Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 230 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham has recently opened with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.
Since our inception in 2003 we have had a had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.
Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) and Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) and Dead Island 2 (multi-platform) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.
2016 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.
Role and Purpose
We have an extraordinary opportunity for a proactive, highly motivated and production-focused Art Manager to join the team of a AAA console project at our Sheffield studio. Successful applicants must have experience in managing the development/creation of Art for AAA titles and have a broad understanding of contemporary processes, pipelines and engine technology.
-Responsible for managing the production and delivery of all art and animation on a AAA title
-Helping to create and manage the schedule for Art and Animation
-Effectively maintaining the Art and Animation backlog
-Working with all teams to organise sprint tasks.
-Communicating and prioritising dependencies
-Providing guidance to the Art Director on the requirements of art and animation
-Presenting best practices to art teams, critiquing problematic assets and workflows.
-Communicating clearly, in all directions
-Facilitating collaboration with external and internal teams
-Organising and managing Art documentation
Skills Experience and Qualifications
-Experience of managing an Art team through the complete lifecycle of AAA project development.
-Ability to organise and supervise creative teams to accomplish their assignments.
-Significant scheduling, budgeting, and outsourcing experience
-Knowledge of 3D pipelines and asset management
-Good verbal, visual and written communication skills
What We Offer
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendry annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym 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.
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 are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
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. We love it here.