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Build Engineer - SUMO NORTH WEST

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Sumo Digital Ltd.

Negotiable

North West, North West

South Africa

Programming and Development

ASAP

24/10/2019

23/12/2019

Associate

Permanent | Full Time

No



Sumo Digital build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega.

Sumo North West is the latest addition to the family. Established by Scott Kirkland - BAFTA nominated local games industry veteran and co-founder of (Sony) Evolution Studios and Secret Sorcery - the studio's mandate is to build a world-class team of technologists and creatives to provide efficient and effective solutions to prestigious partners from around the world, working on some of the biggest, newest and most popular IPs and platforms along the way!

The role @ Sumo

As a Build Engineer at Sumo North West you will be responsible for maintaining the stability of the project builds across all platforms. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of systems to automate building and testing a title, and for delivering regular builds to QA teams and customers. You will capable of identifying the cause of any build problems, and for either resolving those problems yourself or communicating with other staff members to help resolve them. You will be helped in this and report to the lead programmer on the team who will be your line manager.

In a typical day you will be required to maintain systems for existing projects, while developing strategies for improving and automating the build and test processes for existing and future projects. You know how to use the tools required, including systems and scripting languages for automating building and testing. You may also have the skills to develop and refine tests to improve the quality of the testing process. You will have excellent communication skills enabling you to accurately communicate issues and report on the status of the build systems and builds themselves.


To be successful you will have:


  • Proven and respected build engineer with a positive, can-do attitude and a history of success on significant projects;
  • Excellent cross-discipline communicator;
  • Broad and deep contemporary knowledge of build and test pipelines for PC and console platforms;
  • Excellent knowledge of C++, C#, PowerShell and other relevant programming and scripting languages;
  • Practical experience of deploying CI pipelines such as Jenkins and TeamCity and build distribution tools;
  • In-depth knowledge of revision control systems with emphasis on Perforce;
  • Goal orientated, proactive and methodical problem-solver;
  • Proficient and pragmatic in debugging and profiling/optimisation;
  • Quality-minded, with great attention to detail;
  • Passionate about games and game technology;



  • It would be advantageous if you have:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related subject;
  • Knowledge of commercial game engines and middleware;
  • Experience of localisation/culturalization pipelines and considerations;


  • Sumo Digital, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio, continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003.

    We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

    In addition to offering a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time, we also take care of our people, with an emphasis on work/life balance and fun events such as our legendary annual Sumo 'Big Day Out', epic Christmas parties and much more! Regular studio Game Jams are another highlight of Sumo life - with successful concepts going on to commercial release including TIGA award winning Snake Pass and upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.

    Sumo North West is based in Warrington - a thriving Cheshire town situated between the metropolises of Manchester and Liverpool and historic Chester. Benefitting from a £139m transformation to create a new central leisure and retail attraction and with great road and rail connections, Warrington is an accessible and popular place to live, work and play!

    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.

    With the backing of Sumo Group PLC, this is a rare opportunity to influence inception, growth and ultimate success of Sumo North West, rising to new challenges and developing skills as we lay strong and enduring foundations. If you have passion and talent, join us as we embark upon this exciting and inclusive new chapter for Sumo Digital and the North West game development community!



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