6 days ago
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!
The role @ Sumo
Sumo Sheffield has a fantastic opportunity for a Production Assistant to join one of our Game Development teams. As part of the Production team you will support and enable developers, tracking delivery progress and facilitating clear, cross project communication. This role is ideal for someone who considers themselves to be organised, highly adaptable and composed.
In your new role, your responsibilities will include:
- Working alongside the Production team to ensure the developers are fully functional and productive
- Facilitating daily stand-up meetings and monthly retrospectives with the development team, taking notes and identifying action points to follow up on
- Tracking and updating development schedules
- Attend meetings and provide departmental updates
- Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, capacity and project goals
- Assisting in the process of risk analysis on all projects with a view to mitigating all project risks
- Working alongside the Production team to build and improve process and best practice
To be successful you will have:
- Great people management skills, using a friendly and understanding approach to our team members
- Excellent organisation skills, with the ability to priorities a varying workload effectively
- An open, positive and collaborative attitude
- Confidence to find solutions to problems
- An eye for detail with the ability to make sure that all the information is accurate and correct
- Demonstrate a keen ability to develop new skills through online training
- Be adaptable and open to change due to the evolving criteria with external and internal teams
- Passion for games
- Strong communication skills and good knowledge of Microsoft 365
- Ability to work under pressure and achieve results under tight deadlines
It would be great if you also have experience with:
- Have knowledge of Scrum and/or Kanban methodologies
- Basic understanding of Game Development and Production practices
What We Offer:
· Annual Bonus
· Share Incentive Plan
· Competitive Pension
· Flexible Working
· 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday. a duvet day and Christmas
· 5 Learning Days
· Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
· Game & Book Libraries
· Wrap Parties
· Alternative Travel Prize Draw
· The Sumo GameJam
· Big Family Events
· Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
· Life Drawing
· Yoga Classes
· Free fruit and drinks
· Employee Referral Bonus
· Career Development
· Competitive Mat/Paternity & Adoption
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Life Assurance 4x Salary
· Income Protection of 75%
· Relocation Support to the UK
· Visa Sponsorship
Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams (and the amazing work that they do) better! We encourage and welcome ALL applications.
More About The Sumo Sheffield Studio:
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.