Principal Programmer

Sumo Digital
Auroch Digital, Bristol
1 month ago
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About Auroch Digital

Auroch Digital is a Bristol-based videogame developer with a passion for making games that relate to and deal with real-world issues. We work on original titles, partnerships, and work-for-hire projects – specialising in strategy, retro, porting and, digital tabletop games –including Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, Brewmaster, and Mars Horizon.

Day in the Life of a Principal Programmer at Auroch Digital:
As a Principal Programmer at Auroch Digital, you will contribute to the programming team by planning and directing your own work while writing high-quality code. You be responsible for writing high-quality code, adhering to and enforcing programming best practices and standards, as well as assisting the Technical Director with drawing up policy and best practices. You will also liaise with other disciplines and teams within the studio as well as external partners to facilitate the development on our projects.
What you need to do this job:

• Solid knowledge of C++ and C#

• Working knowledge of current game programming techniques

• Experience working on games for console and PC

• Ability to think critically and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues

• Excellent time management with the ability to delegate requests for time as appropriate

The Interview Process:

The interview process will consist of 3 stages:

1st Stage: a chat with the Technical Director, and another member of the programming team
2nd Stage: a take-home technical test (depending on experience)
3rd Stage: a final interview, with the Studio Director, Production Director and Technical Director

*This is a rough outline of the interview process and could change in certain circumstances.

What’s in it for you?

Auroch also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.

Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance (to purchase add-on benefits marked*), salary sacrifice pension, employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, cars, bicycles and much more!
Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday, bank holidays, birthday off, a duvet day raising to 4 with service, Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year), options to buy or sell +5/-5 days annual leave*, and an optional 3 month unpaid sabbatical after 3 years service!
Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (Remote GP, Mental Health and Physio appointments), critical illness cover*, health cash plan* and funded flu vaccines/eye tests.
Personal Development: Structured Personal Development tool, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5/8 learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video).
Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, regular studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years service) and an annual gaming subscription.

*These benefits are part of our flexible benefits options and are opt-in selections.

Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Group:

We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.

As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.

Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.

Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.

We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.

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