About Sumo Newcastle
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018. As a former CCP Games studio, we have a solid history of cutting-edge development, and now with Sumo, a spectacular future of ‘AAA’ game development for some of the biggest and best publishers in the world.
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.
Sumo Newcastle is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic and talented people, and we embrace all the elements that make our team unique! We are an inclusive studio and welcome applications from all qualified applicants of any background, regardless of race, age, disability, gender identity or neurodiversity.
Do you want to start your career with one of the biggest game developers in the UK?
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, TIGA Star Employment Award for 2022, recipients of the Best Studio at the Develop: Star Awards in 2022 and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital and Sumo Group has enjoyed 20 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.
Sumo Digital are delighted to announce the return of our Programming Graduate scheme!
The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for talented graduates to work on our live projects. We highly value the contribution that exceptional, graduate talent bring to our studio.
Sumo’s Programming Graduate scheme is open to Games Programming/Development/Computer Science graduates from any university.
To be considered for this role, applicants must have a passion for games programming and should be able to provide good examples of their own work in C++ for the hiring managers to review.
To apply, please upload your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Sumo and what makes you a good programmer. It is essential that you include some C++ code samples via link, Github or Dropbox, this must be your own work, or if part of a project, make clear what your contributions were.
Please note that this opportunity is specifically with our Newcastle studio.
What we offer:
Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
ULEV car scheme
Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits
Salary Sacrifice Pension
21 days free-use holiday
your birthday off
5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
a duvet day
Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
extra allowance accrued for longer service
Free dental insurance
Life Assurance 4x Salary
Income Protection of 75% for 5 years
Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
Employee Assistance Programme:
Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
Free financial & home buying support consultations
Cycle to Work Scheme
Payroll Giving Scheme
Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
Career Development Pathway
Project Completion Awards
Big Family Events
Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group
Free fruit and drinks in our studios
Employee Referral Bonus
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 Newcastle Studio:
Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying over fifteen years of stability and growth. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.
We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out of office events such as our legendary annual Sumo ‘Big Day Out’, plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and Spyder for Apple Arcade.
We are proud to be in the North-East of England, in our new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities in Riga. Newcastle was voted the number one place that travellers should visit in 2018 by Rough Guide and has everything that a major European city has to offer; culture, heritage, lively bars and fantastic retail. It is an exciting cosmopolitan city while also boasting plenty of beautiful outdoor space including several beaches less than an hour’s drive away.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on every team member having the opportunity to shine and have real, meaningful input into the games that we create. We pride ourselves on our positive atmosphere and sociable team who regularly partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime and after-work clubs, and charity fundraising events.