Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Experience with Jenkins, TeamCity or similar build systemsExperience with Maven, Gradle, or similar build management toolsA strong understanding of SCCM tools such as Perforce, git or Subversion.A solid understanding of Linux, OSX and Windows Operating SystemsExperience in a minimum of one scripting language (Python, Bash, Perl or Ruby)
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we've built and contributed to some of the world's best-loved game franchises.
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
As a Build Engineer at Sumo Sheffield 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:
It would be advantageous if you have:Experience in a range of programming languages (Java, C#, C++)A good time management and self-motivation skills.The ability to take direction and criticism.Knowledge of large-scale asset pipelines.Experience deploying to cloud compute and storage environmentsGame industry experience, and experience of console build tool chainsWhat we Offer:
Sumo Digital 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, 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.
Sheffield itself offers all the benefits of a big city with a village attitude. Renowned for its friendly inhabitants and green spaces, Sheffield is a phenomenal place to live and work whether you're just starting out in your career, or if you're looking to establish roots and family. The city includes world-class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping and restaurants, and a third of the city lies inside the stunning Peak District National Park, offering easy access to incredible recreation and history.
Our Sheffield studio is adjacent to the Meadowhall shopping centre and its rail, tram and bus links and to the M1 motorway, making for an easy commute from places like Leeds and Nottingham.
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.