Senior/Experienced Environment Artist - SUMO SHEFFIELD

Sheffield
Art
Full-Time, Permanent
Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying over fifteen years of stability and growth.  We have six UK studios; Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Huddersfield, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India. 

Recent work includes Crackdown 3 (Microsoft), Hitman 2 (IO Interactive), LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony), and our first self-published original title - Snake Pass. We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Team Sonic Racing (SEGA) and Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver/Koch Media) as well as unannounced ‘AAA’ projects for major publishers.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo. After fifteen years of success, even bigger things are on the horizon, and want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role

Sumo have several exciting opportunities for experienced Environment Artists at our Sheffield studio. We are looking for world-class artists with a wealth of experience in driving quality standards on AAA console titles.
 
This is an incredible opportunity to shape some of the most exciting and groundbreaking video games currently being made in the UK.


We need you to have:

    • Expert levels of High and Low polygon modelling.
    • Expert level of Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush sculpting experience.
    • Have experience of production level shader work.
    • Strong understanding of the creation of physical based shaders.
    • A minimum of 5 years production working on AAA games.

We'd also ideally like you to have (although its not a deal breaker):

    • UE4 experience
    • Animation experience
What We Offer:

We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexi-time and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, a gift card on your birthday, and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas to potentially be developed by Sumo, with Snake Pass being the first to go to market. 
 
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.

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.