Lead Lighting Artist

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 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!

Sumo Sheffield is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.

The role @ Sumo

We have an extraordinary opportunity for a world class Lead Lighting Artist to play a key role in defining the overall look, feel and visual mood of an exciting project here at Sumo Sheffield.

We will need you to have:

  • Expert levels of lighting and colour theory
  • Expert level of real time rendering and post FX
  • Expert level experience of creating and directing level lighting and post FX in a real-time engine
  • Strong understanding of physical shaders and their interaction with lighting and post FX
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years production working on AAA games or film.

It would also be great if you have:

  • Expert levels of lighting and colour theory
  • Expert level of real time rendering and post FX
  • Expert level experience of creating and directing level lighting and post FX in a real-time engine
  • Strong understanding of physical shaders and their interaction with lighting and post FX
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years production working on AAA games or film.
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.