Programmer

We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we’ve built and contributed to some of the world’s best-loved game franchises.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The Role @ Sumo

We are always looking for enthusiastic and experienced programmers to join the Sumo Sheffield team to assist with development of AAA Xbox, PS4, Switch and PC based projects. 

As a programmer at Sumo, you will:

  • Work with project managers and other leads to define and complete programming tasks
  • Write high quality source code
  • Work with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers' specifications
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance to fix bugs
  • Ensure the game is compliant with manufacturer's guidelines for the relevant platforms
  • Maintain stability of development environment for the entire development team
  • You will need to have:

  • Worked on at least one released game and/or experience with at least one current generation engine (UE4, CryEngine, Source, Unity etc.)
  • Strong C++ programming skills
  • Strong 3D programming and mathematics skills
  • Thorough understanding of the game production process
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of source control systems
  • It would also be great if you have:

  • Graphics systems (3D graphics, animation, camera control, lighting, materials and shaders)
  • Knowledge of the requirements placed on gameplay code by a multiplayer networked game
  • Experience with Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, console programming
  • Experience of working to manufacturers' guidelines for the relevant platforms
  • What We Offer:
    ·         Annual Bonus 
    ·         Share Incentive Plan       
    ·         Competitive Pension
    ·         Flexible Working   
    ·         27 Days Holiday, including your birthday. a duvet day and Christmas
    ·         5 Learning Days
    ·         Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
    ·         Game & Book Libraries
    ·         Wrap Parties      
    ·         Alternative Travel Prize Draw
    ·         The Sumo GameJam
    ·         Big Family Events
    ·         Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
    ·         Life Drawing
    ·         Yoga Classes
    ·         Free fruit and drinks
    ·         Employee Referral Bonus        
    ·         Career Development    
    ·         Competitive Mat/Paternity & Adoption 
    ·         Employee Assistance Programme
    ·         Life Assurance 4x Salary
    ·         Income Protection of 75%            
    ·         Relocation Support to the UK
    ·         Visa Sponsorship

    Where do we stand on diversity?
    At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams (and the amazing work that they do) better! We encourage and welcome ALL applications.

    More About The Sumo Sheffield Studio:
    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, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.

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