Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team spread across four UK Studios; Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle and The Chinese Room in Brighton, along with our India studio in Pune. The Nottingham studio became part of the Sumo Digital family in March of 2016.
Based in the Castle Marina area of the city and with Nottingham castle dominating the skyline, the new studio is a state-of-the-art space dedicated to supporting the highest calibre of game developments most creative people. The environment has been designed to be open, light and bright and to provide a creative and flexible space against which a new team can develop the latest ideas for today's gaming platforms.
Our Nottingham studio is a real community of game loving, talented people who have a broad set of skills across a diverse range of games types including first-person shooter and racing games. We have been working hard on our first two projects - Team Sonic Racing for Sega and Project Nova for CCP and are about to embark on new projects.
We are looking for talented artists, designers, programmers, producers and support roles to join us making some fun games. In Nottingham we work on small and mid-size teams where everyone can contribute and make a big difference to the games we make. Delivering great games and following the Sumo Pathway, you'll be able to develop your career within a supportive and creative environment.
Here at Sumo we are planning for big things. Don't miss out. Join us.
The role @ Sumo
As a Build Engineer at Sumo Nottingham you will be responsible for maintaining the stability of the project builds across all platforms. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of systems to automate building and testing a title, and for delivering regular builds to QA teams and customers. You will capable of identifying the cause of any build problems, and for either resolving those problems yourself or communicating with other staff members to help resolve them. You will be helped in this and report to the lead programmer on the team who will be your line manager.
In a typical day you will be required to maintain systems for existing projects, while developing strategies for improving and automating the build and test processes for existing and future projects. You know how to use the tools required, including systems and scripting languages for automating building and testing. You may also have the skills to develop and refine tests to improve the quality of the testing process. You will have excellent communication skills enabling you to accurately communicate issues and report on the status of the build systems and builds themselves.
To be successful you will have:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience with Jenkins, TeamCity or similar build systems
- Experience with Maven, Gradle, or similar build management tools
- A strong understanding of SCCM tools such as Perforce, git or Subversion.
- A solid understanding of Linux, OSX and Windows Operating Systems
- Experience in a minimum of one scripting language (Python, Bash, Perl or Ruby)
It would be advantageous if you have:
- Experience in a range of programming languages (Java, C#, C++)
- A good time management and self-motivation skills.
- The ability to take direction and criticism.
- Knowledge of large-scale asset pipelines.
- Experience deploying to cloud compute and storage environments
- Game industry experience, and experience of console build tool chains
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 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 Nottingham, just ten minutes' walk from Nottingham train station and with good access to the north and the south via the M1. Nottingham itself benefits from a wealth of attractions, including a diverse range of bars and restaurants, several art galleries and a wide variety of cultural events.
Highlights include the Theatre Royal, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, the National Video Game Arcade and the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. The annual GameCity festival takes place throughout Nottingham city centre, celebrating the culture, innovation and creativity of video games and their development.