Principal Technical Designer

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

Sumo Sheffield is looking for a talented Principal Technical Designer to join our growing design team to work on an exciting new project.

Within this role you will:

  • Collaborate with all the different disciplines to uphold and help execute the game vision.
  • Design, implement and take ownership of different systems for the game.
  • Create quick prototypes for testing new gameplay ideas and features.
  • Deliver quality work within schedule and any technical limitations.
  • Provide optimization and bug support for other team members.

We need you to have:

  • Technically skilled with UE4 experience in Blueprints.
  • Strong understanding of replication within UE4.
  • Ability to analyse and deconstruct the work of others.
  • Good knowledge of game and level design principles.
  • Understanding of optimization and technical limitations.
  • Self-motivated towards solving creative problems and technical challenges.
  • Clear and concise communication.

It would be great if you also have

  • Shipped at least one commercial title on current gen consoles.
  • Interest in other disciplines inside unreal such as animation and materials.
  • Basic Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ and C#
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.