  • Fully stocked studio kitchen (Nespresso coffee, organic fruits, snacks, and beverages).

  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave PLUS full parental flexibility

  • Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday.

  • Modular Model for hybrid work.

  • Private Health insurance, including dental coverage.

  • Incredible office in Barcelona in the heart of [email protected] (games room, shower, auditorium, canteen, gym, etc.) 15min from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.

  • Team Building Events.

  • Relocation Package/assistance and VISA support.

  • Much more still to come…

Are you ready to join Smilegate Barcelona? We are already excited to have you!

We value diversity and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all suitable applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.