Sports Interactive are the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games based in London, there are now over 100 full time people in the team.

The SI team is expanded by more than 1,300 researchers across the world whose research makes up the world largest football database, as well as a contracted QA team on-site, and over 100 offsite beta testers.

Brothers Paul & Oliver Collyer MBE’s released their first management game in 1992 before founding Sports Interactive in 1994. Oliver & Paul are both still at the studio now concentrating on their passion for programming, with the studio now led by Miles Jacobson OBE, who first worked with SI as a beta tester in 1994, and has held various roles at the studio both part-time and full-time. He was asked by Ov & Paul to become Managing Director of the studio in 2000.

Many of the team have been part of the studio for more than 10 years, alongside Ov, Paul & Miles, like Marc Vaughan, the lead on Football Manager Handheld, Marc Duffy who heads up the online operations at the studio and Mark Woodger who heads up the research & translation team.

The studio has had a lot of success over the years, both critically and commercially, with more weeks at no.1 in the UK PC chart than Madonna and U2 have managed in the albums chart between them and a string of awards from around the world. In June 2014, Football Manager 2014 broke the PC Chart record for the most weeks at number one (23) and went on to rack up more than 30 weeks at the top. Football Manager Mobile has also been a big success iOS and Android devices while Football Manager Touch is available on both PC as well as high-end iOS and Android tablets.

The studio is currently working hard on new iterations of the Football Manager, Football Manager Touch and Football Manager Mobile series 20+ years after the first football management release from Oliver and Paul.

We also have a dedicated team working on an online management game, Football Manager Online, which has been released in both South Korea and China. We also released Eastside Hockey Manager on Steam in December 2015 and continues to be developed by a team led by Risto Remes. Our R&D and tech teams are always working on new items and technology that will appear in future games, help the studio with future platforms or even become games in their own right.

Unlike most studios, there is no one at Sports Interactive with the specific job title of “designer”. Everyone at the studio is able to get involved in the design of our games, as well as having many active communities around the game who are constantly coming up with new ideas for our games, with one or two people responsible for deciding on which features go into each annual iteration on each project.

If you’re interested in becoming part of the team and would like to find out about jobs at Sports Interactive, please check out our Careers section.


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Employee Benefits

  • Holiday

    25 days of paid holiday every year, so take that trip of a lifetime

  • Flexible Hours

    As long as you do your bit, we're happy. Hours to suit you!

  • Health Care

    Private health care (including Dental) provided for every member of the team

  • Bonus Scheme

    We run a profit based bonus scheme for both end of year and at Christmas

  • Gym Membership

    Membership to local, top-quality gym to keep you in good shape

  • Social Events

    We hold regular social events including an annual family day and also play 5-a-side football most lunchtimes

  • Top Equipment

    You'll get a top end PC or Mac to work with, and you can relax on our game consoles, pool table, ping-pong or table football

  • Childcare Vouchers

    No need to worry about the kids with a generous supply of childcare vouchers

Football Teams

Staff from SI play in multiple different teams on a weekly basis, ranging from 5-a-side lunchtime leagues to 11 a-side Sunday League football.

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Want to join the Sports Interactive squad? Click here to see all of our available jobs or view a selection below

  • We are looking for a junior Software Engineer intern to join our PC/Mac development teams. This would either be a full year sandwich placement or for a period of at least six months.

  • We are currently seeking enthusiastic and committed gameplay / logic coders to join a talented and focused core gameplay team working on an exciting F2P mobile project.

  • Sports Interactive has a great opportunity for a dedicated and passionate UI/UX Designer to join our in-house UI/UX team, with scope to work across various products and platforms.

  • We are looking for an outstanding UI/UX Software Engineer to work principally on Football Manager and help us take it to the next level.

  • Sports Interactive has a great opportunity for a dedicated and passionate tools programmer to design, implement, enhance and maintain the proper functioning of our tools that help improve the effectiveness and workflow of the entire studio.

  • Our core technology team are looking for people with a passion for core engine systems in a cross-platform environment.


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