With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.
The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!
Sumo Digital’s Sheffield studio is currently developing multiple titles and are expanding their experienced testing team. We are looking to add a QA Tester on a 12 month fixed term contract to work in a dev/embedded capacity.
Working in the heart of the development environment, the successful candidate will play a key part in the development process, executing testing processes and helping the project team achieve their target quality in design and implementation.
QA are embedded in our development teams and we are relying heavily on our testing team in order to be able to continue to achieve excellent results, therefore we consider this a great and exciting role for our main UK studio.
Proven track record of QA testing at least 2 games projects from start to completion with console testing experienceProactive and self-motivated, identifies problems in advance and presents innovative test approachesGood level of Quality Assurance knowledge with game development\componentsBug\defect tracking based experience such as JIRA, Hansoft, Bugzilla etc.Very active team player with excellent written and spoken communication skillsAbility to meet deadlinesExperienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidlyPassion and enthusiasm for the role and the company
An understanding of working within an agile development teamExperience with multiplayer action games. Plus, a strong passion for this genre.Knowledge of network testing including: Co-op functionality testing experienceNetwork conditioning testing with the ability to setup and maintain tools to aid with: Latency testing, Packet loss testing, Connection restrictive testing Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Taking titles through end phase submission testing, from alpha to gold masterDevelopment QA from early design through to end phase testing involving: Grey box testing, Black box / functional testing.Monitoring project check-ins as well as liaising with the dev team to identify and track issuesDaily smoke test within the game engine and on all target platformsCreate, run and maintain test cases and test scenariosAdjustment and improvement to test approach to capture issues in the development processProvide feedback and suggestions to improve quality and game experience
What We Offer:
· Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
· Electric Car Scheme
· Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
· Flexible Working
· 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
· Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme
· 5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
· Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
· Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
· Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
· Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
· Free Dental Insurance
· Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
· Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
· Additional flexible benefits scheme
· Cycle to Work Scheme
· Mental Health First Aiders
· Payroll Giving Scheme
· Game & Book Libraries
· Long service & project completion awards
· Wrap Parties
· Alternative Travel Prize Draw
· The Sumo GameJam
· Great family events
· Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
· Life Drawing
· Yoga Classes
· Free fruit and drinks
· Employee Referral Bonus
· Career Development
· Relocation Support to the UK
· Visa Sponsorship
Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
More about Sumo Sheffield
Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.
Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:
o World-class sports facilities
o Iconic theatres and galleries
o Multiple retail and shopping experiences
o Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries
o The award-winning National Video Game Museum
More about Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.