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Senior Producer Expiring soon


Sumo Digital Ltd.


Sheffield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.

As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.

The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!

The role @ Sumo

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented Senior Producer to take up this key position on an undisclosed project. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Senior Producer will have responsibility for the delivery of the project to time and on budget, and within quality expectations of Sumo and the client.

To be successful you will:

  • Ideally have 5 years of working in a production role with experience working on shipped console titles
  • Be a key leader/contributor to the development team
  • Manage the schedules of multiple departments within the game team, to ensure that milestones are agreed, detailed and delivered as expected
  • Create milestone content and realistic production schedules in coordination with team leads and management.
  • Manage the project budget - identifying resource requirements and expectations, tracking actual project spend versus planned spend and continuously updating projections
  • Managing change â€" ensuring project scope is adhered to, controlling feature creep, ensuring project is delivered in accordance with expectations, and project budget changes if necessary.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of the project in line with budget and schedule.
  • Managing day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, budget, change and risk with the client and Development Director and making recommendations accordingly
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director and internal senior management team
  • Maintain close communication with team leads and provide team members with material and technical support as needed
  • Ensure that each member of the team is working from a tracked schedule and has a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of their contribution
  • Ensure excellent communication, positive working relationships and teamwork within the development team and across disciplines
  • Coach and mentor junior production staff
  • Keep abreast of current trends in the marketplace especially with regard to similar and/or competitive product
  • Follow Sumo Digital’s project development standards and guidelines

  • What We Offer:

    · Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews

    · Electric Car Scheme

    · Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme

    · Flexible Working

    · 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas

    · Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme

    · 5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year

    · Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more

    · Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay

    · Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary

    · Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%

    · Free Dental Insurance

    · Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app

    · Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions

    · Additional flexible benefits scheme

    · Cycle to Work Scheme

    · Mental Health First Aiders

    · Payroll Giving Scheme

    · Game & Book Libraries

    · Long service & project completion awards

    · Wrap Parties

    · Alternative Travel Prize Draw

    · The Sumo GameJam

    · Great family events

    · Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…

    · Life Drawing

    · Yoga Classes

    · Free fruit and drinks

    · Employee Referral Bonus

    · Career Development

    · Relocation Support to the UK

    · Visa Sponsorship

    Where do we stand on diversity?

    At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.

    We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

    More about Sumo Sheffield

    Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.

    Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:

    o World-class sports facilities

    o Iconic theatres and galleries

    o Multiple retail and shopping experiences

    o Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries

    o The award-winning National Video Game Museum

    More about Sumo Digital

    Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.

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