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Careers at Sumo
  • About Sheffield
  • About Pune
  • About Nottingham
  • About Newcastle
  • About The Chinese Room
  • Current Positions
  • Benefits

Sheffield is teeming with entertainment and cultural attractions!

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From award-winning theatre to striking art spaces, arena filling concerts to independent cinema, the great outdoors to inner city pampering, whatever you want to do, Sheffield has it covered!

The range of entertainment in Sheffield is something to be relished.

It’s so diverse and plentiful it can’t be pigeonholed.  What that means is there’s always something happening – something to see or hear, something to enjoy, something to entertain you. You’ll find something in the city to suit every taste, every day of the week.

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Live music appears to be on every corner whether you want top name pop bands, philharmonic concerts or folk music in a local pub.

The night time economy is an important part of Sheffield’s continued growth as an attractive and vibrant destination.    Sheffield City Centre has seen a dramatic transformation in recent years and the awarding of ‘Purple Flag’ status is worthy recognition of what a great place Sheffield is.

With galleries that art lovers dream of, Sheffield takes its art very seriously. 

That’s why you’ll discover truly exciting collections housed in traditional grand buildings to light-soaked glass and steel spaces.    And whether it’s music, world-class exhibitions, theatre or comedy you’ll be sure to find something entertaining or inspiring in award winning spaces and internationally renowned theatres.

With cultural gems and attractions around every corner hosting constantly changing exhibitions, day-by-day you’ll find something new and exciting to enjoy.

Once the industrial powerhouse of the world, you might be forgiven for expecting Sheffield to be grey, not green…

Don’t be fooled into thinking Sheffield isn’t a city full of wide open spaces, parks, woodland and rural villages, especially as a third of the city lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.

With the Peak District on Sheffield’s doorstep it’s as easy to enjoy an array of outdoor pursuits amongst stunning scenery, as it is to take in the cosmopolitan delights of the city centre.

Why not do both?

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Established in 2007 Sumo India is an award-winning development studio working in co-development with our other Sumo studios in the UK with a focus on providing high quality animation, code, design and graphics for all gaming platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Sumo India’s extensive catalogue of exciting AAA projects includes Crackdown 3, Team Sonic Racing, Project Nova, Dead Island 2, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Disney Infinity 3.0: Toy Box Speedway, Forza Horizon 2, Virtua Tennis 3, SEGA Superstars Tennis and our very own internal IP, the multiplatform internationally acclaimed Snake Pass.

With further unannounced AAA titles in development, Sumo India offers a unique working environment for the best Artists, Coders, Game Designers, Producers and Programmers in India.

Our office in Pune is in a prime spot in the city with multiple restaurants and bars within walking distance and a large shopping mall with a movie theatre and party facilities. Employees also have free access to our rooftop gym.

We are always looking for talented, creative individuals to complement the team in India and offer competitive benefits, an excellent working environment and the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting and recognisable video games.

The Nottingham studio joined the Sumo Digital family in March of 2016.

download (1)Based in the Castle Marina area of the city and with Nottingham castle dominating the skyline, the new studio is a state-of-the-art space dedicated to supporting our creative and talented team of game developers. The environment has been designed to be open, light and bright and to provide a creative and flexible space against which a new team can develop the latest ideas for today’s gaming platforms.

Situated on the edge of Nottingham city centre, the studio has excellent transport links and is easily accessible by road, national rail, bus and Nottingham’s NET tram system.

The Nottingham studio is a real community of game loving, talented people who have a broad set of skills across a diverse range of games types including first-person shooter and racing games. We have been working hard on our first two projects – Team Sonic Racing for Sega and Project Nova for CCP and are about to embark on new projects.

We are looking for talented artists, designers, programmers, producers and support roles to join us in making some fun games. In Nottingham, we work on small and mid-size teams where everyone can contribute and make a big difference to the games we make. Delivering great games and following the Sumo Pathway, you’ll be able to develop your career within a supportive and creative environment.

Our goal is to have fun, making something fun.Sumo_S

Our Newcastle studio was acquired from CCP Games in January 2018, bringing onboard a team with experience across many genres to Sumo. In addition to their broad development skills, the team is also widely recognised for their pioneering and critically-acclaimed expertise in Virtual Reality development.

Now working on an undisclosed third person action game, the studio’s combination of innovative technology and creative experience promises an exciting future.

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  • Newcastle held the honour of being rated the happiest place to live in the UK in 2016 by the European Commission and its people are known the world over for being some of the friendliest in the country… And perhaps even the world!
  • Located in the heart of the city there is always something going on but if you fancy a break from city life, there are excellent road and rail links to the studio that can transport you to the nearby countryside or even take you on a seaside excursion to the eastern coast.
  • We have Newcastle International Airport right on our doorstepwith flights to most European and worldwide metropoles and train links providing fast connections to London and Edinburgh.
  • The cost of living in Newcastle is some of the best in the country with property prices typically being 40% less than the UK average, so whether you’re looking for a city flat or a family home in a nearby village – there will be plenty of options available to you that are all within a pleasant commute to the studio.

Sumo Digital Newcastle is recruiting passionate people across all disciplines and levels to add to our established team of experienced game developers. If you’re looking to join a welcoming studio, with great opportunities we would love to hear from you.

 

The Chinese Room is an award-winning game development studio based in Brighton, best known for creating experimental first-person games such as Dear EstherAmnesia: A Machine for Pigs and most recently, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

In August 2018, The Chinese Room and co-founder Dan Pinchbeck joined Sumo Digital and is now in the exciting position of building a new team to continue developing some of their existing prototypes but perhaps most importantly: they are looking to build something new, something bigger, something that joining Sumo enabled them to pursue.

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and make a positive impact on the games that we create. We believe that work is all about creativity, respect, diversity, fun and togetherness.

As part of the Sumo Digital family, The Chinese Room offers a superb benefits package including generous holidays, flexible working hours, our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out and an excellent environment to work.

The studio is located in Brighton, which we think is one of the best cities in the south of England. It’s not just home to an amazingly vibrant game development scene, but a cultural hotspot with fantastic food, arts, music, shopping and sports.

Not only that but the studio is right next to a gorgeous park and only a short hop from the city centre, the beach and the South Downs National Park. Gatwick Airport is half an hour away from train, and you can be in Central London in just over an hour. It’s an easy place to love!

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The Chinese Room is built on passion, on finding amazing people and letting them shine. If this sounds like somewhere you would like to make games, then we would love to hear from you.

We’re looking for intelligent, driven individuals who can turn a spark of imagination into fantastic gaming experiences.

Think you’re ready for the challenge? Then take a look at some of our current positions and come join the Sumo team.

If there are no suitable roles listed but you would like to register your profile and receive emailed job alerts, please submit your CV .

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential chat about opportunities at Sumo please call our recruitment team on +44 (0)114 2426766

VIEW OUR CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Group Life Assurance Policy
The company provides a Group Life Assurance Policy to all staff, after successful completion of their probation period. The benefit is payable to a designated beneficiary in the event of death by a lump sum of 4 x annual basic salary.

Group Income Protection Policy
The company provides a Group Income Protection Policy which protects the employee and their family for long periods of illness by paying a portion of income equivalent to 75% of basic salary, for a set timescale.

Childcare Vouchers
We operate a childcare voucher scheme, which is recognized by the government and offers potential tax benefits to those who participate.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP is a free, completely confidential source of support for employees and their immediate families, which is provided by a professional independent body.

Holiday Pay
All employees will receive 24 days holiday, in addition to the UK Bank holidays.

Cycle to Work Scheme
The company operates a Cycle to Work Scheme under which the Government offers tax incentives to encourage employees to cycle to work. The scheme is open to all permanent staff with more than 6 months service.

Pension
The Company will provide access to a Group Personal Pension Scheme, administered by Scottish Widows.

Flexi Time
Sumo offers a flexi time scheme, because we understand just how crucial it is that staff are able to maintain their work/life balance

 

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