Sumo Digital
Sumo Nottingham
7 months ago


Sumo Nottingham develops characterful, accessible and innovative action/adventure and racing games for console and PC. We are part of Sumo Digital Ltd., an independent UK developer working with some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony and Sega.

What you’ll be doing

As a programmer you’ll be working to develop features needed for the game title you’re working on. The set of features you’ll work on will be broad, potentially including gameplay, UI, audio, and the underlying technology needed to make the game work. You’ll research new techniques when necessary, and apply them to your development efforts.

What we’re looking for

You’ll be familiar with programming in C++ and be able to demonstrate experience of applying your knowledge to games or games technology. You should have some experience of working on a commercial or proprietary game engine and be able to show understand of its architecture. You will have a positive, curious and determined approach to completing the work you’re assigned.

Who you’ll be working with

You’ll be working with a team of programmers as part of a multidisciplinary games team. You will work with game designers to define and iterate on the features you’re developing. You will work with artists to support their creation of the art content in the game. You will work with production and project management staff to prioritise your work and keep track of your progress.

You’ll be supported in your work by senior programmers and your lead.

Sumo Nottingham is a community of game loving, talented people and we believe that diverse teams make the best games. We welcome applications from everyone.

Where you’ll be working

Our studio is in Nottingham’s Castle Marina, near Nottingham’s picturesque canal route and just fifteen minutes’ walk from the City Centre. The studio is served by excellent bus, tram and cycle links and the railway station is a ten-minute walk away.

Nottingham has lots to see and do, including a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and numerous cultural events. There are several large parks in and around the city (including Wollaton Park, containing Batman’s house!), and it sits on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District area. It has excellent road and rail links to the North and South of the country, with London less than two hours away by train.
What we’ll do for you

We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. We support your personal development through access to training resources and time to work on them. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, vouchers on your birthday 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.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, with emphasis on well being and work/life balance.

Want to know more about Sumo?

Sumo Digital, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and 2019 TIGA Award for Best Independent Studio, continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

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