Speculative Application - Senior/Lead/Principal Programmer

If you don't see a suitable open role for Sumo Warrington, please send your CV to this open Speculative Application opportunity. We are always on the lookout for Senior/Lead/Principal Game Tech Programmers. Should a suitable opportunity arise, we will then be in touch to discuss further.

We’re looking for passionate C++ tech programmers with extensive applied knowledge of all things game development to join the Sumo Warrington team, either remotely (within the UK) or in our friendly town centre studio.

Desirable skills, experience and behaviours include:

  • Unreal Engine and/or proprietary C++ tech stacks, tools and workflow
  • Software architecture, roadmaps and system design/specification/refactoring
  • Profiling and optimisation (CPU & GPU performance and memory)
  • Specialisms such as graphics, animation, physics, AI, tools, networking, audio, CI, etc
  • Pragmatic problem-solving including debugging of unfamiliar functionality
  • PC and console hardware platforms and associated services
  • Development best practices and refinement thereof
  • Proactive communication (internal and client-facing)
  • Autonomous and collaborative work + ownership thereof
  • Requirements gathering, planning, prioritisation, task breakdown and estimation
  • Continuous personal development
  • Strong maths
  • Mentoring
  • [For lead and TD candidates] objective and supportive technical leadership/direction
  • Successful candidates will:

  • Join our world-class programming team, working with prestigious partners from around the globe
  • Make key contributions to high profile AAA titles, extending functionality and boosting productivity, quality and performance
  • Demonstrate and hone experience and skills alongside some of the industries brightest talent
  • [For lead and TD candidates] take greater ownership of your own work and the team’s contributions, providing technical inspiration/leadership/direction, supporting team development and nurturing client relationships.
  • Talk to us now to find out more about opportunities to work on some of the biggest and best PC and console games in a secure and supportive environment with an industry-leading benefits package! Check out our website for more information.
    What We Offer:
    ·          Flexible and remote working
    ·          Defined annual bonus scheme
    ·          Salary sacrifice pension
    ·          Life assurance of 4x salary
    ·          Income protection of 75% for up to 5 years
    ·          27 days annual leave, including your birthday, a duvet day and Christmas shutdown
    ·          Cumulative long service annual leave awards
    ·          Holiday “buy and sell” scheme
    ·          Salary sacrifice ultra-low emission vehicle scheme
    ·          “Cycle to Work” scheme
    ·          Monthly allowance to spend on enhanced benefits
    ·          5 learning days every year
    ·          Access to 4,000 Udemy courses and the GDC Vault
    ·          Social events including quiz nights, wrap/Christmas parties and family days
    ·          Employee referral bonus
    ·          Mentoring and career development
    ·          Dental insurance
    ·          Enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption pay
    ·          Employee assistance programme
    ·          ‘Help at Hand’ remote GP, mental health, and physio appointments
    ·          Mental health first aiders
    ·          Financial & home-buying support consultations
    ·          Payroll Giving scheme
    ·          Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group.
    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.
    Sumo Group’s inclusion and belonging community houses five public streams: Accessibility, Wellbeing and Families, LGBTQ+, Women, Ethnic Minorities and Culture, Religion and Faith, and two private streams, Marginalised Genders and Ethnic Minorities and is open to all people in the business.
    More about Sumo Warrington:
    Sumo Warrington is located at The Base – a modern, spacious, and accessible office - on the outskirts of Warrington Town Centre. We’re in the North West of England, roughly midway between the metropolises of Liverpool and Manchester. It’s a fantastic area to live, work and play in, providing:
    ·          Tasty venues to wine and dine.
    ·          Rich entertainment, education, and culture.
    ·          A gateway to the great outdoors.
    ·          Numerous shopping destinations.
    ·          Popular sporting events and activities.
    More about Sumo Digital and Sumo Group
    Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific game developers, with a track record for stability and sustainable growth since its formation in 2003. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington, The Chinese Room in Brighton, and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India, PixelAnt Games in Wroclaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic, Timbre Games in Vancouver, Canada and Atomhawk in Newcastle, Vancouver, and Leamington.
    Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include BAFTA Award-winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.
    Sumo Group has received 3-star Best Companies accreditation for the last three years in addition to being named one of the top 3 best large companies to work for in the UK in 2023! Sumo Digital holds the prestigious TIGA Star Award for excellence and was winner of the Develop: Star Awards Best Studio in 2019, 2021 and 2022. 

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