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Backend Programmer - SUMO NEWCASTLE

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Sumo Digital Ltd.

Negotiable

Newcastle, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Programming and Development

ASAP

18/11/2019

Associate

Permanent | Full Time

No



We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018. As a former CCP Games studio, we have a solid history of cutting-edge development, and now with Sumo, a spectacular future of 'AAA' game development for some of the biggest and best publishers in the world.

It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo , winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio ; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented programmer to join our backend team and to contribute to our AAA games projects. You will design, develop and maintain scalable backend services to support a high number of concurrent users, providing client libraries to allow client-side programmers to interface with these services.


To be successful you will have:


  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Working knowledge of SQL database programming
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with game designers, including contributing your own ideas into the design process
  • Ability to work in a team
  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • A passion for gaming on PC and/or console



  • It would be advantageous if you had:


  • C++ programming experience
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms, especially AWS


  • What we Offer:

    Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying over fifteen years of stability and growth. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

    We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out of office events such as our legendary annual Sumo 'Big Day Out', plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.

    We are proud to be in the North-East of England in the Northern Design Centre on the Quayside next to the River Tyne, and will soon move into purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities nearby. Newcastle was voted the number one place that travellers should visit in 2018 by Rough Guide and has everything that a major European city has to offer; culture, heritage, lively bars and fantastic retail. It is an exciting cosmopolitan city while also boasting plenty of beautiful outdoor space including several beaches less than an hour's drive away.

    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on every team member having the opportunity to shine and have real, meaningful input into the games that we create. We pride ourselves on our positive atmosphere and sociable team who regularly partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime and after-work clubs, and charity fundraising events.



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