Lead Programmer

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Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development
North East UK
Sumo Digital Ltd.
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Role and Purpose
We have an exciting Lead Programmer opportunity working in Unreal 4 on a large, undisclosed AAA project currently in pre-production.

Understand and direct the work of the coding team
Mentor the code team and lead by example
Work with the team and production to achieve the highest possible quality product

Skills Experience and Qualifications
Knowledge Requirements:

Proficiency in C/C++, minimum of 5 years' experience
4 years' experience working in the game industry required
3+ years' experience in console programming
Excellent communication skills
Excellent debugging skills
Practical experience with 3D math
Worked on at least 2 shipped games
Experience with asset pipelines dealing with large scale data sets
Experience working on at least one large scale game project

Demonstrated Ability To:
Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
Think critically, and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues
High personal standards as demonstrated in quality and pride of work
Create complex systems from start to finish
Quickly master tools and development processes
To take direction and criticism
Meet deadlines designated for team projects
Professionalism and the ability to function well within a team
Mentor less experienced programmers

What We Offer
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a generous holiday entitlement. The environment itself is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having ownership and a realisable input into the games we create.

A member of the Foundation 9 family of game developers since 2007, Sumo offers every employee the best chance of a secure future in the games industry by focusing on quality and the reliable delivery of their games and by making the most of the passion of its staff.

We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park.

If you have a passion for making and playing games, have excellent skills and experience, dedication and, most importantly, the talent we need - then we really want to hear from you.
About Sumo
Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers.

Since our inception in 2003, we've had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Codemasters, Sony, EA, BBC, Konami, Disney and many more.

Our recent successes include Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, Nike + Kinect Training, LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller, Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed, Xbox Fitness and Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox360). We are currently developing LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) for Sony and have several other unannounced but extraordinarily exciting AAA games in production.

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 need the best talent in the business to take our projects forward to grow our fantastic Sheffield team.

Contact Details:
Sumo Digital Ltd.
Tel: 0114 2426766
Contact: Rebecca Askham

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