Senior Build Engineer

Sumo Digital
Sumo Leamington Spa
1 month ago
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About Sumo Digital, Leamington

Sumo Leamington was established in March 2019, and is managed and operated by a team of industry veterans with deep experience of service-based games. Our vision statement is quite simply 'we make you look forward to tomorrow'; a vision to make games which players will keep coming back to - day after day, year after year.

We also believe that by putting people and purpose first, our studio culture is one that drives performance, boasts enthusiasm, and is something that the team are proud to say they are part of.

Day in the Life of a Senior Build Engineer at Sumo Leamington:

As a Build Engineer at Sumo Leamington, you will develop and maintain our build infrastructure, consisting of several build machines, plus the CI/CD software this build hardware uses. You will be the first port of call to identify the cause of any build problems and will either resolve those problems yourself or work alongside other team members to help resolve them. You may also develop and refine tests to improve the quality of the QA process.

You will be working every day with many of the people on the development team on our Unity-based game, working with all disciplines, including artists, designers, QA, and programmers. You will work with Lead and Senior Programmers and production staff on the game teams who will assist you in planning your work.

You’ll be responsible for ensuring that game packages build reliably and quickly for each of our target platforms, so that the development team and QA have access to builds in order to play and test the game. (The whole development team gets together regularly to play and stress test the game!).

What you need to do this job:

•Experience with build automation tools (such as TeamCity / Jenkins / Azure Dev Ops)

•Familiarity with scripting languages (such as Python / Bash / Windows .bat or Powershell)

•Strong understanding of Git - branching policies and Pull-Request workflow, experience with GIT command line

•Experience of resolving build errors and issues

•Experience with Unity, even better if you have written C# code for Unity

•Familiarity with build pipelines for consoles / mobile platforms

What’s in it for you?

Sumo 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, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.
Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*.
Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and second opinions (medical)), critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, flexible gym (in-studio or discounts) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests.
Personal Development: Structured My Development pathway, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5+ 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, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, 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 Digital:

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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