Steve Kirk.

Sub banner
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.

Head of Maths - Slots - EUROPE

Posted 1 day ago
  • Attractive

Outstanding opportunity to join one of the most exciting studios to appear in years bringing extra life to games by adding world class math to their games. You will be a highly motivated and experienced mathematician with a desire to develop the next great gaming mechanic while challenging yourself and the industry with new and exciting games.You will be qualified and experienced in all aspects of game mathematics. Highly motivated, a team player, excellent analytical skills and a proven track record as well as a thirst to work side-by-side with the team developing some of the world’s greatest games.Responsibilities. Ensure that math profiles are engaging and exciting for their players, matching the target parameters you will help to set, while ensuring the game is mathematically and mechanically compliant in all jurisdictions that they operate within. Ensure that the company is mathematically and game mechanically aware of market trends and collate market leading ideas for math designs and improvements. You will establish specifications (Math Design / Profiling Document) for the games and along with architects and the requirements analyse to ensure that Game Studios receive the necessary information to produce the game. Be responsible for meeting targets, goals and objectives for your game productions, according to the Game Roadmap. Responsible for actively assisting Game Product Marketing Team in the review of the Game Guides, Game Presentations and similar. Actively collaborate with Team Management in the Game Studios and suggesting new game ideas and mechanics. Actively collaborate with Certification and Release managers in the Project Delivery team. Align with stakeholders to secure transparency and clear communication for mathematical, technical and operational matters. Requirements. Proven experience as a Senior/Lead Game mathematician working for a well-regarded studio and a solid portfolio of Slots games. You must be a EU citizen or hold a valid visa to work in the EU Deep understanding of the iGaming market and what makes games perform, especially from a math and mechanic perspective You have a profound understanding of the player needs / preferences You understand what is needed by game developers / studios, platform developers and what works in relation to what is required for a successful game delivery You have worked with or have a strong understanding of progressive jackpot games. You are fluent in English, both spoken and written, and have good communication skills Degree in a technical subject, such as mathematics/statistics, engineering, or computer science

Senior 2D Artist

Posted 9 days ago
  • Attractive

Role and Responsibilities Provide art assets in proper quality and resolution, according to game production requirements Provide art assets in time and according to set deadlines, present work on different stages of production Provide quantity of work that meets expectations according to briefing Provide art assets corresponding to brief/feedback Able to work with different art styles and approaches Provide technical support to members of the art team Asset preparation for animation work Deep understanding of technical side of production process, communication Essential experience Experience of working in Slot games production 2+ years Fine ART Hand drawing Character design Assets preparation/optimization for Animation Experienced working with Wacom tablets English - Advanced Desirable qualifications High Art degree (Art Academy, Art Institute) Blender/Zbrush

Head/Director of Casino

Posted 17 days ago
  • Gibraltar
  • Attractive

Our client are a cutting-edge, multinational business specialising in online entertainment, with a strong emphasis on blockchain and AI. They are dedicated to creating innovative and engaging products that our users will love and use repeatedly. By joining, you will be part of a dynamic and visionary team dedicated to transforming the entertainment, gaming, and digital advertising sectors. If you are excited about working on groundbreaking projects that harness the power of blockchain. Role Overview: We are seeking a Director of Casino to spearhead our casino division, driving growth and optimising revenue streams. This role requires a highly analytical and process-driven professional with a proven track record in managing successful casino operations. The ideal candidate will possess deep industry knowledge and the ability to leverage data analytics to inform strategy and decision-making. Key Responsibilities: Oversee the casino operations' financial performance, aligning with broader business goals. Collaborate with executive leadership to refine and implement strategic initiatives. Ensure the seamless running of all casino operations, optimising processes for efficiency and effectiveness. Drive initiatives to enhance operational workflows and customer service standards. Analytics and Insights: Regularly analyse performance metrics, market trends, and customer feedback to inform strategic decisions. Report key findings and strategic recommendations to senior management. Translate strategic visions into actionable plans, directly managing the execution of initiatives to drive growth and improve the operational footprint. Team Development: Lead, motivate, and develop a diverse team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. Customer Experience: Enhance the customer journey by ensuring high standards of service and engagement, utilising insights to continuously improve the player experience. Industry Innovations: Stay abreast of industry trends, including advancements in cryptocurrency and how they can be leveraged to enhance the casino offering and attract a wider audience. Vendor and Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key partners and stakeholders, negotiating effectively to secure the best outcomes. Qualifications: Extensive experience in casino operations management, with a proven track record of driving growth and operational excellence. Strong financial acumen, with experience in managing P&L and budgeting processes. Knowledge of or experience in the cryptocurrency sector is highly advantageous, with an understanding of its impact on the gaming and digital entertainment industry. Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Analytical mindset, capable of translating data into actionable strategies. Excellent negotiation and relationship management skills, with a history of successful vendor management. Self-motivated, with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.