Build Engineer - SUMO NOTTINGHAM

Sumo Nottingham
Full-Time, Permanent
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!

The role @ Sumo

As a Build Engineer at Sumo Nottingham you will be responsible for maintaining the stability of the project builds across all platforms.  You will be responsible for the design and implementation of systems to automate building and testing a title, and for delivering regular builds to QA teams and customers.  You will capable of identifying the cause of any build problems, and for either resolving those problems yourself or communicating with other staff members to help resolve them.  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 maintain systems for existing projects, while developing strategies for improving and automating the build and test processes for existing and future projects.  You know how to use the tools required, including systems and scripting languages for automating building and testing.  You may also have the skills to develop and refine tests to improve the quality of the testing process.  You will have excellent communication skills enabling you to accurately communicate issues and report on the status of the build systems and builds themselves. 

To be successful you will have:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience with Jenkins, TeamCity or similar build systems
    • Experience with Maven, Gradle, or similar build management tools
    • A strong understanding of SCCM tools such as Perforce, git or Subversion.
    • A solid understanding of Linux, OSX and Windows Operating Systems
    • Experience in a minimum of one scripting language (Python, Bash, Perl or Ruby)

It would be advantageous if you have:

    • Experience in a range of programming languages (Java, C#, C++)
    • A good time management and self-motivation skills.
    • The ability to take direction and criticism.
    • Knowledge of large-scale asset pipelines.
    • Experience deploying to cloud compute and storage environments
    • Game industry experience, and experience of console build tool chains
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.