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Senior Technical Designer - SUMO NOTTINGHAM

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Sumo Digital Ltd.

Negotiable

Nottingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design

ASAP

04/06/2019

03/10/2019

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No



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 a passionate Senior Technical Designer to join Sumo Digital. This is an exciting opportunity for a designer specialising in feature ownership and implementation.


Within this role you will:


  • Collaborate with all disciplines to uphold and help execute the game vision.
  • Design, own and implement mechanics, tools and systems for the game.
  • Create prototypes for testing new gameplay ideas and features.
  • Deliver quality work within schedule and technical limitations.
  • Provide input for the creation of technical workflows and production pipelines
  • Mentor more junior members of the team
  • Provide feedback to level and gameplay designers from a technical perspective
  • Be the technical expert on the project, providing support and advice to members of the development team.



  • We need you to have:


  • Proven UE4 experience
  • Shipped at least one commercial title on current gen consoles
  • Ability to analyse and deconstruct the work of others.
  • Good knowledge of game and level design principles.
  • Understanding of optimization and technical limitations.
  • Self-motivated towards solving creative problems and technical challenges.
  • Clear and concise communication.



  • It would be great if you also have:


  • 2 Years' experience in a senior role
  • An understanding of network replication in UE4
  • Experience in other game engines
  • Interest in other disciplines inside unreal such as animation and materials.
  • Basic Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ and C#


  • What 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.



    Keep Calm and waka waka...