5 things you need to know about Sumo Warrington

30th Nov 2022 Studio Life

Sumo Warrington is made up of an elite team of programming experts who tackle the toughest tech challenges every day, working on multiple AAA titles and helping premium clients and partners to create the very best gaming experiences effectively. 

But what has the studio been involved in and what’s it like to be part of this small team of pragmatic and practically-minded programmers?

Here are five things you need to know about Sumo Warrington…

They work on some of the biggest games in the world (you just don’t know about it)

The work done by Sumo Warrington – delivering dependable technical excellence to external developers and (occasionally) Sumo sister studios – is usually swathed in secrecy.

They operate in close collaboration with external engineering teams to objectively identify and provide robust and efficient solutions to technical and productivity challenges to boost quality and efficiency in game development across contemporary platforms such as console and PC.

With a diverse softography including Football Manager ‘21, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and numerous unrevealed projects, they’ve probably supported at least one of your favourite games/franchises/IP (and there’s never a risk of genre fatigue)!


They deliver technical excellence from all over the UK

Sumo Warrington has a high-spec, shiny studio in the prosperous town it’s named after, providing an accessible hub with great transport links and local amenities for colleagues preferring a more social/in-person work environment.

To complement this and emphasise Studio Director Scott Kirkland’s passion for finding and accommodating the very best tech talent from around the UK, both hybrid and fully remote opportunities are available too. This approach allows the studio to maximise flexibility and accessibility for its people whilst still providing exposure to a wealth of AAA projects.


Security and sustainability are at the core

Sumo Warrington is very proud to offer a ‘best of both worlds’ experience to its team. A small, friendly, and supportive tech-focussed studio culture with industry-leading benefits (offering its people flexible working, generous holiday allowance with increases for service length, access to the annual bonus scheme and private medical insurance) while being part of the wider Sumo Group and getting to work alongside colleagues around the world, including Canada, India and Europe.


They learn and grow together

At Sumo Warrington, individuals and teams are given endless opportunities to learn and develop – whether it be through collaborative immersion in unfamiliar engines and content pipelines, pushing technical boundaries, or mentoring partnerships.

The studio hosts a broad spectrum of readily accessible programming expertise, ranging from up-and-coming juniors through industry veterans with decades of experience and perspective. Plus, as part of the wide Sumo Digital’s commitment to learning, people are able to take advantage of professional training and dedicated learning days to broaden their knowledge and develop new skills away from projects.


They’re ALWAYS on the lookout for global technical talent

Building on commercial success to date and significant industry-wide demand for their high-impact contribution to exciting and rewarding new game development projects, Sumo Warrington is committed to sustainable growth! They’re looking for talented Game Tech Programmers and Senior/Lead/Principal Game Tech Programmers from around the world to join their ongoing quest to deliver dependable technical excellence. They can even help you to relocate to the UK!

If Sumo Warrington sounds like the studio for you, why not check out the opportunities on our Careers Page?   


30th November 2022 Studio Life