Sound Designer

Sumo Sheffield /
Audio /
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, 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. Join us!

The role @ Sumo
 
We are seeking a talented Sound Designer to join our growing team and help create incredible games!
  
You will be using our leading-edge facilities to create and implement sound effects in our most exciting projects yet! Working alongside our design, art and code teams you will create and integrate audio as a central pillar of our games. You will take responsibility for driving quality throughout, with involvement in every aspect of audio development from concepting through to final mix.
 
We are passionate about all aspects of audio and this is a great opportunity for a talented designer who shares that passion and wants to be part of this exciting studio’s future.  
 

Within this role you will:

    • Create AAA standard, original SFX using a range of sound design methods and techniques
    • Have an in-depth understanding of Wwise middleware
    • Represent audio interests within cross-discipline feature groups
    • Work closely with our talented audio team to deliver AAA audio for our games

We need you to have experience with:

    • Full cycle work experience as an Audio Designer on at least 2 shipped AAA titles
    • Demonstrable sound design skills
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
    • Advanced working knowledge of Wwise middleware
    • Good knowledge of field and studio recording
    • Familiarity with Foley recording and application.
    • Experience in working with sound to picture.
    • Able to take and act on feedback and direction.

It would also be great if you have experience with:

    • Working experience with current gen console development/production
    • Experienced Reaper user
    • Comfortable running dialogue sessions
    • Experienced in multichannel sound design
    • An understanding of current developments in interactive audio
    • Working experience of creating UE4 Blueprints or similar visual scripting
What We Offer:
·         Annual Bonus 
·         Share Incentive Plan       
·         Competitive Pension
·         Flexible Working   
·         27 Days Holiday, including your birthday. a duvet day and Christmas
·         5 Learning Days
·         Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
·         Game & Book Libraries
·         Wrap Parties      
·         Alternative Travel Prize Draw
·         The Sumo GameJam
·         Big Family Events
·         Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
·         Life Drawing
·         Yoga Classes
·         Free fruit and drinks
·         Employee Referral Bonus        
·         Career Development    
·         Competitive Mat/Paternity & Adoption 
·         Employee Assistance Programme
·         Life Assurance 4x Salary
·         Income Protection of 75%            
·         Relocation Support to the UK
·         Visa Sponsorship

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 Sheffield Studio:
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 are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

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, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.