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UI Technician - SUMO LEAMINGTON SPA

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Sumo Digital Ltd.

Negotiable

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

IT & Customer Support

ASAP

05/08/2019

02/02/2020

Associate

Permanent | Full Time

No



Founded in early 2019, Sumo Leamington is the most recent member of the award-winning Sumo Digital family. We're one of Sumo's seven game development studios located across the UK and India, and we have an immediate goal of building 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!


Within this role you will:


  • Work with the lead artist and programmers to implement, structure and maintain the games front-end and user interfaces.
  • Help develop scripts, maintain data structures, structure string tables and asset libraries to maximise production support and project infrastructure.
  • Profile and optimise the user-interface to help improve performance
  • Create animations and FX for use in the games UI.
  • Solve problems effectively and creatively with an ability to scale quality when time or deadlines require it.
  • Collaborate closely with UX and UI team members to iterate and consider the gameplay implications of the design and the overall player experience.
  • Supporting integration with continuous testing on a broad range of devices and cases to ensure the UI remains responsive and intuitive to use.
  • Put yourself in the driving seat to tackle and problem solve from the players perspective.
  • Drive quality and always thinking about how



  • We need you to have:


  • A background in Games, App or Web Development is highly recommended.
  • Knowledge of Unity game engine.
  • Fastidious attention to detail in order to push the visual and technical barriers further.
  • Basic understanding of 3D and 2D packages highly advantageous.
  • Illustration skills to help develop UI assets when required.
  • High degree in confidence in layout theory using anchor points, slicing and scaling, aspect ratios, layering and data driven design (
  • Knowledge in node-based logic systems such as Shadergraphs, Kismet / Blueprints.
  • 'Can do' attitude with confidence in your ability to work to a design spec / brief whilst able to use your own intuition to fill in gaps.
  • An open approach to collaboration and feedback from others.
  • Excellent communication skills never afraid to ask questions.


  • 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.



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