Work with project managers and other leads to define and complete programming tasksWrite high quality source codeWork with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers' specificationsLiaise with Quality Assurance to fix bugsEnsure the game is compliant with manufacturer's guidelines for the relevant platformsMaintain stability of development environment for the entire development team
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Nottingham became part of the Sumo Digital family in March of 2016 and is a community of diverse, game-loving people ranging from industry veterans to talented graduates.
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 experienced programmer to join the Sumo Nottingham team to assist with development of AAA titles across multiple genres on multiple console and PC platforms.
As a programmer at Sumo, you will:
You will need to have:Worked on at least one released game and/or experience with at least one current generation engine (UE4, CryEngine, Source, Unity etc.)Strong C++ programming skillsStrong 3D programming and mathematics skillsThorough understanding of the game production processExcellent communication skillsExperience of source control systems
It would also be great if you have:Graphics systems (3D graphics, animation, camera control, lighting, materials and shaders)Knowledge of the requirements placed on gameplay code by a multiplayer networked gameExperience with Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, console programmingExperience of working to manufacturers' guidelines for the relevant platformsWhat 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 Nottingham, which benefits from a wealth of attractions, including world-famous history, a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and a wide variety of cultural events. Our new state-of-the-art studio is in the Castle Marina area of the City - ten minutes' walk from the City Centre and served by excellent bus, train, tram and cycle links as well as good access to the North and South via the M1 motorway.
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.