Lead Programmer - SUMO SHEFFIELD

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations, Programming and Development
East Midlands
Sumo Digital Ltd.
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About Sumo

Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 280 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham opened in March 2016 and has rapidly grown to a 45 strong team with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.

Since our inception in 2003 we have 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) , Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform) , and our first self-published title Snake Pass (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.

2018 will be Sumo's biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.

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

- Self-motivate

What We Offer

We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary 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.

Please apply at http://www.sumo-digital.com

For a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruiter Grace Jackson on +44 (0)114 2426766 or email GJackson@Sumo-Digital.com

Contact Details:
Sumo Digital Ltd.
Tel: 0114 2426766
Contact: Hannah Burton

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