Senior Game Designer - SUMO SHEFFIELD

Sumo Sheffield
Design
Full-Time, Permanent
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; big things are on the horizon and want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

We are looking for a passionate Senior Game Designer to join Sumo Digital. This is an exciting opportunity for a designer specialising in feature ownership and implementation.

Within this role you will:

    • Take ownership of features from inception through to game release; striving for quality and innovation while adhering to the core vision of the game
    • Be the champion of quality for multiple feature designs; executing the vision of the stakeholder team
    • Review and adapt designs based on user testing and telemetry data
    • Mentor junior design team members

We need you to have:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • A proven track record of designing for high-profile games
    • A likable and approachable personality with a desire to motivate those around you
    • A passionate love of gaming and a strong understanding of modern gaming trends
    • 5+ years in game development
    • Knowledge of UE4

What we Offer:

Sumo Digital continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003.

We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Huddersfield, 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.

Sheffield itself offers all the benefits of a big city with a village attitude. Renowned for its friendly inhabitants and green spaces, Sheffield is a phenomenal place to live and work whether you’re just starting out in your career, or if you’re looking to establish roots and family. The city includes world-class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping and restaurants, and a third of the city lies inside the stunning Peak District National Park, offering easy access to incredible recreation and history.

Our Sheffield studio is adjacent to the Meadowhall shopping centre and its rail, tram and bus links and to the M1 motorway, making for an easy commute from places like Leeds and Nottingham.

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.