Talent Acquisition Lead



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Want to be onboard a rocketship and help build a new and groundbreaking MMORPG called Ember Sword?

Leading-edge gaming studio looking for a talented Talent Acquisition Lead to join the Global Operations team. We are looking for an authentic and passionate team player who’s eager to partner with our product development, publishing, engineering & operations teams, to scout the world for unique gems, build our Talent Acquisition function and bring a top tier experience to our candidates as we embark on our growth journey.

We are developing Ember Sword, a groundbreaking browser based and Free-to-Play MMORPG game set in a community driven PvP and PvE fantasy universe. With player-owned collectible cosmetics and a blockchain-enhanced economy, this game is on a mission to disrupt the current gaming industry norms.

We are now building a team for Talent Acquisition, and we are scaling fast. Like us, you believe the best Talent Acquisition teams are all about laser focus on candidate experience, building communities and being strategic partners to Hiring Managers and the company. Reporting to the VP of Global Operations, this role is part strategy, part People Manager for the TA team and part hands on Recruiter role actively sourcing and engaging Talent to fuel our growth.

Your TO DOs

  • You will own and build our Talent Acquisition function and across Bright Star
  • With your team, you will identify opportunities to educate and train Hiring Managers & Interviewers alike, to foster best in class practices and a learning culture
  • You will partner closely with the Operations team to identify opportunities to improve our processes or work with new tools, and always explore uncharted territory to make our hiring experience better
  • Partnering with the Operations team on future reporting needs and various recruitment metrics
  • Hire and manage a team of Recruiters and Coordinators in Denmark and Europe, and scale our function as we grow
  • You will be a strategic partner to Hiring Managers and department leads, providing advisory on forecasting, hiring practices and organizational design and onboard external partners where appropriate
  • You will design a best in class candidate experience, gathering feedback from candidates and internal team alike, translate them into actionable initiatives
  • You will be part of a small but growing team of passionate individuals coming from very diverse backgrounds. We are looking to build something exceptional together, while learning from one another and also have fun on the way there!


  • 8+ years within the Talent Acquisition space including 2+ years as a People leader with international scope
  • In depth understanding of recruitment tools, best practices, hiring KPI’s & reporting
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrated experience building a hiring strategy in a fast pace scale up within Tech/Gaming or Creative industries
  • Empathic Leader elevating both the partnership with the business and acting as a coach and mentor to your team
  • Passion for the Tech and Gaming space
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken


  • This is not your average gaming company. We are a culture which encourages challenging the status quo. Therefore, we are keen to work with people who value integrity, accountability, curiosity, inclusion, passion and innovation.
  • We operate in an industry which is evolving on a daily basis. We are looking for talented individuals who are comfortable adapting in a fast paced and often changing environment and dealing with ambiguity.


  • While Ember Sword is an MMORPG, prior gaming experience is a huge plus, but not a must.
  • This is a UK/EU contractor-based role or within our offices based in the Netherlands, Denmark (preferred location) and Serbia. Remote working is acceptable with the willingness to travel as needed.

The TEAM at Bright Star

In just two short years, Bright Star Studios has become one of the most watched developing gaming studios in the world. Today we are a rapidly growing team, and though we are spread across continents, we are united in our mission to build the ultimate MMORPG experience for our community. The BSS culture is driven by a group of passionate, determined and talented individuals, hailing from a range of diverse backgrounds and locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer who hires people who are genuinely passionate about changing the games industry for the better. Always on the lookout for exceptional talent and potential, we care about good team effort, open and friendly communication, and speaking up without reserves.

So… if you are ready to rock the foundation of the gaming world together, we will welcome you with open arms.

About Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios, is a global independent games development studio crafting next generation original MMO game franchise experiences.

Led by a diverse team of award-winning venture founders, former world champion pro-players and entertainment professionals who come with decades of game industry experience, these innovators are carving a new path forward for MMORPGs across PC, Browser, and Mobile. The studio’s mission is to rewrite the games industry with a business model that favors the community through exciting competitive gameplay, instant playability and a leading platform which supports the player economy.

The studio is working on their flagship title, Ember Sword, a modern rewrite of the games industry business model which brings a player-owned economy and the community together in a unique and engaging cooperative role playing story-universe.

About Ember Sword

Ember Sword is a social sandbox MMORPG taking place in a player-driven universe where the adventure finds you. Built by a team of imaginative artists, engineers, and game designers, Ember Sword offers a unique community led and frictionless PvP and PVE player experience, and allows true ownership of digital gaming assets using blockchain technology.


We offer remote options and flexible working hours. We offer balance between work and personal life and are encouraged with open paid time off. All employees getting onboard 2022 will get a token package, and therefore have an incentive to make the best MMORPG. Besides that, we have the usual: Free coffee and tea. Social gatherings. Board game nights. Free office snacks, soft drinks, and occasionally friday bars.

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