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. 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
We are always looking for enthusiastic and experienced programmers to join the Sumo Sheffield team to assist with development of AAA Xbox, PS4, Switch and PC based projects.
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:
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.