Lead Programmer - Sumo Digital

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Job Title Lead Programmer - Sumo Digital
Skills Required Lead Programmer,Technical Director
Job Description We have an exciting Lead Programmer opportunity working in Unreal 4 on a large, undisclosed AAA project currently in pre-production. 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Understand and direct the work of the coding team
  • Mentor the code team and lead by example
  • Work with the team and production to achieve the highest possible quality product


Knowledge Requirements: 
  • Proficiency in C/C++, minimum of 5 years' experience
  • 4 years' experience working in the game industry required
  • 3+ years' experience in console programming
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Practical experience with 3D math
  • Worked on at least 2 shipped games
  • Experience with asset pipelines dealing with large scale data sets
  • Experience working on at least one large scale game project


 Demonstrated Ability To: 
  • Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
  • Think critically, and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues
  • High personal standards as demonstrated in quality and pride of work
  • Create complex systems from start to finish
  • Quickly master tools and development processes
  • To take direction and criticism
  • Meet deadlines designated for team projects
  • Professionalism and the ability to function well within a team
  • Mentor less experienced programmers
  • Self-motivate


Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers.We're looking for new team members with the drive, passion and ambition that will help us make those games the best they can be.

Since our inception in 2003, we've had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Codemasters, Sony, EA, BBC, Konami, Disney and many more.We are responsible for a string of recent successes including Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, Nike + Kinect Training, LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller, Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed, Xbox Fitness and have several other unannounced but extraordinarily exciting AAA games in production.

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 need the best talent in the business to take our projects forward to grow our fantastic Sheffield team.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits. The environment itself is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having ownership and a realisable input into the games we create. 

A member of the Foundation 9 family of game developers since 2007, Sumo offers every employee the best chance of a secure future in the games industry by focusing on quality and the reliable delivery of their games and by making the most of the passion of its staff.

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.

If you have a passion for making and playing games, have excellent skills and experience, dedication and, most importantly, the talent we need - then we really want to hear from you. 
Salary Excellent DOE
Location Sheffield, UK & Europe
Job Category Programming
Date posted 10/06/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Sumo Digital using their internal reference .
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