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Sumo Digital Ltd.


Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design



Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Founded in early 2019, Sumo Leamington is a member of the award-winning Sumo Digital family. We're one of Sumo's nine game development studios located across the UK and India, and our goal is to build and grow an industry-leading team here in Royal Leamington Spa.

Managed by industry veterans with ground-breaking titles under their belts, the studio needs to hire the right colleagues to meet our exciting objectives. Whether you're an industry veteran or straight out of university, we could have a career-defining role for you. If you want to create great games that people will play for years to come, and be there at the beginning of something we know will be truly special, join our team. We look forward to speaking with you!

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 a passionate Senior Game Designer to join our Leamington studio. This is a great opportunity for a designer specialising in mobile games and/or free to play games running as live services.

Within this role you will:

  • Alongside other team members, help create new game pitches or responses to RFPs.
  • Hands-on creation and implementation of innovative game systems.
  • Work in collaboration with the Product Director to ensure that the overall commercial game vision and high-level monetisation is considered at all stages of development.
  • In partnership with the Product & Project owners, define the game vision and high-level experience.
  • Work on a wide variety of projects and tasks, helping to review, tweak and balance gameplay.
  • Collaborate across disciplines and external partners to facilitate development.
  • Create and maintain detailed design documentation.
  • Troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint.
  • Mentor and share knowledge with the team.
  • Review and feedback on game design and implementation with the team.

  • To be successful you will have:

  • Knowledge of mobile free to play games, plus key trends and opportunities
  • Ability in best practice Live Operations, and Games as a Service approaches.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in design on one or more released titles.
  • A likable and approachable personality, with a desire to collaborate with and motivate those around you.
  • A passionate love of mobile games with a strong understanding of modern systems design.
  • 5+ years in game development.

  • As part of the Sumo Digital family, we're able to 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, vouchers on your birthday 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 (this led to the recently released Snake Pass, so it's a genuine commitment to allowing staff to pitch ideas upwards to the highest levels).

    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're in the amazing position of building a brand new team, and creating a studio culture that's all about passion, respect, diversity, fun and togetherness. We're looking for people that love what they do and love to share their enthusiasm with each other.

    Keep Calm and waka waka...