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Senior Level Designer - SUMO NOTTINGHAM


Sumo Digital Ltd.


Nottingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Sumo Nottingham develops characterful, accessible and innovative action/adventure and racing games for console and PC. We are part of Sumo Digital Ltd., an independent UK developer working with some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony and Sega.

The role @ Sumo

We are currently on the look out for an experienced and skilled Senior Level Designer to join our successful and well established Nottingham studio.

If you are looking for the next step in your career then look no further!

Reporting to the lead designer, in this role you will:

  • Plan and execute your levels from high-level concept to implementation
  • Collaborate with cross-discipline teams to make those levels exciting, innovative and engaging
  • Use extensive playtesting to refine your work
  • Guide and mentor a small team of level designers to help deliver levels

  • To be successful you will have:

  • More than five years of level design experience and / or shipped two or more titles in this role
  • A good grasp of level design principles such as pacing and flow across both single and multiplayer experiences
  • Experience working on first or third person action / adventure or shooting titles
  • Familiarity with 3D software packages such as Max/Maya
  • Mentoring experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Where you'll be working

    Our studio is in Nottingham's Castle Marina, near Nottingham's picturesque canal route and just fifteen minutes' walk from the City Centre. The studio is served by excellent bus, tram and cycle links and the railway station is a ten-minute walk away.

    Nottingham has lots to see and do, including a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and numerous cultural events. There are several large parks in and around the city (including Wollaton Park, containing Batman's house!), and it sits on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District area. It has excellent road and rail links to the North and South of the country, with London less than two hours away by train.

    What we'll do for you

    We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. We support your personal development through access to training resources and time to work on them. 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.

    We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, with emphasis on well being and work/life balance.

    Want to know more about Sumo?

    Sumo Digital, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and 2019 TIGA Award for Best Independent 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.

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