Senior Technology Programmer
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Nottingham became part of the Sumo Digital family in March of 2016 and is a community of diverse, game-loving people ranging from industry veterans to talented graduates.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
As a Senior Technology Programmer at Sumo Nottingham you will be responsible for the day to day development of game features across multiple platforms. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of the underlying technology within a title, potentially mentoring and managing one or two junior programmers to help achieve your goals. You will be capable and responsible for estimating the time and cost of feature implementation, and then meeting those budgets. 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 design, implement and debug technology within the game you are working on, potentially working across multiple platforms simultaneously. You know how to use the tools required, including dev kits to refine, polish and optimise the game systems to meet the highest standards. You will have excellent communication skills enabling you to define requirements for your work with content creators, and to accurately report progress and issues as the feature progresses. Finally, you will be able to share your knowledge and experience with the rest of the team, improving their abilities on a day to day basis.
To be successful you must have:
- 5+ years of commercial C++ experience, coding and debugging.
- At least one area of specialism within game developments (graphics, networking, AI, etc.).
- Experience of working with a commercial game engine or large in-house game engine.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of build and pipeline systems within game development.
- At least 1 shipped title (preferably console).
It would be advantageous if you have:
- Good time management and self-motivation skills.
- Ability to take direction and criticism.
- Experience with small team management, and mentoring.
- Knowledge of large scale asset pipelines.
- Knowledge of source control and asset management tools.
What we Offer:
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 the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.
We are proud to be in Nottingham, which benefits from a wealth of attractions, including world-famous history, a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and a wide variety of cultural events. Our new state-of-the-art studio is in the Castle Marina area of the City – ten minutes’ walk from the City Centre and served by excellent bus, train, tram and cycle links as well as good access to the North and South via the M1 motorway.
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.