Audio Programmer

About the Employer
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; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

We have an extraordinary opportunity for a talented Audio Programmer with an excellent knowledge of and passion for enabling leading audio content in console games. Working closely with the audio team, you will be a key driver of audio quality on a huge but unannounced AAA console title with a clear vision of how to make our title truly stand out from the competition.

In your new job you will:

  • Work with and develop tools for game code integration, music management, VO management, middleware integration, and all related audio engineering systems
  • Maintain and/or implement new audio capabilities in Unreal / Wwise
  • Support and proactively interface with Sound Designers specifically and the entire development team peripherally
  • Develop audio code and content optimization

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A strong background in the game industry
  • Knowledge of how audio fits in game architectures and pipelines, including relevant hardware, software and compression issues
  • Proficiency in C/C++, minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • A working knowledge of Wwise middleware
  • Experience in writing and maintaining audio systems from the base audio engine to game code, music and tools
  • Excellent debugging and communication skills

It would be an advantage if you have:

  • A working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4
  • Previous experience in console programming
  • Worked in or closely with an Audio Design or Audio Engineering role in the past
  • Cross-platform experience including PC, Xbox One and PS4
What We Offer:

We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

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.