Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 280 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham opened in March 2016 and has rapidly grown to a 45 strong team with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.
Since our inception in 2003 we have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.
Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3), Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform), and our first self-published title Snake Pass (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) and Dead Island 2 (multi-platform) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.
2018 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.
We have an unmissable opportunity for a highly creative Senior Technical Animator to join our Sheffield studio. This is a fantastic opportunity to influence, define and manage the character pipeline of a large, genre-defining AAA console title. You need to have a wealth of experience and impressive track record backed up by a body of work demonstrating your highly creative approach. A strong ability to produce polished rigs, animation and character pipelines that are world class is essential. You will need to clearly demonstrate experience in setting up and managing character behaviour graphs and in working with code and design to achieve solid and engaging player experiences. Strong scripting skills and examples of problem solving are also essential. Experience using Unreal/Unity and Maya is an advantage.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine. We encourage everyone to input into the games we create and foster a strong team mentality. We have many interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexitime. Further perks include our legendry annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, an on-site gym and regular studio Game Jams.
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 a wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Please apply at http://www.sumo-digital.com
For a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruiter Hannah Burton on +44 (0)114 2426766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org