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Senior Technical Designer - SUMO NOTTINGHAM New


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 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#

  • 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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