Head of IT Infrastructure

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

This is a brand new role to Sumo Digital and a very exciting opportunity for somebody to head up the IT infrastructure team ensuring IT systems are resilient, performant and cost effective. Within your new role you will work with the Group IT Director and wider business to develop and implement the IT Infrastructure strategy.

In your new role you will:

  • Lead team of server, storage, and network engineers – prioritizing tasks, setting objectives, carrying out performance objectives and recruitment as necessary
  • Ensure the infrastructure supporting Sumo digital systems is resilient and performant, meeting the needs of the business
  • Ensure systems are secure and built with security by design
  • Assist in the definition and management of the IT budget
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Sumo Group IT strategy
  • Build strong customer relationships with internal Sumo customers
  • Manage vendors and maintenance agreements

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience building and managing teams of IT Engineers, ideally globally
  • Excellent knowledge of all elements of IT infrastructure including server, storage, security and networking
  • Experience of supporting global disparate infrastructure systems
  • Experience of assisting and implementing am IT strategy
  • Excellent communications skills – written and verbal
  • Excellent stake holder management
  • Program management experience
  • Budgetary management experience
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.