Audio Programmer - SUMO SHEFFIELD

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Audio and Sound, Business Operations, Programming and Development
Region:
UK
Area:
North East UK, Other UK
City:
Sheffield
Posted:
09-Nov-18
Company:
Sumo Digital Ltd.
Job Ref:
8d5ae2dc-98a6-4831-9680-b734fec1b0ff

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. It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo; we are growing across all our studios to support a very bright and busy future.

We have a host of well known partners that we work with including Microsoft, Sega, Sony, Disney and many more. Working alongside them our previous 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).

Looking down the road we have several exciting but unannounced projects that we are working on (all very hush hush!), but we can share that we are incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One), Dead Island 2 (multi-platform), Project Nova (PC) and Team Sonic Racing (multi-platform).

Here at Sumo we are planning for big things. Don't miss out. Join us.

The role @ Sumo

We have an extraordinary opportunity for a talented Audio Programmer with an excellent knowledge of and passion for enabling leading audio content in console games. Working closely with the audio team, you will be a key driver of audio quality on a huge but unannounced AAA console title with a clear vision of how to make our title truly stand out from the competition.

In your new job you will:

- Work with and develop tools for game code integration, music management, VO management, middleware integration, and all related audio engineering systems

- Maintain and/or implement new audio capabilities in Unreal / Wwise

- Support and proactively interface with Sound Designers specifically and the entire development team peripherally

- Develop audio code and content optimization

To be successful in this role you will have:

- A strong background in the game industry

- Knowledge of how audio fits in game architectures and pipelines, including relevant hardware, software and compression issues

- Proficiency in C/C++, minimum of 5 years' experience

- A working knowledge of Wwise middleware

- Experience in writing and maintaining audio systems from the base audio engine to game code, music and tools

- Excellent debugging and communication skills

It would be an advantage if you have:

- A working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4

- Previous experience in console programming

- Worked in or closely with an Audio Design or Audio Engineering role in the past

- Cross-platform experience including PC, Xbox One and PS4

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.

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

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